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close this bookDisasters Preparedness and Mitigation - Issue No. 01 - January, 1979 (PAHO-OPS, 1979, 8 p.)
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Monthly searches of the world literature are performed by PAHO and scientific articles of practical interest or relevance to emergency preparedness in member countries are extracted. Those who wish to receive copies of selected articles for use in nonprofit research and education may address their request to the editor of this NEWSLETTER or their PAHO country representative. When making requests, please quote the reference code.

C.1. The Epidemiology of Natural and Man-Made Disasters: The Present State of the Art, K.A. Western, Dissertation submitted for diploma in Tropical Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, June 1, 1972.

2. East Bengal Cyclone of November, 1970: Epidemiological Approach to Disaster Assessment, A. Sommer and W.H. Mosley, Lancet, pp. 1029-1036, May 13, 1972.

3. The Pattern of Morbidity after Typhoons in a Tropical Country, B. Velimirovic and M. Subraminian, Int J Biometeorol 16(4): 343-360, 1972.

4. Medical Aspects of U.S. Disaster Relief Operations in Nicaragua, R.L. Coultrip, Milit Med, November, 1974.

5. Earthquake Disaster in Nicaragua: Reflections on the Initial Management of Massive Casualties, R. Whittaker, D. Fareed, et al, J Trauma 14(1): 37-43, 1974.

6. A View of the Medical and Nutritional Consequences of the Earthquake in Guatemala, N.W. Solomons and N. Butte, International Health 93(2):161-169, March-April, 1978.

7. Earthquake Injuries Related to Housing in a Guatemalan Village, R.I. Glass, J.J. Urrutia, et al. Science 197: 638-643, 1977.

8. Disease Surveillance and Decision-Making After the 1976 Guatemala Earthquake, H. C. Spencer, et al. Lancet, pp. 181-184, July 23, 1977.

9. The Guatemala Earthquake: Lessons and Priorities for Earthquake Planning and Relief, papers from a symposium held at the Royal Society by the London Technical Group, London, June 14, 1976, Disasters 1(2):79-112, 1977.

D.3. Función Propuesta de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud en Investigaciones sobre Desastres, Organización Panamericana de la Salud, Decimoséptima Reunión del Comité Asesor sobre Investigaciones Médicas, Lima, Perú 2-6 de mayo de 1978.

4. Función de las Organizaciones Voluntarias Internacionales en las Operaciones de Socorro, Reproducido del Manual Socorros de la Cruz Roja en Casos de Desastre, Liga de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja, 1976.

5. Problemas de Salud Causados por Desastres y Socorro de Emergencia, Seminario sobre Plan de Atención Médica y Rol de los Establecimientos de Salud en Situaciones de Catástrofe, Cartagena, Mayo 16-19 de 1978.

7. Sistemas de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado en Casos de Emergencia, G.A. Ruiz M., presentado al XVI Congreso Interamericano de Ingeniería Sanitaria y Ambiental, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana, 19 al 24 de febrero de 1978.

8. Public Health Management Following Natural Disasters, Fourth Annual Meeting for Designated Epidemiologists, Pan American Health Organization, May 23, 1978.

9. Assessment of Health Needs Following Natural Disasters, Fourth Annual Meeting for Designated Epidemiologists, Pan American Health Organization, May 23, 1978.

E.2. Symposium on Aid in Disasters: "Editorial," M.F. Lechat; "Disaster Management in Tropical Countries," E.K. Kroeger; "Health Aspects in Natural Disasters," C. de Ville de Goyet and M.F. Lechat; "The Organization of Medical Services for Disaster in a Tropical Country," A.D. Roy, Tropical Doctor 6:145-162, 1976.

4. A Serious Look at Community Disasters, A. Stretton, Aust Fam Phys 7:7-12, January, 1978.

6. The Epidemiology of Disasters, M.F. Lechat, Proc R Soc Med 69(6):421-426, June, 1976

7. Some Epidemiologic Features of Disasters in Guatemala, Romero et al. Disasters 2:39-46, 1978.

8. Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases in Disaster Situations (Summary), K.A. Western, Ann Soc Belg Med Trop 56(4-5): 199-200, 1976.

