Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.
The stated goal of this new compendium is to outline the foundational knowledge necessary for a specific discipline: disaster medicine. Just as there are expectations that an individual possess specific knowledge in order to practice regular medicine, it would seem reasonable that similar expectations exist for the management of or participation in disaster medical response. The editors of this text have brought together numerous authors (many with extensive and pertinent experience) in an attempt to present a variety of topics, some of which are fairly complex.
Macintyre A. Disaster Medicine. JAMA. 2007;297(2):215-220. doi:10.1001/jama.297.2.215