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Doctors Describe Chaos, Gruesome Injuries After Marathon Catastrophe

Boston health care professionals continue to work around the clock caring for victims of Monday’s Boston Marathon explosions. An article in The New York Times explains how doctors are working together to make treatment decisions that are life changing for patients. A trauma surgeon at Boston Medical said “What we like to do is before we take off someone’s leg — it’s extremely hard to make that decision — is we often get two surgeons to agree.” So far at least 9 people “had legs or feet so mangled they would need to be amputated.” Many limbs were saved thanks to first responders who treated wounds with tourniquets in the minutes following the explosion.

Read it in The New York Times.