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Essentials of Terror Medicine

Editors: Shapira, Shmuel, Hammond, Jeffrey, Cole, Leonard (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive coverage, from first response to forensics
  • Written by an international list of recognized experts
  • First text of its kind detailing the new and expanding field of terror medicine
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About this book

A new field of medicine has emerged as a result of the global proliferation of terrorism. Terror medicine is related to emergency and disaster medicine but focuses on the constellation of medical issues uniquely related to terrorist attacks. The field encompasses four broad areas:

  • Preparedness
  • Incident management
  • Mechanisms of injuries and responses
  • Psychological consequences.

In Essentials of Terror Medicine, these core concerns are addressed by a distinguished international authorship that has been brought together by the three editors of this volume, who themselves are recognized experts in relevant disciplines: Shmuel Shapira, epidemiology and hospital administration; Jeffrey Hammond, trauma surgery and emergency response; Leonard Cole, bioterrorism and public policy. Moreover, many of the book’s 35 contributors have had immediate and extensive experience in the medical management of terrorist attacks.

The book provides insightful and practical information for physicians, nurses, emergency responders, and other health professionals who may be called to service during or after a terror incident. Essentials of Terror Medicine is indispensable reading for the medical community of the 21st century, in which diligence, continued education, and careful preparation for a variety of possible events are a preeminent responsibility.

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"An international group of authors present the basics of terror medicine. … Practitioners and trainees in emergency medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, and other specialties treating trauma are an appropriate audience for this work … . Administrators with responsibility for acute care programs may also benefit from this background material. … I recommend this resource for practitioners and hospitals serving in the acute care safety net." (David J. Dries, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2009)

“The latest single source reference to address the multitude of issues that arise in our fairly elementary experience in disaster preparedness and response related to terrorist acts. … The challenge for readers … is the applicability of the lessons from countries where terrorism is a daily concern to a country in which even the memories of September 11 have dimmed. … Essentials of Terror Medicine does a nice job of consolidating and distilling important and practical information … with a truly qualified list of contributors.” (David V. Shatz, The Journal of TRAUMA, Vol. 67 (6), December, 2009)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Introduction to Terror Medicine

    Shapira, Shmuel C., MD, MPH (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

    Ganor, Boaz, PhD

    Pages 13-26

  • EMS and Pre-Hospital Issues

    Leppäniemi, Ari, MD, PhD, DMCC

    Pages 29-44

  • Effects of Terrorism on the Healthcare Community

    O’Reilly, David, MB, BCh, MRCS (et al.)

    Pages 45-58

  • Terror Medicine: Education and Training

    Millo, Yuri, MD

    Pages 59-78

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-9899-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essentials of Terror Medicine
Editors
  • Shmuel Shapira
  • Jeffrey Hammond
  • Leonard Cole
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09412-0
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09412-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09411-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-9899-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 452
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