Letters: Oct. 23, 2006

Surviving Loss, Regaining Life

On a quest for a story meant to define an already stellar career, Michael Weisskopf lost a hand but reclaimed his life and family. Readers sympathized with Weisskopf and with the countless soldiers who are also nursing physical and psychic wounds received while serving their country

My commendations Michael Weisskopf for the great excerpt from his book and for his courage in facing tragedy and in becoming stronger as a result [Oct. 2]. I say that as a doctor who has seen many amputees. Weisskopf's position as a senior correspondent for a major magazine meant that he got the best care....

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