When British soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are injured, they get taken to the British military's field hospital at Camp Bastion in Helmand province. Artist David Cotterrell spent a month there, recording what he observed for the Wellcome Collection's exhibition War and Medicine.
Here, David Cotterrell describes what he saw at Camp Bastion, and the front line.
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Slideshow by Paul Kerley and Arlene Gregorius. Publication date 17 December 2008.