1 of 6: Dr. Sam Attar, a surgeon at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital, spent two weeks in Syria treating those wounded in the civil war. He operated on patients in operating rooms set up in makeshift facilities. One of his patients was a 9-year-old boy, pictured here. Of the medical staff working Syria, Dr. Attar said, ''They're seeing horrific injuries every day. Kids losing legs and arms. Obliterated faces. People showing up holding their intestines in their hands.'' ( Photo / Dr. Sam Attar)

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