Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack / Edition 1

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Overview

Leading medical experts from the military and other branches of government comprehensively review the possible infectious disease and chemical agents that can be used in terrorist attack and the proper diagnostic and therapeutic methods for dealing with them. The book also discusses treating blast injuries, the effects of nuclear and radiological weapons, and the psychological effects of terrorist events. Comprehensive and up-to-date,
Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack provides physicians, health care workers, and emergency personnel with a practical handbook for confidently and effectively diagnosing and managing the victims of terrorist attack.
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Editorial Reviews

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"The book lives up to its title. It is a hands-on approach with excellent discussions of the clinical aspects, differential diagnoses, diagnostic tests, and treatment plans for conditions caused by chemical agents. Most chapters contain an instructive case vignette. The references are as timely as possible given the format. … this book is about the best that I have seen and should serve as a textbook for many of these courses." - American College of Physicians

"The first 61 pages are worth the cost of the book...provides a great deal of important, timely information for physicians" -- Clinical Infectious Diseases

"...a definite keeper...superior editing...a superb assembly of professionals...serves as an excellent first reference for healthcare professionals working or otherwise interested in this area." - Homeland Protection Professional

"Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack is highly recommended for medical libraries and practices. As the content is presented in a clear, understandable way, this item may also be useful in a broader context such as defining various methods of biological and chemical warfare, methods of prevention and treatment, and other general information. These features make this book a viable collection addition for medical, academic, and public libraries." -E-STREAMS

"Some chapters, especially the chapters on anthrax, smallpox, and viral hemorrhagic fevers, are particularly excellent...this work represents a very detailed reference on agents used as weapons of mass destruction." - Infections in Medicine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588292070
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/27/2003
  • Series: Current Clinical Neurologytm Series
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Responding to an Incident

Mass Casualty Events: Lessons Learned Bonnie L. Smoak and James A. Geiling

Hospital Preparation and Response to an Incident James A. Geiling

Physician Recognition of Bioterrorism-Related Diseases Kevin Yeskey and Stephen A. Morse

Introduction to Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological Weapons: With a Review of Their Historical Use Clinton K. Murray

Part II. Biological Agents

Anthrax Steven J. Durning and Michael J. Roy

Plague, Jennifer C. Thompson. Tularemia Christian F. Ockenhouse

Brucellosis David L. Hoover

Q Fever R. Scott Miller

Melioidosis and Glanders,
Aileen M. Marty

Botulinum Toxins Naomi E. Aronson

Ricin Toxin Glenn Wortmann

Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B David L. Blazes

Mycotoxins Duane R. Hospenthal

Smallpox James V. Lawler and Timothy H. Burgess

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Thomas W. Geisbert, Aileen M. Marty, and Peter B. Jahrling

Viral Encephalitides Niranjan Kanesa-thasan

Part III. Chemical Agents

Pulmonary Toxic Agents Rafael E. Padilla

Cyanide Steven I. Baskin, Jonathan S. Kurche, and Beverly I. Maliner

Vesicants Edward Lucci

Nerve Agents Jonathan Newmark

Incapacitating Agents Sage W. Wiener and Lewis S. Nelson

Riot Control Agents Richard J. Thomas and Philip A. Smith

Part IV. Additional Considerations

Radiation Effects Vijay K. Singh and Thomas M. Seed

Explosives John M. Wightman and Barry A. Wayne

Psychological Impact of Terrorist Incidents Timothy J. Lacy and David M. Benedek

Conclusions Michael J. Roy

Index

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