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Effects of Soho bomb were little compared with Omagh bomb

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 14 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:455
  1. Clive R Burges, consultant occupational health physician (
  1. Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT79 0NS

    EDITOR—Dornan does herself an injustice by stating that “my entire career had been trained for this moment” [at the scene of the Soho bomb].1 Her training would not have covered the immediate care of severely injured people in a street setting while off duty.

    Similar statements were common from distressed medical and nursing staff after the Omagh bombing of August 1998 and were often linked with feelings of self …

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