TAn 18-month-old Iraqi boy from Ramadi, whom the staff dubbed Henry. He inhaled chlorine gas after an insurgent gas attack. Two children with him died at the hospital. An uncle from Baghdad came by to visit him every day.
The artist Steve Mumford originally went to Baghdad in 2003 to work as a war artist, embedded with the U.S. military, both writing a journal and making drawings and watercolors of what he saw there. In early 2007 he returned to Iraq for approximately a month, where he worked at an army hospital. This is the second of three reports on that trip. The first, "With Good Company into Iraq," was posted on Mar. 8, 2007. The archive for Mumford’s original "Baghdad Journal" can be found here