The picture here of Marine Lance Corporal Eric Frazier, a 20-year-old combat veteran of Iraq, lifts this page to another level. He is being fitted for the first of two high-tech artificial legs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. It's a sad fact of life that wars accelerate advances in the care of traumatic injuries. Last year, in our first Military Medicine issue , we called this phenomenon "war's bloody silver lining." With the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan no less crimson today, we once again shine a spotlight on medical matters.