MA General Hospital Doctor on patients injuries

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Monday, April 15, 2013 - 4:50pm

AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MORE THAN 20 OTHERS INJURED IN TWO EXPLOSIONS NEAR THE FINISH LINE AT THE BOSTON MARATHON.

OFFICIALS WITH THE MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL SAY THEY HAVE SO FAR RECEIVED 19 PATIENTS AND SIX ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

DOCTORS SAY THE INJURIES CONSIST OF ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES AND TRAUMATIC AMPUTATIONS.

DOCTORS COMPARED THE INJURIES TO SOMEONE INJURED IN A WARZONE.

"We've had in total 19 patients so far, of which six are critical. Another five have serious wounds and the rest at the moment, pending completed evaluation, they are not life threatening. The six critical are very serious; one had to be given immediate blood transfusions in the emergency department and is already in the operating room."

"Mostly orthopedic injuries, traumatic amputations, injuries to arms and legs, those are the ones we're seeing at this time."

"This is like a bomb explosion we hear about in the news in Baghdad or Israel or some other tragic points that's based in the world."
 

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