Improving the Art and Science of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

James, James J.; Subbarao, Italo; Lanier, William L.
May 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;May2008, Vol. 83 Issue 5, p559
Academic Journal
The author comments on the natural disaster that are increasing in magnitude and frequency which continues to affect numbers of people. He states that the cause of the increase is based on developments related to overpopulation, population migration to cities and to coastal areas and climate change.


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