Boston First Responders

Dana Medical Library is grateful for the trained health care professionals who responded professionally and humanely to the recent tragic bombing in Boston. The following resources analyze the successes of the coordinated response among Boston hospitals, and highlight the importance of disaster planning exercises and emergency preparedness.

Wall Street Journal, Boston Hospitals Mobilize
The Boston Globe, Hospital scene was like a battle zone
New York Times, Surgeons Saved Lives, if Not Legs, After Boston Blasts
MedpageToday, Boston Bombing a Lesson in Prep for Hospitals

Books in the Dana Medical Library Collection

Disaster medicine / editors, David E. Hogan, Jonathan L. Burstein, 2nd ed., Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007; WB 105 D6108 2007

Major incident medical management and support : the practical approach in the hospital /  by Simon Carley, Kevin Mackway-Jones, Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Pub., 2005; WX 185 C2815m 2005

Public health management of disasters : the practice guide / Linda Young Landesman, 3rd ed., Washington, DC : American Public Health Association, 2012; WA 295 L256p 2012