Paris Surgeons Overwhelmed As They Fight To Save Victims Of The Attacks

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More than 120 people were injured in the Paris Terror Attacks that occurred on November 13th, but the fight is far from over yet. There are still hundreds of people who were wounded, many of them critically, during the terrorist attacks and the hospitals are overflowing with people as the Paris surgeons give their all and fight to save as many of the victims as they can.

At the St. Louis Hospital in Paris, it looks like a war-zone as victims with gunshot wounds are tended to; medical personnel racing between hospital beds. The doctors, surgeons, and nurses work tirelessly, tending to bullet wounds in the arms, legs, chests, and thoraxes of the men and women who lay in their hospital.

One nurse from the St. Louis Hospital, Catherine, expressed her pride in those whom she shares her profession with, saying “I prefer to remember this incredible wave of solidarity that I have seen: all the staff, the doctors, surgeons, nurses who spontaneously phoned to offer the support and come in the middle of the night without even that we asked them. That night, I would hold that I was proud of my profession, my colleagues and my hospital.”

At the Georges Pompidou hospital, also located in Paris, the head of emergency services Philippe Juvin described the eerie scene. Having previously worked in conflict zones such as Afghanistan, he said that he’d only seen something like this before in those conflict zones.

Photo by Dr. Pourya Pashootan at the Saint Louis Hospital, c/o DailyMail

Photo by Dr. Pourya Pashootan at the Saint Louis Hospital, c/o DailyMail

Describing the state of shock that the victims were in as they arrived, Juvin said “You can not imagine the psychological trauma as well. It is difficult to explain but many of the patients were silent when they arrived despite their injuries. It’s not like in a movie when you see all the people crying. It’s absolutely not the case. Patients arrived in ambulances and nobody spoke.”

Many other Paris surgeons and doctors echoed the words of Juvin, telling how patients were “not expressing any normal emotions” and “seemed detached from both the events and his own injuries.”

In addition to the many bullet wounds found on the victims, many also have other injuries such as broken jaws, cracked skulls, gouged-out eyes and shattered limbs.

The Paris surgeons are doing everything they can to save lives of the surviving victims of the Paris terrorist attacks, but even those who survive will likely experience after-effects of the trauma, perhaps even for the rest of their lives.

Read also: Paris Attacks Most Wanted Man: Police Hunt For Salah Abdeslam.

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