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“I was in the Navy [for] 24 years, and I trained to do nothing but battlefield casualty care. Did it prepare me? I would say of course it did.”

—Peter M. Rhee, ’95, ’96, the trauma surgeon who operated on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona congresswoman who survived an assassination attempt in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 8. He is the trauma medical director at University Medical Center in Tucson.

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