Disaster in Japan: a new medical gaze

Hutt, Patrick; Kassai, Ryuki
June 2011
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p376
Academic Journal
The authors comment on the disaster in Japan and its implications for health professionals and observers around the world. They describe the extent of the damage of the magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2001, the ongoing relief efforts, and the attempts to fix the damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima. They also discuss the strength of family medicine in Fukushima and the opportunity the tragedy presents for greater understanding, hope and solidarity among people.


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