A little Iraqi boy with shrapnel wounds in the ER. US soldiers often brought in Iraqi civilians after an ambush or roadside bomb, even though the hospital was not supposed to for civilians. They would get treatment, but once stabilized, sent on to an Iraqi facility.
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