Annals of the M.B.C. - vol. 1° - n° 1 - September 1987
Effects of Nuclear War on
Health and Health Services
It is significant that since the first edition of this study, much has been added to our knowledge on the importance of fires in nuclear war. Indeed it is now evident that superfires are the greatest cause of mortality and morbidity following thermonuclear conflict, as this report to the World Health Assembly shows. Published in Arabic, English, French. Also in Chinese, Spanish and Russian.
International Civil Defence
While burn surgeons are tragically aware of the human cost of forest fires, ICDO underlines the havoc that these disasters cause and promotes the means that must be employed to prevent and combat them.
The anti-fire programme of six countries - Algeria, China, France, Italy, Spain and the United States - is described, showing different approaches to a similar problem. This useful report app~,-ars in English, French, Spanish and Arabic.
Revue Internationale de
Le programme de six pays différents - Algérie, Chine, Espagne, Etats Unis, France et Italie - est détaillé, montrant les approches différentes au même problème. Ce très utile rapport est publié en Anglais, Arabe, Espagnol et Français.
Medicine for Disasters
Peter Baskett, longtime the pillar of the World Association for Emergency and Disaster Medicine, and Robin Weller of the British Association for Immediate Care, have brought together an impressive list of 33 contributors, all experienced in their respective fields of disaster management. Their work has resulted in a well integrated and most useful book which should help anyone - doctor, nurse, manager, administrator or field worker - meet the divers and difficult needs of coping with natural and man-made catastrophes with more assurance.
For bums surgeons the chapters on triage, severe multi-trauma, patient evacuation, dispersal, and air and chemical emergencies will be particularly interesting.
This book is destined to become the standard work in English in the specialty and it is highly recommended not only to health professionals but also to the many from interrelated disciplines that are involved in disaster management.