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Oxford Textbook of Public Health

Edited by Roger Detels, Robert Beaglehole, Mary Ann Lansang and Martin Gulliford.

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Public Health; History of Medicine; Dietetics; Infectious Diseases; Epidemiology; Medical Ethics; Medical Statistics and Methodology; Patient Education and Information; Occupational Medicine; Communication Skills; Cardiovascular Medicine; Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology; Medical Dentistry; Neurology; Emergency Medicine; Paediatrics; Geriatric Medicine. 1,922 pages.

The Oxford Textbook of Public Health is the ultimate resource on the subject of public health and epidemiology. With contributors drawn from across the world, offering perspectives from...

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Planning for and responding to public health needs in emergencies and disasters

Khanchit Limpakarnjanarat and Roderico H. Ofrin.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Emergency Medicine; Public Health. 8245 words.

Natural and man-made disasters have cause significant harm throughout history. However, the frequency and level of devastation caused by disasters appears to be increasing. Disasters not...

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Public health aspects of bioterrorism

Manfred S. Green.

in Oxford Textbook of Public Health

September 2009; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology; Emergency Medicine; Public Health. 15296 words.

While deliberate infliction of injury, other than in self-defence, runs contrary to almost all social norms, there is a special kind of abhorrence and dread associated with the use of...

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