The top surgeon at a Washington, D.C. trauma center minutes ago told reporters that “there is something evil in our society” when “when we have these multiple shootings, these multiple injuries.” Dr. Janis Orlowski, the chief medical officer at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, at times close to tears, decried the “senseless trauma” she says she sees daily.
“There’s something evil in our society that we as Americans have to work to try and eradicate,” Orlowski said. “There’s something wrong here when we have these multiple shootings, these multiple injuries,” she added. “There is something wrong.”
Dr. Orlowski added, cautiously, “I’d like you to put my trauma center out of business. I really would. I would like to not be an expert on gunshots and not to be an expert on this. ”
She noted that she wants America to work together to “try to eradicate” this violence, and wishes her surgeons could be working on patients who weren’t the victims of violence.
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