Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack
Michael J. Roy, MD
Hardcover, 420pp + bonus CD-ROM
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Leading medical experts from the military and other branches of government comprehensively review the possible infectious disease and chemical agents that can be used in terrorist attack and the proper diagnostic and therapeutic methods for dealing with them.
The book also discusses treating blast injuries, the effects of nuclear and radiological weapons, and the psychological effects of terrorist events. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack provides physicians, health care workers, and emergency personnel with a practical handbook for confidently and effectively diagnosing and managing the victims of terrorist attack.
Your purchase includes a free value-added eBook/PDA on CD-ROM with your hard-copy book.
"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.
The accompanying CD-ROM is quite handy. Local, state, and federal programs in responding to terrorist activities. 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
In introducing this timely collection of 27 chapters by contributors practicing in the medical branches of the US military, toxicology, and emergency medicine, Dr. Roy (Uniformed Services U. of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD) shares the medical community's concerns regarding terrorists' use of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
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