Physician’s Guide to Terrorist Attack

Editors: Roy, Michael J. (Ed.)

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In an age of continuing and devastating terrorist acts, medical and emergency personnel must be able to respond rapidly to victims of biological, chemical, nuclear, and explosive attacks. In Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack, leading medical experts from the military and other branches of government comprehensively review the major agents of terrorist attack and the proper diagnostic and therapeutic methods for dealing with them. Infectious disease experts describe clinical techniques for the 13 most feared bacteria, viruses, and toxins, including anthrax, plague, botulinum toxins, ricin, mycotoxins, smallpox, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. Chemical experts provide clinical guidance for dealing with pulmonary toxic agents, cyanide, vesicants, nerve agents, incapacitating agents, and riot control agents. Other chapters discuss the treatment of blast injuries, the effects of nuclear and radiological weapons, and the psychological aftermath of terrorist events. Each biological and chemical agent is presented in a readable case study format for quick reference and rapid assimilation of vital diagnostic and therapeutic information.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack provides emergency personnel, physicians, and health care workers with a highly practical handbook for confidently and effectively diagnosing and medically managing the victims of terrorist attack.

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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

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Mass Casualty Events

    Smoak, Bonnie L., MD, PhD, MPH (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Hospital Preparation and Response to an Incident

    Geiling, James A., MD, FACP, FCCP

    Pages 21-38

  • Physician Recognition of Bioterrorism-Related Diseases

    Yeskey, Kevin, MD (et al.)

    Pages 39-46

  • Introduction to Biological, Chemical, Nuclear, and Radiological Weapons

    Murray, Clinton K., MD

    Pages 47-61

  • Anthrax

    Durning, Steven J., MD, FACP (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

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Hardcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physician’s Guide to Terrorist Attack
Editors
  • Michael J. Roy
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-663-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-663-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-207-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-9814-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 406
Number of Illustrations
54 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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