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Tourniquets, once scorned, save lives

Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Medical experts said that without tourniquets, many of the people injured at the Boston Marathon bombing last week would not have survived. Three people were killed and more than 170 injured when two bombs packed with pellets, nails and metal shards exploded near the finish line. The force of the blast blew off people’s limbs, broke bones and shredded muscle. Rea said that the scene in Boston was like what he saw during his deployment. ...

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