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Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorist Incidents: Interim Report on Current Capabilities
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This report addresses the U.S. civil preparedness for chemical or biological terrorist incidents. In particular, the report provides interim findings regarding (1) collection and assessment of existing research, development, and technology information on detecting chemical and biological agents as well as methods for protecting and treating both the targets of attack and the responding health care providers, and (2) provision of specific recommendations for priority research and development.


Publication Info

103 pages | 8.5 x 11

Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-viii
Contents ix-x
Executive Summary 1-8
1 Introduction 9-14
2 Current Civilian Capabilities 15-48
3 Conclusions and Recommendations 49-52
References 53-58
Appendix A 59-62
Appendix B 63-66
Appendix C 67-68
Appendix D 69-70
Appendix E 71-90
Appendix F 91-100
Appendix G 101-103

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National Research Council. Improving Civilian Medical Response to Chemical or Biological Terrorist Incidents: Interim Report on Current Capabilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1998.

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