The Management of Burns and Fire Disasters: Perspectives 2000

  • M. Masellis
  • S. W. A. Gunn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The burn and fire problem

  3. Fire Disasters in Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. G. Arturson
      Pages 53-56
    3. A. Flaujat, P. Maille
      Pages 66-72
    4. Pavel Měřička, Leo Klein, Jindřich Preis, Eva EttlerovÁ
      Pages 75-83
    5. V. V. Azolov, V. A. Zhegalov, G. I. Dmitriev, V. A. Saschenkov
      Pages 90-91
    6. C. Manni, S. I. Magalini, A. Barelli
      Pages 92-95

About this book


This volume is published with a triple aim: to take a look back over the advances during the ten years of the Mediterranean Burns Club and mark its anniversary; to follow up and strengthen the successful twin­ ning of burns as a clinical, individual illness problem and fires as a societal, disaster management problem; and to look ahead at the per­ spectives of burn care and fire prevention in the fast-approaching new century. The occasion also marks the tenth annual presentation of the prestigious G. Whitaker International Burns Prize, to which the Mediterranean Burns Club acts as the scientific fulcrum. The award is now established as the most distinguished recognition in burns science worldwide, and it is gratifying that the contributions of many of the renowned recipients will be found in this book. This is a sequel to The Management of Mass Burn Casualties and Fire Disasters, which contained the Proceedings of the First International Conference on Burns and Fire Disasters. The book and the conference have fully justified the authors' initial concept that burn specialists, con­ stantly combatting burn disease and promoting rehabilitation of the victims, especially in mass casualty situations, had for too long remained separate from that other essential sector, the fire-fighting authorities and fire prevention systems, whose aim is also the protection of the individual and the promotion of safety. This long overdue synergism has now become reality, and the present volume strengthens this desirable trend.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Masellis
    • 1
  • S. W. A. Gunn
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Plastic Surgery and Burn CentreMediterranean Burns ClubPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Emergency Relief Operations, World Health OrganizationMediterranean Burns ClubItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6647-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-0361-6
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