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On the Job

Dr. Mary Ann Cooper is an emergency physician with a 30-year career in keraunomedicine—the medical study of lightning injuries and casualties. In 2001, Cooper received the American Meteorological Society's Special Award “for outstanding work on the medical effects of lightning which has enhanced the treatment of lightning strike victims and revolutionized lightning safety worldwide.” And two years later, she was elected an AMS Fellow—to date the only physician to be so honored.


MIKE BRANOM is a freelance writer and former weather reporter based in Pasadena, California.   

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