Accession Number : ADP003862

Title :   Care of Thermally Injured Victims of a Thermonuclear Explosion,

Corporate Author : ALTA BATES BURN CENTER BERKELEY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kaplan,J. Z.

Report Date : 29 APR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Nuclear war or accidental non-hostile nuclear explosion would obviously rank among the greatest disasters to affect mankind. In addition to massive numbers of casualties, depending on the circumstances, our ability to care for these casualties might also be affected. Despite the predictions of doomsday soothsayers, nothing is accomplished by burying one's head in the sand. Therefore, we must give consideration to how victims of a thermo-nuclear explosion would be cared for.

Descriptors :   *Casualties, *Burns(Injuries), *Radiation injuries, Nuclear explosions, Medical services, Therapy, Hospitalizations, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE