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A Crisis Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

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Science  19 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5849, pp. 396-397
DOI: 10.1126/science.1142469

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Are We Ready?. Public Health Since 9/11. By David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz. University of California Press, Berkeley, and Milbank Memorial Fund, New York, 2006. 210 pp. $45, £26.95. ISBN 9780520249202. Paper, $16.95, £9.95. ISBN 9780520250383. California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public

Rosner and Markowitz consider the effects that 9/11, the anthrax attacks that followed, and preparations for the use of smallpox as a bioterror weapon have had on the public health infrastructure in the United States.