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Treating Trauma in Boston

I Tweeted this, but I thought it was worth sharing (and I’m trying to blog more). From the New England Journal of Medicine (which I grabbed the RSS for years ago and am always excited to run across), a bit of a post-mortem on the medical response to the Boston Marathon bombings. The whole thing is interesting (and very different than most of the stories on the bombing you’ll read), but the most interesting tidbit to me was this:

Although most health care providers in the United States have never treated a bombing victim, lessons learned by military surgeons, emergency physicians, and nurses in Iraq and Afghanistan are progressively percolating through the trauma care community.

April 25, 2013 // This post is about: , , ,

Comments

  • Nick says:

    Interesting. Detroit Receiving was one of the top destinations for trauma residents in training in the 80s and 90s–they get a volume of gunshot victims and burns that’s unparalleled elsewhere. Before we had a training ground in central Asia (now, it seems, for bombs, too) doctors headed off to war would go to Detroit first.

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