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Assessing the Disasters in Japan

March 16, 201130 min
Host: Michael Greenberg, MD and Matthew Birnholz, MD Guest: John Howe, MD Guest: Susan Briggs, MD, MPH Guest: Makoto Iwahara, MD This program was originally broadcast live on March 16, 2011, and focuses on putting into context the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent ever-changing nuclear crisis in Japan, from a healthcare perspective. Our guests discuss by phone the current medical needs, disaster management issues, and the Japanese healthcare system's readiness. Donations can be made to the relief effort through a variety of organizations, including the Japanese Medical Society of America, at

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