Boston ‘Medical Mecca’ equipped for mass trauma

April 18, 2013 9:27 AM

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Boston ‘Medical Mecca’ equipped for mass trauma

Here’s an unsettling thought: Monday’s Boston Marathon carnage could’ve been a whole lot worse if it had happened almost anywhere else.

But the bombings happened in the heart of a world-class medical cluster. And local hospitals were already bracing for a flood of patients — though they were expecting dehydrated runners, not blast and burn victims, some of whom had lost limbs.

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