The Physician’s Guide to Diving Medicine

  • Charles W. Shilling
  • Catherine B. Carlston
  • Rosemary A. Mathias

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Charles W. Shilling, R. W. Hamilton
    Pages 1-33
  3. Charles W. Shilling, Morris D. Faiman
    Pages 35-69
  4. N. R. Anthonisen, Claes E. G. Lundgren, A. J. Påsche, Delbert E. Evans, Peter B. Bennett, Albert R. Behnke Jr. et al.
    Pages 71-221
  5. H. V. Hempleman
    Pages 223-272
  6. Robert F. Goad, Joseph C. Farmer Jr., David R. Leitch, John M. Hallenbeck, R. W. Hamilton
    Pages 283-331
  7. R. R. Pearson
    Pages 333-367
  8. Barbara B. Tabeling
    Pages 369-390
  9. R. W. Hamilton, D. N. Walder, Carl Edmonds, Charles W. Shilling, Joseph C. Farmer Jr., Joel Kevin Sims et al.
    Pages 391-444
  10. J. Michael Walsh, Harold M. Ginzburg, Honorato F. Nicodemus
    Pages 445-487
  11. Paul G. Linaweaver, Robert J. Biersner
    Pages 489-530
  12. Arthur J. Bachrach
    Pages 531-565
  13. Charles W. Shilling
    Pages 567-600
  14. Paul J. Sheffield, George B. Hart, David H. Peterson, Walt Bergman, R. W. Hamilton
    Pages 601-660
  15. Charles J. Stahl
    Pages 661-683
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 685-736

About this book


This book is designed to be a physician's guide for those interested in diving and hyperbaric environments. It is not a detailed document for the erudite researcher; rather, it is a source of information for the scuba-diving physician who is searching for answers put to him by his fellow nonmedical divers. Following the publication of The Underwater Handbook: A Guide to Physiology and Performance for the Engineer there were frequent requests for a companion volume for the physician. This book is designed to fill the void. Production of the book has been supported by the Office of Naval Research and by the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Research and Development Command, under Navy Contract No. NOOOOI4-78-C-0604. Our heartfelt thanks go to the many authors without whose contributions the book could not have been produced. These articles are signed by the responsible authors, and the names a~e also listed alphabetically in these preliminary pages. Every chapter was officially reviewed by at least one expert in the field covered and these reviewers are also listed on these pages. Our thanks go to them for their valuable assistance. We are grateful to Marthe Beckett Kent for editing Chapter III. Our thanks also go to Mrs. Carolyn Paddon for typing and retyping the manuscripts, and to Mrs. Catherine Coppola, who so expertly handled the many fiscal affairs.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Charles W. Shilling
    • 1
  • Catherine B. Carlston
    • 1
  • Rosemary A. Mathias
    • 1
  1. 1.Undersea Medical SocietyBethesdaUSA

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