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The number of casualties surviving a disaster may depend on how well a community has made preparations for the handling of large numbers of casualties. This book emphasizes the importance of training all involved personnel. The duties of doctors, nurses, police, fire fighters, and civilian defense officials are carefully described in the early chapters. Procedures to be followed have in some cases been established as a result of experience in disasters that have already occurred. In other instances, they are the result of a critical review of events that occurred during a disaster from which are formulated improved techniques to
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Disaster Handbook.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:861–862. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-4-861_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(4):861-862.
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