Medical Provision in the Initial Phase of a Natural Disaster

  • Lazar Beinin

Abstract

From the medical perspective, the sudden change in environmental conditions and mass injuries are the distinguishing factors of the initial phase of a natural disaster, which is characterized by disturbance of daily routine in general. Actually, a series of disasters follow and determine one another. Their combinded effect differs with different microregions. For many people, the burden becomes unbearable, and they become depressed over the loss of everything. It is at this stage that the largest proportion of the population in a stricken area needs medical attention within the shortest possible period of time.

Keywords

Burning Dust Transportation Respiration Immobilization 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lazar Beinin
    • 1
  1. 1.Nazareth/IlitIsrael

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