Commentary: Hurricane Katrina: A Physician's Whirlwind Course in Disaster Psychiatry

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It was my first visit to the Big Easy. Since childhood, I’d been eager to explore New Orleans—such a rich mélange of culture and history. The mingling of French sophistication, great food, jazz, mysterious voodoo roots, and a southern American laissez-faire attitude has held such an allure. Little did I know that this dream weekend getaway would develop into such a tragic, life-altering experience.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(11):1349-1350