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    BALTIMORE, Maryland (CNN) -- Dr. Carnell Cooper, a Baltimore surgeon, is saving lives inside and outside the operating room.

    Since becoming a trauma surgeon 16 years ago, he has dedicated himself to treating the many young African-American men who've been shot, stabbed or beaten, only to see them return to the ER with another severe injury just months later.

    But when one of his patients was readmitted with a fatal gunshot wound to the head in 1996, it changed Cooper's life.

    "The night that we pronounced that young man dead and my colleagues said there's really nothing we can do in these situations. ... I just didn't believe that," said Cooper, 54. "From that day forward, I said, 'Let's see what we can do.' "

    Cooper created the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) at the Shock Trauma Unit of the University of Maryland Medical Center, the state's busiest hospital for violent injuries. It became one of the country's first hospital-based anti-violence programs.

    "We approached this problem like any public health crisis, like heart disease or smoking," he said. "We tried to work on the root causes."

    Surgeon heals patients and their violent ways - CNN.com
     
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    Many young African-American men are violent? Who knew?
     
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    He isn't dedicated to treating white or hispanic or asian gunshot wound victims? , only blacks? Sounds like he should be Obama's surgeon general.
     
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    Any many old redneck white guys from backwards ass Arkansas are racist? Who knew?
     
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    I can only hope that you will join that 12% unemployment rate in Michigan asap
     
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    Sure thing. Then you can support me.
     
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    Hey think they will blame Obama for the violence in inner cities? He is THE MAN now.
     
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    Nah, they'll blame it on Bush. Granholm would be re-elected were it not for term limits.
     
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    you would figure woman groups would be pissed by now seeing as everyone is beating on the bush.
     
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    I love how when someone like you reads something like this and that is all you get out of it.:cuckoo:
     

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