Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine

  • Robert E. Antosia
  • John D. Cahill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. General Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert E. Antosia
      Pages 3-4
    3. Robert E. Antosia
      Pages 5-6
    4. Robert E. Antosia
      Pages 7-9
    5. Frederick M. Burkle Jr.
      Pages 11-17
    6. Robert E. Antosia
      Pages 19-21
    7. Robert E. Antosia
      Pages 23-24
    8. Robert E. Antosia
      Pages 25-27
    9. Jerry Lambert
      Pages 29-30
    10. Frederick M. Burkle Jr.
      Pages 31-35
  3. Natural Disasters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Kevin King
      Pages 39-42
    3. William Porcaro
      Pages 43-47
    4. Kevin King
      Pages 49-51
    5. Robert E. Antosia
      Pages 53-56
    6. Manuel Colon, John D. Cahill
      Pages 57-60
    7. Sarah M. Kelmenson
      Pages 61-63
    8. Robert E. Antosia
      Pages 65-66
    9. Medley O’Keefe Gatewood
      Pages 67-71

About this book


This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, is the essential portable handbook on bioterrorism and disaster medicine. The volume covers all pertinent topics with meticulous organization and includes an abundance of invaluable web-based resources. Written as both a practical and clinical guide to various types of disasters, it includes planning and response procedures to help mitigate the impact of disasters on affected individuals and communities. Designed to be used in the field, all the essential aspects are included: public health, bioterror agents, chemical warfare, radioactive agents, manmade disasters, natural disasters, humanitarian disasters, infectious and tropical diseases, and basics of emergency medicine. Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine is the ideal tool for researchers, first responders, medical students, physicians, and other healthcare providers who work in the field.

About the Editors:

Dr. Robert Antosia is an attending physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He is trained and board certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine and also has a Masters degree in Public Health from Harvard University. Dr. Antosia has extensive medical writing experience with numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, as well as prior international, public health, and disaster-related experience. He has also lectured at local, national, and international forums including England, Ireland and Italy. In addition, he has published numerous abstracts, original articles and authored several book chapters.

Dr. John D. Cahill, a specialist in international emergency medicine and tropical medicine, is an

attending physician in Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, New York. He is assistant professor of emergency medicine at Brown Medical School in Providence, Rhode Island and is a visiting lecturer for the Royal

College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is a diplomat of the American

Board of Emergency Physicans and is a fellow of the American College

of Chest Physicians and the Royal Society of Tropical Medcine and Hygeine. Dr.

Cahill has provided medical expertise in many regions of the world,

including Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. Dr. Cahill is a

graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA and holds postgraduate

diplomas from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Fordham

University, and the University of Geneva, Switzerland.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert E. Antosia
    • 1
    • 2
  • John D. Cahill
    • 3
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineBeth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Emergency Medicine and Division of Infectious DiseasesSt. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital Center New YorkNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-32804-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science +Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-24369-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-32804-1
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