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Syria ER: Performing Amputations with Little Electricity

Here’s an ABC News story from 26 October 2013 regarding medical care in Syria, and the lack of facilities, even electricity.

Syrian-American orthopedic surgeon Dr. Samer Attar, talking about his medical work near Aleppo:

“There were people who requested amputations because they couldn’t live any more with a leg with exposed bone and pus just pouring out of the wound. A number of the amputations were on children…”

Read the whole story.