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Medical Consequences of Radiological and Nuclear Warfare   [open html - 0B]

From the Foreword: "The events of September 11, 2001, catalyzed a long-recognized terror threat around the world and heightened global concern regarding the management and creation of weapons of mass destruction in the post-Cold War era. The US Army Medical Department, in conjunction with other US military commands and military health services, government agencies, and our allies, has undertaken ambitious programs to meet the unique nuclear and radiation challenges and threats that have grown increasingly complex in today's world. Other long-standing nuclear realities include industrial radiation leaks and associated potential catastrophic events caused by human error and natural disasters, such as the earthquake and tsunami that resulted in the disaster at the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Continual global conversation and collaboration among principal entities is needed to improve medical doctrine and policies that not only address combat operations, but how military medicine influences and works with other agencies--international, federal, state, and local--in large-scale, multi-agency responses."

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2012
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U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence: https://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/
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