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International Collaboration in Disaster Medicine—It is Time for the “Big Step” in Disaster Preparedness

  • Yaron Bar-Dayan (a1)

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In the last few decades, we have witnessed global disasters that rendered national medical systems helpless. A few examples are the tsunami in southeast Asia, and earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Indonesia, Iran, and India.

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