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Reflections on the Discipline and Profession of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

Subbarao I, Dobalian A, James JJ. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2011; 5(S2): 168-169.

For most of us, the tragic memories and burning embers of September 11, 2001 flicker in our minds even 10 years later.  In that time, our nation has faced numerous domestic and international crises, both human made and natural, including SARS, Hurricane Katrina, the H1N1 pandemic, the Haitian earthquake, and the ongoing radiation emergency in Fukushima, Japan, but none of these had the singular effect of September 11.