Medicine And Books

Management of Disasters and their Aftermath

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 17 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1615
  1. Patrick K Plunkett

    Ed W Angus Wallace, John M Rowles, Christopher L Colton BMJ Publishing Group, pounds sterling36, pp 314 ISBN 0 7279 0841 3

    Having previously been fascinated by air disasters and read, at length, various reports on them, I automatically assumed that Management of Disasters would be the usual self congratulatory internal report. I was wrong. I read this book from cover to cover, in two evenings, and found it fascinating.

    The details of how the Air Accident Investigation branch operates, and the analysis of both survivors' and victims' placement in an aircraft, kept me enthralled. They also helped me understand the practical difficulties in arranging for the investigations to occur—for instance, setting up a site for a major disaster mortuary with …

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