Books: Post-Mortem

365 DAYS by Ronald J. Glasser, M.D. 292 pages. Braziller. $6.95.

"When you are describing a disaster," Ronald Glasser explains, "you talk to the victims." Glasser is a young Minneapolis pediatrician who was drafted in 1968 and assigned to the Army hospital at Camp Zama, Japan. His job there was to care for the children of military families. But his attention was soon absorbed by the hospital's more specific mission—mending the thousands of shattered soldiers who were flown in from battle in Viet Nam. Glasser began listening to the wounded in his off hours, then writing their stories down. Though his...

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