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Marathon medical tent
‘transformed into trauma unit’

Boston Globe, by Dr. Sushrut Jangi

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Posted By:Hobbiest, 4/15/2013 10:32:43 PM

My friend and colleague, Dr. Jennifer Rosenberg, a family physician in Coolidge Corner, was attending to her patient when we heard two explosions – the second a few moments after the first. The medical tent was already packed with runners lying on cots for dehydration or hypothermia. We heard a calm voice from the center of the tent, belonging to John Andersen, one of our medical coordinators. “Stay calm, and stay with your patients,” he said, “while we figure out what’s happening.” A few minutes later, physicians, nurses, and coordinators were called to the site of the explosion;

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Amazing account of medical personnel rising to the occasion.

PLEASE split long headline. LCom Staff.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 4/16/2013 2:59:39 AM     (No. 9277659)

These excellent physicians and nurses represent the medical system that is now on the verge of extinction thanks to Obamacare. God bless them for their dedication all thru this horrible day.......

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 4/16/2013 4:15:57 AM     (No. 9277694)

Ditto, #1. What worries me is that the medical tents at various events will now be on the hit list. But no matter what we do the terrorists (can I say that? /s) will find a way to get to us.

Go back to what the famous bank robber Willie Sutton said back in the twenties and thirties of the last century. He was asked why he chose to rob banks and replied: "That´s where the money is."

Terrorists will attack events like the Boston Marathon because that´s where the people are. Terrorists would also like the fact that this was a family event and not at all political. In short, we´ll get you no matter where you go.

Now think of Maggie and read a recent article by Con Coughlion (no relation to CAP) in the Telegraph: "Margaret Thatcher: It was an Iron law that there would be no surrender to terrorism"

http://tinyurl.com/cn2e6mw

One of Maggie´s best pronouncements came when she imposed a ban on certain republican and loyalist organisations, saying:

We must "starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend."

Those were the days my friend.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/16/2013 8:57:14 AM     (No. 9277970)

This is an excellent first person account of the aftermath of this attack and what the medical staff did when the first casualties appeared in the tent intended for treatment of runners in distress.

The only sour note I noticed last night was the whining of the runners about those poor runners who were stopped when the explosions occurred and denied a finish "after all that work".

All I could think of was the dead - including an 8 year old - and those who had lost limbs and would never walk properly again.

The runners - most of whom seem to have escaped serious injury - should feel blessed. Their complaints made me sick.

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