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Profile of a Baghdad Emergency Room

At the hospital, paramedic Ahmed Abdu Khadi comforts a guard shot while trying to fend off a robbery at a private home.
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At the hospital, paramedic Ahmed Abdu Khadi comforts a guard shot while trying to fend off a robbery at a private home.

The emergency room at Yarmouk Hospital in Baghdad is desperately short on supplies. There is no intensive care unit, no oxygen, and IV fluid is hard to find. But ER doctors still treat a steady stream of patients with gunshot and knife wounds. NPR's Jacki Lyden reports.

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Jacki Lyden
Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.