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Book and Media Reviews
August 1, 2007

Are We Ready? Public Health Since 9/11

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

JAMA. 2007;298(5):569-573. doi:10.1001/jama.298.5.570

In the seeming eternity since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, public health in the new century has experienced seismic upheaval. But for many, the exact details of what transpired have receded into a distant blur. In this haunting volume, historians David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz refresh our collective memory through a lucid and detailed public health analysis of September 11, the subsequent anthrax attacks, and the shock waves that followed. This book deepens our understanding of how public health has been stretched to the breaking point—and beyond.