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100 Boston patients are out of hospital

100 Boston patients are out of hospital
Posted April 17th, 2013 @ 8:20am by Kevin Spak, Newser Staff

PHOTOS: Explosions Rock Boston Marathon

(NEWSER– As of this morning, 100 of the 183 people hospitalized in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing have been released, CNN reports, in a testament to how well area doctors have handled the crisis. Boston boasts nearly 80 hospitals, and they're regarded as some of the world's best, the Week points out, while MSNBC observes that trauma treatment has improved drastically since 9/11—in part because of America's war experience. The Marathon bombs were IEDs, "and that's exactly what a number of our troops in Iraq in Afghanistan have had to deal with," one emergency room specialist tells NPR.

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