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How Advances In Battlefield Medicine Can Save Civilians’ Lives
National Public Radio

About 10 years ago, Dr. Swaminatha Mahadevan was conducting research at a Nepalese hospital, when he witnessed something that would never have happened back home in California.

An older man had been in a road accident and was thrown from a car. He was lying on a hospital gurney. He was bleeding to death. “But no one was doing anything about it,” says Mahadevan, an emergency medicine professor at Stanford University. “In the States, this man would have had a whole team of doctors leaning over him.”

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