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2013 Boston Marathon Bombings: Overview of an Emergency Department Response to a Mass Casualty Incident

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 June 2013

Shawn M. D'Andrea*
Affiliation:
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Eric Goralnick
Affiliation:
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Stephanie R. Kayden
Affiliation:
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
*
Address correspondence and reprint requests to Shawn M. D'Andrea, MD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts (e-mail: sdandrea@partners.org).

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Copyright © Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Inc. 2013 

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