9. Disasters I: How Would Your Hospital Cope with 50 Casualties? D. Woods, CMA Journal 116:1194-1196, May 21, 1977.

F.1. Typhoid Vaccination Following Natural Disasters, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Center for Disease Control 26(15): 127, April 15, 1977.

2. Environmental Health Guide for Natural Disaster, P.R. Leger, The People to People Health Foundation, Inc./ Project Hope, Washington, D.C., 1974.

3. Casualties and Behavior of Populations During Earthquakes C. Lomnitz, Bull Seismol Soc Am 60(4):1309-1313, August, 1970.

4. Planning for Emergency Operations, Kurt Lang and Gladys Engel Land, Mass Emergencies 1:107-117, 1976.

5. Differential Response of Hospital Personnel to a Disaster R.A. Stallings, Mass Emergencies 1:47-54, 1975.

7. Getting Disasters Under Control, F. Giroux, Dimensions in Health Services 54(8):53-54, August, 1977.

8. Mass Casualty Organization in Burn Disasters, W. Low Chwee Ann, Med J Malaysia XXXI(4):349-352, June 1977.

G.4. El Hospital en la Emergencia, Revista de la Asociación Colombiana de Hospitales, No. 4.

5. Actuación Sanitaria en Desastres Naturales: Un Esquema de Normas Prácticas, A.P. Lorenzo, J.M. Arévalo Alonzo, y J.J. Revilla Ibañez, Rev San Hig 50:533-549, 1976.

6. El Hospital en los Desastres, G. Fajardo Ortiz, Prensa Med. Mex XXXVIII(5-6):175-177, Mayo-Junio de 1973.

7. Servicios Médicos y Catástrofes - La Atención Médica Chilena en Caso de Catástrofe, R. Zapata Días, Cuad Méd Soc 15(1):23-32, 1974.

8. Ayuda Internacional y Catástrofes, R. Zapata Díaz, Cuad Méd Soc 15(3):20-22, 1974.

10. Plan Nacional de Emergencia (Documento básico para su elaboración), Ministerio de Salud, San José, Costa Rica, 1976.

H.1. Lista Modelo de Medicamentos y Equipo Sanitario para Uso de los Equipos Médicos de la Cruz Roja Destacados al Lugar de las Operaciones de Socorros, Liga de Sociedades de la Cruz Roja, Febrero de 1976. (English and Spanish)

4. Organización Hospitalaria en Caso de Desastre, A. Valdivia et al. Rev Cub Adm Salud 2:153-163, Junio 1976.

5. Un Problema Sanitario: Los Desastres, M. Aizenberg et al. Temas de Salud (Organo de la Fed. Argentina de Asoc. de Salud Pública) Noviembre 1973.

6. Problemas de conducta en los desastres, R. Jeri, Rev San Fuerzas Pol Perú 34(3):131-150, 1973.

7. Efectos de Inundaciones, Huracanes y Terremotos sobre Sistemas de Agua Potable, Alcantarillado y Disposición de Excretas, R. López Ruiz, Manual del II Seminario sobre ingeniería sanitaria en situación de catástrofe, Guatemala, Octubre 1976, pp. 284-299.

8. Experiencias del Terremoto de Guatemala en Relación con el Alcantarillado de la Ciudad de Guatemala, M.E. Urrutia, ibidem, pp. 39-50.

9. Experiencias del Terremoto de Guatemala en Relación a Sistemas de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado en Areas Urbanas, J.G. Araneda, ibidem, pp. 33-38.

10. Experiencias de Desastre en Nicaragua, F. Saavedra, ibidem, pp. 245-282.

11. Organización en México para Afrontar Desastres a Nivel Nacional, Regional y Local, R. López Ruiz, ibidem, pp. 235-244.

