03/21/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Doctor's Decision To Amputate Saves Two Lives

As a 15-year-old Haitian girl lay slowly dying while pinned under a slab of concrete by her arm, Dr. Marc Grossman faced a difficult decision. Amputate with a circular saw, the only tool that would work in the confined space, or risk the death of the girl and another victim trapped in the wreckage behind her.

NBC reports on the difficult decision the doctor faced and how his quick thinking saved two lives.


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