An earthquake disaster in Turkey: assessment of the need for plastic surgery services in a crisis intervention field hospital.

@article{Wolf2001AnED,
  title={An earthquake disaster in Turkey: assessment of the need for plastic surgery services in a crisis intervention field hospital.},
  author={Yoram Wolf and Yaron Bar-Dayan and David Mankuta and Aharon S. Finestone and Erez Onn and Dan Morgenstern and Nahshon Rand and Pinchas Halpern and C Gruzman and Paul Benedek and G Martinovitz and Arie Eldad},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={107 1},
  pages={163-8; discussion 169-70}
}
On August 17, 1999, an earthquake of 7.4 magnitude struck Turkey, resulting in the destruction of the cities Golcuk, Izmit, Adapazari, and Yalova. Three days later, the Israel Defense Force Field Hospital arrived at Adapazari, serving as a reinforcement hospital until the rehabilitation of the local medical facilities. Surgical services in the field hospital were supplied by general, orthopedic, and plastic surgeons. The authors evaluated all soft-tissue injuries managed at the hospital and… CONTINUE READING