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Hospital emergency chief on Boston Marathon bombing injuries: Lower limb, shrapnel injuries prevalent
CBS This Morning

Dr. Richard Wolfe, chief of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, told CBS News that the hospital initially admitted 24 people; seven were released.

The injuries sustained in the bombing have been primarily shrapnel injury in the lower extremities, he said. “Some hand injuries, but mainly devastating injuries to limbs,” he said. “We have at least two amputations and a number of very serious wounds that require fairly aggressive care.”

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