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Disaster medicine: dealing with the Paris terror attacks

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Disaster medicine was developed in the 1980s by three doctors: Pierre Huguenard, Alain Larcan, and Surgeon General René Noto. Unlike emergency medicine, where one is dealing with a patient, disaster medicine has to deal with a group of patients. The number of doctors and care personnel is no longer sufficient for personalized medical care, and a different type of organization is required involving patient triage, focusing initially on those most seriously injured while the others are placed on standby. This is the first major difference. more

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