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Chicago's violence provides training for military doctors

With the end of allied combat operations in Afghanistan, the American military went looking elsewhere to train military doctors.

In Chicago, a city rife with gang violence, one navy surgeon has found that treating civilian injuries provides valuable combat skills.

Tom Esslemont visited him at the Chicago hospital that treats 600 gunshot wounds a year.

  • 29 Nov 2014
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