Manual of Disaster Medicine

Civilian and Military

  • N. D. Reis
  • Eran Dolev

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Organization of Medical Services

  3. Mechanisms/Causes of Injury: Pathophysiology and Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. N. D. Reis
      Pages 69-72
    3. M. Michaelson, N. D. Reis
      Pages 73-79
    4. R. Shafir, J. Weiss
      Pages 80-83
    5. S. Brill
      Pages 84-89
    6. Y. Epstein, Y. L. Danon, Y. Shapiro
      Pages 90-98
    7. P. Halpern
      Pages 99-102
    8. P. Halpern
      Pages 103-105
    9. M. Michaelson, N. D. Reis
      Pages 106-112

About this book


This book is not a learned treatise. Its purpose is to render practical instruction to all those physicians. surgeons, adminis­ trators, and paramedical personnel who have to act in war or disaster situations. As a manual it is in no way a substitute for existing detailed and specialized texts on the various aspects of trauma surgery and management: rather have we attempted to collate the most essenlial knowledge required to organize and afTord medical aid whenever civilian or military disaster strikes. The man on the spot is hardly ever a specialist, hence the need for a imple s general manual of instruction. The organizational aspects of medical services in war are very similar to those required for coping with a disaster: indeed the military are often called to cope with civilian disasters. Our duty is to be prepared, so as not to lose life and limb for lack of foresight. There are repetitions in the book for which no apologies are made, since they always concern invaluable knowledge. The chapters are organized to afford an understanding of the organization of medical services, the cause of wounds and trau­ matic disease, and the pathophysiological processes resulting from the different kinds of trauma. The management of treating casualties is divided in each section into the three basic eche­ lons: on site (at the actual place of wounding), at the medical (battalion) aid station and in the field or base hospital.


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Editors and affiliations

  • N. D. Reis
    • 1
  • Eran Dolev
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology BRambam Medical CenterHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Internal Medicine B’Sheba Medical CenterTel-HashomerIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83442-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83440-0
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