Medical Lessons Learned From the Boston Bombing

Rapid use of imaging was critical in stemming marathon's death toll, researcher says

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"The number one priority is stopping bleeding, period," he said. "If you look at the Korean War, if a soldier had an amputation it was pretty much a death sentence. But now we've pretty much eliminated extremity injury as a cause of death. You have to focus first on the basics of trauma -- airway, bleeding and circulation."

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For more information on blast injuries, visit the American Trauma Society.

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