Physician’s Guide to Terrorist Attack

  • Michael J. Roy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Responding to an Incident

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bonnie L. Smoak, James A. Geiling
      Pages 3-19
    3. Kevin Yeskey, Stephen A. Morse
      Pages 39-46
  3. Biological Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Steven J. Durning, Michael J. Roy
      Pages 65-85
    3. Jennifer C. Thompson
      Pages 87-101
    4. Christian F. Ockenhouse
      Pages 103-109
    5. David L. Hoover
      Pages 111-121
    6. R. Scott Miller
      Pages 123-141
    7. Aileen M. Marty
      Pages 143-159
    8. Naomi E. Aronson
      Pages 161-173
    9. Glenn Wortmann
      Pages 175-179
    10. David L. Blazes
      Pages 181-187
    11. Duane R. Hospenthal
      Pages 189-196
    12. James V. Lawler, Timothy H. Burgess
      Pages 197-220
    13. Thomas W. Geisbert, Aileen M. Marty, Peter B. Jahrling
      Pages 221-242
    14. Niranjan Kanesa-thasan
      Pages 243-249

About this book

Introduction

In an age of continuing and devastating terrorist acts, medical and emergency personnel must be able to respond rapidly to victims of biological, chemical, nuclear, and explosive attacks. In Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack, leading medical experts from the military and other branches of government comprehensively review the major agents of terrorist attack and the proper diagnostic and therapeutic methods for dealing with them. Infectious disease experts describe clinical techniques for the 13 most feared bacteria, viruses, and toxins, including anthrax, plague, botulinum toxins, ricin, mycotoxins, smallpox, and viral hemorrhagic fevers. Chemical experts provide clinical guidance for dealing with pulmonary toxic agents, cyanide, vesicants, nerve agents, incapacitating agents, and riot control agents. Other chapters discuss the treatment of blast injuries, the effects of nuclear and radiological weapons, and the psychological aftermath of terrorist events. Each biological and chemical agent is presented in a readable case study format for quick reference and rapid assimilation of vital diagnostic and therapeutic information.
Comprehensive and up-to-date, Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack provides emergency personnel, physicians, and health care workers with a highly practical handbook for confidently and effectively diagnosing and medically managing the victims of terrorist attack.

Keywords

care cognition diseases emergency health health care hospital infectious infectious disease radiation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael J. Roy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MedicineUniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-663-8
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2004
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-9814-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-663-8
  • About this book