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close this bookDisasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 06 - January, 1981 (PAHO)
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View the documentSelected bibliography

Selected bibliography

The publications listed in this section are articles of interest to health professionals and others responsible for various aspects of disaster relief and preparedness programs. They have been reproduced and recently added to the collection of articles available from the editor of this newsletter. A complete list of available reprints will be circulated to our readers periodically. When making requests, please quote the reference code listed to the left of the publication title.


Major Disasters: The Patient with Multiple Injuries, R.F. Evans, Br. J. Hosp. Med, 329-332, October 1979


Major Disasters: Disaster Planning in Hospitals, D.J. Williams, Br. J. Hosp. Med., 308-317, October 1979


Injuries from the Wichita Fails Tornado: Implications for Prevention, R. I. Glass, Science, Vol. 207, 15 Feb. 1980


Non-natural Disasters - An Epidemiological Review, Boris Velimirovic, Disasters Vol. 4 No. 2: 237-246, Pergamon Press Ltd., 1980.


Medical Care and Natural Disasters, Michel F. Lechat, UNDRO News, September 1980.


Aspectos Epidemiológicos para la Planeación de la Atención en Casos de Desastre, J.A. Florez Trujillo, Ministerio de Salud Pública, Antioquia, Colombia, 1980


Coping with Children's Reactions to Earthquakes and Other Disasters, Gordon et al. San Fernando Valley Clinic, 1-16,1979.


Biomedical Effects of Volcanoes, U.S. National Library of Medicine Specialized Bibliography Series, July 1980.


An Emergency Medical System Approach to Disaster Planning, L. M. Jacobs et al, Journal of Trauma, Vol. 19(3), 157-162, 1979.

NOTE: New phone number of the Emergency Preparedness Office: (202)861-6925.

Disaster Preparedness in the Americas is the newsletter of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Coordination Office of the Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office of the World Health Organization for the Americas. The reported events, activities and programs do not imply endorsement by PAHO/WHO, nor do the statements made necessarily represent the policy of the Organization. The publication of this newsletter has been made possible through financial support from the Canadian International Development Agency and the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.

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In recognition of the value of the scientific contributions it has made to public health, the World Health Organization has designated the Centre for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters in Brussels, Belgium, WHO Collaborating Center. The Centre is headed by Prof. Michel F. Lechat. For further information on the Centre and its activities, write:

Prof. M.F. Lechat
EPID-UCL 30-34
Clos Chapelle-aux-Champs, 30
B-1200 Brussels, Belgium