Scarred Beneath the Skin

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Walter Reed is full of soldiers whose bodies are riddled with shrapnel. Many carry around the fragments doctors have left inside them to work their way out over time. Removing embedded shrapnel, doctors say, can do more harm than good. And the body can 'tolerate it fairly well,' said Col. Russell Martin, the general surgeon consultant to the Army surgeon general.

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