Medical Response to a Major Radiologic Emergency A Primer for Medical and Public Health Practitioners
Wolbarst, A.B., Wiley, A.L. Jr., Nemhauser, J.B. et al. (2010). Medical Response to a Major Radiologic Emergency: A Primer for Medical and Public Health Practitioners. Radiology. 254(3):660-77.
This article discusses the thermal, blast, and radiation injuries that would be sustained by casualties of a nuclear or radiologic device detonation, or accidental release, such as from a power plant, as well as how to treat them. It also describes the important role physicians who understand the effects of radiation on the human body and how to treat them, will play during a radiological or nuclear emergency.