Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine

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9780387243696: Handbook of Bioterrorism and Disaster Medicine

This is an essential portable handbook on bioterrorism and disaster medicine. Its practical and comprehensive text features chapters pertinent to bioterrorism, infectious disease, microbiology, virology, public health, epidemiology, and disaster medicine. It will serve as a practical guide for situation-specific disasters; recognize what injuries or illnesses to expect; provide proactive guidelines to define specific diseases; and give a guide of appropriate personnel protective equipment during these large-scale emergencies. It is an essential companion to those either interested or currently working in any of the aforementioned fields.

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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.

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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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"The textbook, which is composed of 7 chapters, is well-written and easy to read. The chapters are designed, as noted by the editors, to be concise and well-supplemented with Web-based resources. ... Overall this text is a useful and well written reference that addresses a wide variety of topics, with a concise and logical approach. In conclusion, this text is well written for those who need a concise primer on bioterrorism and disaster medicine ... ." (Steven E Sittig, Respiratory Care, Vol. 52 (11), 2007)

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