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The bioterrorism sourcebook [publication] /

by Grey, Michael R; Spaeth, Kenneth R.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York [etc.] : McGraw-Hill, 2006, cop. 2006Description: XXXIII, 549 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0071440860.SAPHIR theme(s): Violences - MaltraitanceMeSH subject(s): Bioterrorism | Chemical Warfare Agents | Bacterial Infections | Disaster Planning | Public HealthPUBLICATION TYPE SAPHIR: MonographSummary: [Contents] Section I: Clinical principles and practices - 1. Introduction to terrorism and bioterrorism - 2. A clinical approach to biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism - 3. Clinicians' roles in public health preparedness and emergency response - 4. Environmental terrorism - 5. Surveillance systems and bioterrorism - 6. Vulnerable groups: a summary of relevant concerns - 7. Psychological effects of the BCN threat - 8. Toxicology and bioterrorism - 9. Legal and ethical issues. - Section II: Infectious agents - 10. A brief history of biological weapons - 11. Introduction to biological agents - 12. Smallpox (variola major) - 13. Viral hemorrhagic fevers - 14. Anthrax - 15. Plague (yersinia pestis) - 16. Tularemia (francisella tularensis). - Section III: Biotoxins and category B and C agents - 17. Introduction to biotoxins - 18. Botilinum toxin - 19. Ricin - 20. Category B, C, and additional agents. - Section IV: Chemical weapons - 21. Introduction to chemical weapons - 22. A brief history of chemical weapons - 23. Pulmonary agents - 24. Vesicants or blistering agents - 25. Nerve and incapacitating agents - 26. Blood agents. - Section V: Nuclear and radiation syndromes - 27. A brief history of nuclear weapons and the atomic age - 28. An overview of radiation physics and injury - 29. Introduction to nuclear and radiation weapons - 30. Radiological terrorism - Conclusion - Definitions/abbreviations - Dosing requirements - Selected bibliography - Index
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[Contents] Section I: Clinical principles and practices - 1. Introduction to terrorism and bioterrorism - 2. A clinical approach to biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism - 3. Clinicians' roles in public health preparedness and emergency response - 4. Environmental terrorism - 5. Surveillance systems and bioterrorism - 6. Vulnerable groups: a summary of relevant concerns - 7. Psychological effects of the BCN threat - 8. Toxicology and bioterrorism - 9. Legal and ethical issues. - Section II: Infectious agents - 10. A brief history of biological weapons - 11. Introduction to biological agents - 12. Smallpox (variola major) - 13. Viral hemorrhagic fevers - 14. Anthrax - 15. Plague (yersinia pestis) - 16. Tularemia (francisella tularensis). - Section III: Biotoxins and category B and C agents - 17. Introduction to biotoxins - 18. Botilinum toxin - 19. Ricin - 20. Category B, C, and additional agents. - Section IV: Chemical weapons - 21. Introduction to chemical weapons - 22. A brief history of chemical weapons - 23. Pulmonary agents - 24. Vesicants or blistering agents - 25. Nerve and incapacitating agents - 26. Blood agents. - Section V: Nuclear and radiation syndromes - 27. A brief history of nuclear weapons and the atomic age - 28. An overview of radiation physics and injury - 29. Introduction to nuclear and radiation weapons - 30. Radiological terrorism - Conclusion - Definitions/abbreviations - Dosing requirements - Selected bibliography - Index