12. Saneamiento de Campamentos de Emergencia, J.C. Morataya Jiménez, ibidem, pp. 169-201.

13. Sistemas de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado en Casos de Emergencia, G.A. Ruiz M., presentado al XVI Congreso interamericano de ingeniería sanitaria y ambiental, Febrero, 1978.

J. 1. Plan de Atención Médica para Una Catástrofe Pública, Hospital Universitario de Cartagena - (HUC), J. Salgado Padrón, P. García Dizeth y J.T.M. Carneiro, presentado al Seminario sobre Plan de Atención Médica y Rol de los Establecimientos de Salud en Situaciones de Catástrofes, Cartagena, Colombia, Mayo 16-19 de 1978.

2. External and Internal Disaster Plan, Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1976.

3. Emergency Plans, New Hanover Memorial Hospital, 1973.

4. Post-Disaster Reconstruction Planning: The Cases of Nicaragua and Guatemala, A. Kreimer, Mass Emergencies 3:23-40, 1978.

5. Explosion' A Case Study in Disaster Drills, C. Patterson and B. Rowbottom, JEN, pp. 9-16, November-December, 1977.

6. A Utility's Preparation for a Major Earthquake, W.F. Anton, J Am Water Works Assoc pp. 311-314, June, 1978.

7. Simple Guidelines to Disasters, R.L. Huckstep, Aust Fam Phys 7:36-47, January, 1978.

8. West Indian Volcanic Eruptions and the Hazard to Human Populations, J.F. Tomblin, Trans Fifth Carib Geol Conf Geol. Bull No 5, pp. 147-150, Queens College Press, May, 1971.

9. Malaria Epidemic in Haiti Following a Hurricane, J. Mason and F. Cavalié, Am J Trop Med Hyg 14(4):1-10, 1965.

K.1. The Harwell Chemical Emergency Center, R.F. Cumberland, Mass Emergencies 1:63-72, 1975.

2. Medical Aspects of the Granville Rail Disaster, P.J. Christopher and M. Selig, Med J Australia 2(12): 383-386, September 17, 1977.

3. Medical Management of the Trapped Patient, A.G. MacMahon, S Afr Med J pp. 683-685, October 15, 1977.

4. Updating Disaster Plans: A Tale of Three Hospitals, E. Friedman, Hospitals, JAHA 52: 95-102, May 1, 1978.

5. Disaster Planning: The Use of Action Cards, P.E.A. Savage, Br Med J 3:42-43, July 1, 1972.

7. Safety at Disaster Sites, E. B. Petersen, Austr Fam Physician, 7 January, 1978.

8. Media Coverage of Crises: Better than Reported, Worse than Necessary, R. Luukko and G. Morton, Journalism Quarterly 55(1): 68-72, 1978.

L.1. Disaster Relief Needs More Research, J. Rivers, Nature 271-100, January 12, 1978.

3. La Soufriére, Volcanology and Forecasting, H. Tazieff, Nature 269:96-97, September 8, 1977.

4. Planning for Major Disasters, M.T. Moles, Brit Jo Anesth 49:643-649, 1977.

5. Disaster Planning: A Review, P.E.A. Savage, Injury 3(1): 49-55, July, 1971.

6. Plan for an Emergency Before it Happens, K. Kutchins, Management and Operations, J Am Water Works Assoc (AWWA), pp. 308-310, June, 1978.

7. Disaster Rehabilitation and Social Change in Yungay, Peru Anthony Oliver-Smith, Human Organization 36(1) :3-13, Spring, 1977.

8. The EMS System and Disaster Planning: Some Observations, R.D. Holoway, J.F. Steliga, and C.T. Ryan, J Am Col Emer Phys Univ Assoc Emer Med 7(2): 60-61, February, 1978.

9. Measures of Severity of Injury, J.P. Bull. Injury 9(3) 184-187, February, 1978.