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A War Surgeon on Practicing Medicine While Under Attack

One of the most respected war surgeons, Dr. Chris Giannou. He was director of surgical operations in Somalia with the International Committee for the Red Cross from February '92 until January '93. He helped set up field hospitals, and taught and performed war surgery. Before that, Giannou spent over two years in a Palestinian Refugee Camp, which was under constant siege. Giannou wrote a book about it, called "Besieged: A Doctor's Story of Life and Death in Beirut."

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Other segments from the episode on February 25, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 25, 1993: Interview with Christopher Giannou; Review of Blossom Dearie's album "Once Upon a Summertime," Helen Merrill's album "Dream of You," and Ella Fitzgerald…

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