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Environmental Health in Emergencies and Disasters: A Practical Guide
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  1. J Ryan
  1. St Vincent’s Hospital, Ireland; j.ryan@st-vincents.ie

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    Edited by B Wisner, J Adams. World Health Organization, 2003, £40.00, pp 252. ISBN 9241545410

    I have the greatest admiration for doctors who dedicate themselves to disaster preparedness and intervention. For most doctors there will, thank god, rarely be any personal involvement in environmental emergencies and disasters. For the others who are involved, the application of this branch of medicine must be some form of “virtual” game of medicine, lacking in visible, tangible gains …

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