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Title: Medical planning and response for a nuclear detonation: a practical guide.
Authors: Coleman CN,  Adams S,  Adrianopoli C,  Ansari A,  Bader JL,  Buddemeier B,  Caro JJ,  Casagrande R,  Case C Jr,  Caspary K,  Chang AS,  Chang HF,  Chao N,  Cliffer KD,  Confer D,  Deitchman S,  Derenzo EG,  Dobbs A,  Dodgen D,  Donnelly EH,  Gorman S,  Grace MB,  Hatchett R,  Hick JL,  Hrdina C,  Jones R,  Kane E,  Knebel A,  Koerner JF,  Laffan AM,  Larson L,  Livinski A,  Mackinney J,  Maidment BW,  Manning R,  Marinissen MJ,  Martin C,  Michael G,  Murrain-Hill P,  Nemhauser JB,  Norwood AE,  Nystrom S,  Raheem M,  Redlener I,  Sheehan K,  Simon SL,  Taylor TP,  Toner E,  Wallace KS,  Wieder J,  Weinstock DM,  Wiley AL Jr,  Yeskey K,  Miller CW,  Whitcomb RC Jr
Journal: Biosecur Bioterror
Date: 2012 Dec
Branches: REB
PubMed ID: 23244500
PMC ID: not available
Abstract: This article summarizes major points from a newly released guide published online by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The article reviews basic principles about radiation and its measurement, short-term and long-term effects of radiation, and medical countermeasures as well as essential information about how to prepare for and respond to a nuclear detonation. A link is provided to the manual itself, which in turn is heavily referenced for readers who wish to have more detail.