American hospitals don't have deep experience with injuries from explosions in urban areas. When the hospitals were faced with treating hundreds wounded by the Boston Marathon attacks, they could have been overwhelmed. But they weren't, in part because of lessons learned by Israel.
When Boston hospitals found themselves facing the horrific aftermath of the bombings on marathon day, they were well-prepared: Thanks in part to lessons shared by emergency medical personnel in Israel. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
The United Nations was going to be located in the United States -- that much was sure. But just where the new headquarters, the new capital of the world, would be located, was much debated back in the 1940s. A new book looks at that battle.
Today's "My America" guest is Dr. Abraham Verghese, professor at Stanford University. Regarding the dislocation and alienation experienced by immigrants, he lamented not having had a more common American experience, but had great appreciation for it.