Accession Number:

AD0689495

Title:

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP ON MASS BURNS, 13 - 14 MARCH 1968,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

409.0

Abstract:

This workshop was organized to review the problem of burns, and to marshal data that will permit experts in systems analysis, logistics, mass behavior, and government to apply their skills in planning for the defense of an isolated community that has been largely destroyed by a disastrous fire. Participants have been instructed to focus on the education of a non-medical audience, whose principal interest is civilian defense, and on what to expect from thermal trauma how to recognize the potential survivors, what measures of self-help can decrease the severity of the illness, how and what to provide in terms of food and water supplies, space and personnel, how to educate the public and train surviving personnel during the weeks or months necessary for the devastated community to reorganize itself and become self-sustaining. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE