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Murtha succumbs to Infection acquired at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on February 9, 2010

John Murtha Dead at 77

Contractors as well as soldiers have lost life and limb due to infections acquired at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Walter Reed Army Medical Center , Lanstuhl, Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, and the field hospitals in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Feb 4 in stable condition with infection


Virginia Hospital Center said Murtha died “despite aggressive critical care interventions.”

Another casualty of the contaminated Military Medical System?

2 Responses to “Murtha succumbs to Infection acquired at National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda”

  1. S Connick said

    Washington Post link above lists cause of death as gall bladder surgery. See this link for more info:

    • defensebaseactcomp said

      Hospitals rarely list the cause of death as the infection that they gave them.
      NNMC and the other military medical facilities are extremely infected with drug resistant nosocomial pathogens.
      Not to say the rest did not happen but the infection or infections and the dangerous drugs they use to treat them often play a larger part in a patients death than does the original problem.
      Thanks for the link

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