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Injured brothers reunited at rehabilitation hospital

Two brothers who grew up in Stoneham, each of whom lost a leg in the Marathon bombing last month, engaged in playful competitive banter during a news conference Monday at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, where they are receiving treatment for the first time under the same roof.

J.P. Norden, 33, praised the care he had received at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the place where he was brought after the second of two explosions on April 15 blew off his lower right leg and caused severe burn and shrapnel injuries. His brother, Paul, 31, then took the microphone and declared with a smile, “I personally think Beth Israel is the best hospital,” referring to the place he received care.

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