Rare Wounds Treated With Aplomb

A woman knelt beside the crushed legs of Paul Esposito, who lay on the ferry's floor in a pool of his own blood, told him she was a nurse, applied a tourniquet and then later disappeared. Obscured by the focus on the 10 dead in the Staten Island ferry crash have been those -- like Mr. Esposito -- whose bodies and lives were torn by the accident, but who survived.

By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA and IAN URBINA

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