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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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MORALES-SOTO, Nelson. Major disasters great responses. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2008, vol.25, n.1, pp.125-132. ISSN 1726-4634.

Provides a brief review of the major catastrophes that occurred in Peru during the twentieth century, which demanded greats responses. It tries to identify the most influential events that shaped the evolution of the emergency and disaster medicine specialities, then look for the preponderance of them in professional and technical practices, university teaching and the emergency services of health centers.

Keywords : Natural disasters; Man-made disasters; Disaster planning; Human resources in disasters; Disaster emergencies.

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