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Joplin Hospital: ER Doctor Revisits Tornado's Toll

Joplin Hospital: ER Doctor Revisits Tornado's Toll

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Joplin ER:

An emergency room doctor from Joplin, Mo., vividly describes the chaos as a tornado ripped through his hospital last month.  

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