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Lightning Strike (cont.)

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Author: Timothy Price, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Louisville.

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD


National Weather Service. Summary of Natural Hazard Statistics for 2011 in the United States. Lightning Injuries.

Previous contributing authors and editors: Coauthor(s): Sandra Wendel, Medical Writer,, Inc. Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Richard Harrigan, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Temple University School of Medicine.

Last Editorial Review: 8/8/2012

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