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close this bookDisasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 32 - October, 1987 (PAHO)
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The articles listed in this section are 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.


How to prepare a hospital for an earthquake. Robert Reithreman. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 4, 1986:119-131.


Managing incidents involving hazardous substances. Tee L. Guidotti, M.D. American journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 2(3), 1986:148-154.


Designing a national disaster medical system. Edward N. Brandt, Jr., M.D. et al. Public Health Reports, Vol 100(5), 1985:455-461.


Hurricanes and hospital emergency room visits- Mississippi, Rhode Island, Connecticut. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol 34 (51,52), 1986.


Airport preparedness for mass disaster: a proposed schematic plan. Gabriel 1. Barbash, M.D. et al. Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, Jan. 1986:77-81.


Building damage in Mexico City earthquake. Adrian M. Chandler. Nature, Vol 320(10), 1986: 497-501.

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