Bove and Davis' Diving Medicine / Edition 3

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Provides complete information on diving medicine and the hyperbaric environment. Covers basic diving physiology; diving-related problems in people with pre-existing medical conditions; and pulmonary, cardiovascular, and neurological disorders in diving. The new edition of this definitive text features new material on commercial and military diving, barotrauma, mixed gases, treatment of decompression sickness, oxygen toxicity, women and diving, and the cardiovascular aspects of diving.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721660561
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/20/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 437

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A Short History of Diving and Diving Medicine 1
Ch. 2 Diving Physics 11
Ch. 3 Diving Equipment 37
Ch. 4 Inert Gas Exchange and Bubbles 53
Ch. 5 Breath-Hold Diving 77
Ch. 6 Mixed-Gas Diving 95
Ch. 7 Mechanisms and Risks of Decompression 127
Ch. 8 Pathophysiology of Decompression Sickness 165
Ch. 9 Pulmonary Barotrauma 185
Ch. 10 Treatment of Decompression Illness 195
Ch. 11 Inert Gas Narcosis and High-Pressure Nervous Syndrome 225
Ch. 12 Toxicity of Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and Carbon Monoxide 241
Ch. 13 Hypothermia 261
Ch. 14 Near Drowning 275
Ch. 15 Marine Animal Injuries 287
Ch. 16 Marine Poisoning and Intoxication 319
Ch. 17 Human Performance Underwater 327
Ch. 18 Medical Supervision of Diving Operations 343
Ch. 19 Women in Diving 381
Ch. 20 Diving in the Elderly and the Young 411
Ch. 21 Aseptic Necrosis of Bone 421
Ch. 22 Ear and Sinus Problems in Diving 431
Ch. 23 Neurologic Consequences of Diving 461
Ch. 24 Pulmonary Disorders 475
Ch. 25 Cardiovascular Disorders and Diving 485
Ch. 26 Diabetes and Diving 507
Ch. 27 Medical Evaluation for Sport Diving 519
Ch. 28 Medical Evaluation of Working Divers 533
Ch. 29 U.S. Navy Diving Equipment and Techniques 547
App. 1 Pressure Conversion Table 575
App. 2 Medical Examination Forms 576
App. 3 Diving Medicine Physician's Kit for Remote Locations 579
App. 4 Recommended Protocol for Diabetic Management during Recreational Scuba Diving 580
Index 585
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