Surgery During Natural Disasters, Combat, Terrorist Attacks, and Crisis Situations

  • COL Robert B. Lim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Susan M. Briggs
    Pages 7-18
  3. Matthew J. Martin, Matthew J. Eckert
    Pages 47-55
  4. John S. Oh
    Pages 57-61
  5. Michael R. St. Jean
    Pages 63-72
  6. Yong U. Choi
    Pages 73-76
  7. Matthew J. Martin, Zaradhe M. S. Yach, Matthew J. Eckert
    Pages 77-95
  8. David W. Tuggle
    Pages 97-101
  9. Eileen M. Bulger, Susan M. Briggs
    Pages 113-123
  10. Alec C. Beekley
    Pages 125-132
  11. Booker T. King
    Pages 133-138
  12. COL Robert B. Lim
    Pages 139-148
  13. Joseph M. Galante, Carlos J. Rodriguez
    Pages 149-163
  14. George E. Black IV, Scott R. Steele
    Pages 165-179
  15. David R. King, Tomaz Mesar
    Pages 181-190
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 221-228

About this book


The lessons from this book help surgeons prepare for emergency events that require disaster preparedness usually handled by the United States military, including chemical attacks and massive casualty events. Written by experts in the field perspectives that come from various combat zones and disaster sites, this book highlights the pitfalls to avoid, the organization that is essential for success, and the tips to help perform surgery in the most austere conditions . The book will address situations where surgeons may have to operate on wanted criminals, operate wearing chemical protective equipment, operate in a collapsed building, or even remove an unexploded device. The book includes cases from the battlefield that are designed to guide surgeons facing these scenarios in the civilian world.   There are also chapters detailing the lessons learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing, airline disasters, and the Oklahoma City bombing.

Unlike any other current text, Surgery During Natural Disasters, Combat, Terrorist Attacks, and Crisis Situations is an excellent resource for all surgeons who might be faced with these events. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • COL Robert B. Lim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryAdvanced Laparoscopy and Metabolic Surgery, Tripler Army Medical CenterHonoluluUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23717-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23718-3
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