Disaster Medicine in the Post-9/11 Era

Authors: Lancer A. Scott, MD


As I write this introduction to the special series on disaster medicine in this issue of the Southern Medical Journal, I am struck by the fact that nearly 16 years have passed since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001—16 years! For those of us in the academic community who are committed to advancing disaster medicine, 16 years is a long time. It seems like just yesterday we stood together and expressed great hope about the advances that would come from a nationwide commitment to disaster medicine.

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