Boston Hospitals Put to Test After Marathon Explosions

At least eight hospitals in the Boston area treated more than 140 victims of the Boston Marathon explosions yesterday, which have left three people dead and many more critically injured.  

The scope of injuries from the explosion resembled those of a war zone, according to a Boston Globe report, startling many medical providers who are not accustomed to such trauma. The severe injuries and influx of patients left the area’s hospitals mobilizing disaster plans and reinforcing emergency departments with extra staff and security.

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