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United States Dept. of Defense
Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare

Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare

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ISBN-13: 9780160815324
Publisher: United States Dept. of Defense
Publication date: 03/06/2009
Series: Textbooks of Military Medicine
Pages: 850
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.30(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

The US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense carries on the US military’s long history of research and training in defense against chemical weapons and training for the care of chemical casualties.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Front Matter

1. Introduction to the Chemical Threat

2. History of Chemical Warfare

3. History of the Medical Management of Chemical Casualties

4. History of the Chemical Threat, Chemical Terrorism, and Its Implications for Military Medicine

5. Nerve Agents

6. Neuroprotection as a Treatment for Nerve Agent Survivors

7. Nerve Agent Bioscavenger: Development of a New Approach to Protect Against Organophosphorus Exposure

8. Vesicants

9. Long-Term Health Effects of Chemical Threat Agents

10. Toxic Inhalational Injury and Toxic Industrial Chemicals

11. Cyanide Poisoning

12. Incapacitating Agents

13. Riot Control Agents

14. Field Management of Chemical Casualties

15. Triage of Chemical Casualties

16. Decontamination of Chemical Casualties

17. Chemical Defense Equipment

18. Occupational Health and the Chemical Surety Mission

19. Toxins: Established and Emergent Threats

20. Medical Chemical Defense Acquisition Programs

21. Medical Management of Chemical Toxicity in Pediatrics

22. Medical Diagnostics

23. Domestic Preparedness

Abbreviations and Acronyms




This book content will primarily appeal to military healthcare providers. Emergency first providers and responders, specialists in chemical warfare, industrial accidents, and terrorism may also have an interest in this authoritative material.

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