Disaster Medicine

A Case Based Approach

  • David MacGarty
  • David Nott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Disaster Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James Houston
      Pages 21-33
    3. Shao Foong Chong
      Pages 35-45
    4. Will Barker
      Pages 47-60
    5. David MacGarty
      Pages 61-72
  3. Global Players

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. James Houston
      Pages 103-115
    3. Shao Foong Chong
      Pages 117-127
    4. Will Barker
      Pages 129-145
  4. Trauma and Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Will Barker
      Pages 149-163
    3. Shao Foong Chong
      Pages 165-177
    4. James Houston, Jim Ryan
      Pages 179-196
    5. Ed Mew
      Pages 197-211
    6. David MacGarty
      Pages 213-224
  5. Tropical Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Will Barker
      Pages 227-243
    3. James Houston
      Pages 245-261
    4. David MacGarty
      Pages 263-276
    5. Shao Foong Chong, Michael Brown
      Pages 277-290
    6. Ed Mew, Clare Gilbert
      Pages 291-306
  6. Public Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307
    2. Ed Mew, Kate Godden
      Pages 309-323
    3. Shao Foong Chong
      Pages 325-336
    4. James Houston
      Pages 337-350
    5. David MacGarty, Rachel Brand
      Pages 351-363
    6. Will Barker, Jessi Tucker
      Pages 365-379
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 381-390

About this book


Whether switching on the TV, picking up a newspaper or simply logging on to the internet, one is constantly faced with images of natural disasters, conflict and human suffering. Humanity has experienced these problems throughout time and we have evolved methods and mechanisms for alleviating suffering, from trauma care following a traffic accident to international pacts and the Millennium Development Goals.

In exploring such diverse cases of aid intervention, Disaster Medicine: A Case Based Approach provides interesting, easily accessible content and context for understanding disaster medicine and global health. In each case the reader will be put in the position of the decision maker and as in real life some of the cases will portray success and some will show failure. It is hoped the reader will consider the issues and problems for themselves and perhaps consider things they would choose to do differently.

Written by a team of experts with extensive experience in the field and a progressive perspective Disaster Medicine: A Case Based Approach is a valuable text for students and professionals of disaster medicine.


Emergency Medicine Trauma Medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • David MacGarty
    • 1
  • David Nott
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Surrey County HospitalGuildfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Chelsea & Westminster HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom

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