Baltimore Sun: Local surgeon helps in Syria, where health care system is overwhelmed

Dr. Adam Kushner agreed to go to Syria last month to help in any way he was needed. And when the Baltimore surgeon got there, the work was waiting for him.

In the hours before he arrived at a small hospital in the northern province of Aleppo, a nearby village had been attacked. He walked in to find rows of wounded, his new colleagues already at work stabilizing and treating them.

"It was in the middle of a mass casualty," said Kushner, who visited Syria last month with the group Doctors Without Borders. "I immediately put my pack down, put on a pair of scrubs, and started helping."

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