1921
Volume 33, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

This is not a book on Tropical Medicine; the information provided by it is equally applicable to all areas of the world. However, tropical countries are as prone to natural disasters as are those in other parts of the world and past experience has shown that organization for disaster in tropical countries may be particularly lacking. It is therefore appropriate that PAHO should publish such a book as this to provide a guide to the development of a health services organization at the time of disaster. Nevertheless, the provision of a guide for medical disaster organization is a far cry from the creation of such an organization.

In the United States, where most areas are endowed with numerous medical and paramedical personnel, relatively available transport, excellent communications both by telephone and radio, and abundant drugs and medical supplies, it is difficult to establish genuine functional disaster organizations.

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