Biological and Chemical Terrorism
A Guide for Healthcare Providers and First Responders
AUTHOR: Raymond S. Weinstein, Ken Alibek
PUBLISHER: Thieme Medical Publishers, Incorporated
Also available at Amazon.com
Would you recognize the signs of a biological or chemical weapon attack?
Would you know how to diagnose and treat your patients?
Would you know how to protect your staff and yourself in doing so?
answers to questions like these in a matter of minutes, turn to this book: the
first specifically designed to lead you through identification of the most
likely biological or chemical weapons used in a bioterrorist attack.
Through an easily accessible cross-referencing chart, you will be able to
look up suspicious symptoms presented by unexpected clusters of patients, and
then quickly find detailed descriptions of the most likely causes. The book
lists and describes 43 biological and chemical weapons in detail, including
clinical and laboratory identification, treatment, and personal precautions.
Biological and Chemical Terrorism is:
- Comprehensive - the single most complete description
of biological and chemical weapons available
- Easy-to-use - valuable tear-out charts of biological
and chemical weapons, lists of internet sites, and CDC telephone numbers are
designed to be posted and referred to at-a-glance
- Quick and concise for use at any stage of an attack -
whether in preparation beforehand or taken off the shelf during an actual
- The first published text to include chemical warfare
identification and treatment
- Written by two experts with unparalleled and broad-ranging knowledge of these
Whether you are a primary care physician, nurse practitioner, ER
physician, or any other firstline healthcare provider, you will benefit from
this practical and authoritative guide. It is the only book available today to
give you the complete information necessary to handle a bioterrorist emergency
with speed, accuracy, and confidence.
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/24/2003
CATEGORY: History, Medical, Political Science