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Lasers in Medicine

An Introductory Guide

Authors: Absten, Gregory T., Joffe, Stephen N.

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In every area of human endeavor, technology has opened the door for new advancements to occur. Much of the progress in medicine over the last few years is due, in large part, to new technological tools made available to clinicians and researchers. Laser is an expanding technological discipline in medicine that will ultimately contribute to a broad and rapid expansion of both diagnostic and treatment procedures. Laser is to light what music is to noise. Those physicians who wish to be most successful in the application of this technology, to the benefit of their patient, will learn of the subtle interactions of light with tissue. No technology is good or bad in itself. It is only in the choices we make, in when and how to apply that technology, that it gains its moral value. The use of lasers in medicine has some very definite advantages in the surgical and medical treatment of a variety of disorders. At the same time we must all be careful to not perpetrate the myth of lasers in medicine. Vastly overstated claims of the value of 'laser surgery' have been held out to the general public, resulting in health care being sought on the basis of laser availability.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Simplified Physics

    Absten, Gregory T., BSc, MA (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Laser-Tissue Interactions

    Absten, Gregory T., BSc, MA (et al.)

    Pages 16-21

  • Properties of Individual Lasers

    Absten, Gregory T., BSc, MA (et al.)

    Pages 22-26

  • Laser Beam Delivery Systems

    Absten, Gregory T., BSc, MA (et al.)

    Pages 27-33

  • Overview of Clinical Applications

    Absten, Gregory T., BSc, MA (et al.)

    Pages 34-53

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-3154-2
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-412-30870-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lasers in Medicine
Book Subtitle
An Introductory Guide
Authors
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
G.T. Absten and S.N. Joffe
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-3154-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-3154-2
Softcover ISBN
978-0-412-30870-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 71
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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