Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Terrorism -- Far and Near

A riveting presentation today to our Board of Overseers. First was Diane Covert (above), freelance photographer and creator of "Inside Terrorism: The X-Ray Project". This is an exhibit which uses actual X-rays and CT scans from two large hospitals in Israel to explore the effects of terrorism on a civilian population.

Next was Dr. Avi Goldberg, the head of the emergency preparedness department at Clalit Health Services in Israel, on what day-to-day life is like when people have to be especially alert to possible terrorist actions. Finally, Dr. Sumner Slavin, our chief of plastic surgery and creator of the American/Israeli plastic surgery fellowship, a program that trains doctors from Israel in techniques of reconstructive and microsurgery so that more specialists will be available to help people in the Middle East who are victims of explosive devices and homicide bombers (aka "suicide bombers').


e-Patient Dave said...

Thanks (seriously) for propagating the term "homicide bombers." I heard it a few months ago and every time I hear someone put it the other way, I wish people said it for what it is.

Anonymous said...

Is this presentation available for staff to see?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, it was just set up for the one meeting. You can get a sense form the website , though.