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Latest April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak Stories

2013-04-23 12:56:29

Neurosurgeons from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medical Center recount their experiences in treating patients with head and spine injuries during the epic April 2011 tornado disaster. The authors focus on injuries sustained on April 27th of that year. Details on these cases and a discussion on the necessity of disaster preparedness are found in "Neurosurgical injuries resulting from the 2011 tornadoes in Alabama: the experience at the University of Alabama at Birmingham...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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