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Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine

Editors: Antosia, Robert, Cahill, John D. (Eds.)

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About this book

This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, is the essential portable handbook on bioterrorism and disaster medicine. The volume covers all pertinent topics with meticulous organization and includes an abundance of invaluable web-based resources. Written as both a practical and clinical guide to various types of disasters, it includes planning and response procedures to help mitigate the impact of disasters on affected individuals and communities. Designed to be used in the field, all the essential aspects are included: public health, bioterror agents, chemical warfare, radioactive agents, manmade disasters, natural disasters, humanitarian disasters, infectious and tropical diseases, and basics of emergency medicine. Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine is the ideal tool for researchers, first responders, medical students, physicians, and other healthcare providers who work in the field.

About the Editors:

Dr. Robert Antosia is an attending physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine and also has a Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University. Dr. Antosia has extensive medical writing experience with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, as well as prior international, public health, and disaster-related experience. He has also lectured at local, national, and international forums including England, Ireland and Italy. In addition, he has published numerous abstracts, original articles and authored several book chapters.

Dr. John D. Cahill, a specialist in international emergency medicine and tropical medicine, is an

attending physician in Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New York. He is assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island and is a visiting lecturer for the Royal

College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is a diplomat of the American

Board of Emergency Physicans and is a fellow of the American College

of Chest Physicians and the Royal Society of Tropical Medcine and Hygeine. Dr.

Cahill has provided medical expertise in many regions of the world,

including Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Dr. Cahill is a

graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA and holds postgraduate

diplomas from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Fordham

University, and the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The textbook, which is composed of 7 chapters, is well-written and easy to read. The chapters are designed, as noted by the editors, to be concise and well-supplemented with Web-based resources. … Overall this text is a useful and well written reference that addresses a wide variety of topics, with a concise and logical approach. In conclusion, this text is well written for those who need a concise primer on bioterrorism and disaster medicine … ." (Steven E Sittig, Respiratory Care, Vol. 52 (11), 2007)


Table of contents (45 chapters)

  • Defining A Disaster

    Antosia, Robert E., MD,MPH

    Pages 3-4

  • Early Warning Systems

    Antosia, Robert E., MD, MPH

    Pages 5-6

  • Epidemiology Of Disasters

    Antosia, Robert E., MD, MPH

    Pages 7-9

  • Triage

    Burkle, Frederick M., Jr., MD, MPH

    Pages 11-17

  • Disaster Logistics

    Antosia, Robert E., MD, MPH

    Pages 19-21

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-32804-1
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-24369-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-3731-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine
Editors
  • Robert Antosia
  • John D. Cahill
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-32804-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-32804-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-24369-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3731-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 492
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
Topics