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Doctor optimistic about Congresswoman Giffords' recovery

TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) - The doctor treating Representative Gabrielle Giffords for a gunshot wound said on Saturday he was very optimistic about her recovery.

“She’s in critical condition,” Dr. Peter Rhee said. “The neurosurgeons have finished operating on her and I can tell you that in the current time period I am very optimistic about recovery ... she was following commands.

One child had died and nine other victims were being treated for shooting wounds, Rhee told a news conference at Tucson’s University Medical Center.

Reporting by Americas Desk; Editing by Peter Cooney

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