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Books, Journals, New Media
December 14, 2005

Bioterrorism

Author Affiliations
 

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;294(22):2913-2914. doi:10.1001/jama.294.22.2913

The attacks of September 11, 2001, changed America’s concepts of vulnerability. Physician involvement focused primarily on public health and medical issues related to bioterrorism defense, such as vaccination against smallpox and recognition of inhalation anthrax. Newer medical texts reflect this involvement. An encyclopedia of terms related to defense against bioterrorism is a logical, perhaps even predictable progression of the medical literature that supports the emerging discipline of bioterrorism defense.

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