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[SSS14-01] Human Casualties in Earthquakes and Their Reduction Strategies (2) For Further Development of Evaluation Equation
Keywords:Human Casualties, After Meiji era, Medical DB, Acute Period, Chronic Period
The Ichushi DB, the most known Medical Database in Japanese, has been developed in the similar manner as the preceding PubMed, the Database of National Inst. of Health, USA and is easier for us to handle. Retrieval was made in special marks to such medical diseases. Covered year range was again earlier than the 1995 Kobe quake, to make clear the importance of the Ichushi DB. The total number of articles retrieved from the beginning of Meiji era until 1995 was 60 and compared with those from the proper earthquake engineering journals. 3. Comparison with articles from Ichushi Database
The most prominent characteristics from two different DBs are essentially two. One is the covered time length. Articles from the engineering journals concentrates time zones mostly in acute stage. On the other hand, most articles retrieved from the Ichushi DB deal with quake-originated short and long term diseases as internal medicine, psychic trauma and so on; that is, the time term is far longer in medical field than that in the ordinary earthquake engineering, which teaches us both are complementary.
1) Ohta, Shigaki and Miyano, Human Casualties in Earthquakes and Their Reduction Strategies (1), Annual Meeting
of Japan’s Seismological Society, 2017.
2) Ichushi DB, Medical Database in Japanese, The Japan Medical Abstracts Society.
3) PubMed DB, Nat. Inst. Health, USA.