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At hospitals, training for disasters gets put to test

Dr. Stephanie Kayden had just returned to the emergency room, after grabbing a slice of quiche in the hospital cafeteria. A resident pulled aside the senior doctor to discuss a pregnant woman who was vomiting. It was strangely serene for Marathon Monday.

Suddenly, a dispatcher’s voice crackled over a speakerphone at the nurses’ station. All Kayden caught was “Bombings’’ and “Copley Square.’’

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