Essentials of Terror Medicine

  • Shmuel C. Shapira
  • Jeffrey S. Hammond
  • Leonard A. Cole

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Shmuel C. Shapira, Jeffrey S. Hammond, Leonard A. Cole
      Pages 3-12
    2. Boaz Ganor
      Pages 13-26
  3. Preparation and Response

    1. Ari Leppäniemi
      Pages 29-44
    2. David O’Reilly, Karim Brohi
      Pages 45-58
    3. Asher Hirshberg, Kenneth L. Mattox
      Pages 79-94
    4. Shlomo Mor-Yosef, Shmuel C. Shapira
      Pages 95-110
    5. Jorie D. Klein
      Pages 111-132
    6. Annette L. Sobel
      Pages 133-145
  4. Weapon Etiologies

    1. Limor Aharonson-Daniel, Shmuel C. Shapira
      Pages 149-170
    2. Eric R. Frykberg
      Pages 171-193
    3. Meir Oren
      Pages 195-221
    4. Kristan Staudenmayer, William P. Schecter
      Pages 223-239
    5. Jeffrey S. Hammond, Jill Lipoti
      Pages 241-253
    6. Abraham R. Wagner, Zvi Fisch
      Pages 255-268
  5. Types of Injury

    1. Gidon Almogy, Avraham I. Rivkind
      Pages 271-285
    2. Meir Liebergall, Rami Mosheiff
      Pages 287-297
    3. Tomer Tzur, Arieh Eldad
      Pages 299-311
    4. Jeffrey V. Rosenfeld
      Pages 313-336
    5. Moshe Michaelson
      Pages 337-346
    6. Eran Regev, Rephael Zeltser
      Pages 347-364
    7. David Markenson
      Pages 365-390
  6. Aftermath and Ethical Considerations

    1. Jehuda Hiss, Tzipi Kahana
      Pages 393-403
    2. Sara A. Freedman
      Pages 405-424
    3. Leonard A. Cole
      Pages 425-439
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 441-452

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.


IRA Palestine Liberation Organization Terrorist Trauma bioterrorism cyber terrorism cyber-terrorism disaster management emergency response hospital preparedness national response surgery terror medicine terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • Shmuel C. Shapira
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jeffrey S. Hammond
    • 4
  • Leonard A. Cole
    • 5
  1. 1.Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public HealthIsrael
  2. 2.Hadassah University HospitalIsrael
  3. 3.International Center of Terror MedicineJerusalemIsrael
  4. 4.Trauma/Surgical Critical CareRobert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolNew BrunswickUSA
  5. 5.Department of Political Science and Division of Global AffairsRutgers UniversityNeworkUSA

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