Medical aspects of biological warfare /
senior editor, Zygmunt F. Dembek.
Washington, DC : Borden Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center ; Falls Church, Va. : Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army ; Fort Sam Houston, Tex. : United States Army Medical Dept. Center and School, 2007.
xxiii, 607, lxiii p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
0160797314, 9780160797316
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Washington, DC : Borden Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center ; Falls Church, Va. : Office of the Surgeon General, United States Army ; Fort Sam Houston, Tex. : United States Army Medical Dept. Center and School, 2007.
contents note
History of biological weapons: from poisoned darts to intentional epidemics / James W. Martin, George W. Christopher, and Edward M. Eitzen, Jr. -- Food, waterborne, and agricultural diseases / Zygmunt F. Dembek and Edwin L. Anderson -- Epidemiology of biowarfare and bioterrorism / Zygmunt F. Dembek, Julie A. Pavlin, and Mark G. Kortepeter -- Anthrax / Bret K. Purcell, Patricia L. Worsham, and Arthur M. Friedlander -- Plague / Patricia L. Worsham ... [et al.] -- Glanders / Bridget Carr Gregory and David M. Waag -- Melioidosis / Nicholas J. Vietri and David Deshazer -- Tularemia / Matthew J. Hepburn, Arthur M. Friedlander, and Zygmunt F. Dembek -- Brucellosis / Bret K. Purcell, David L. Hoover, and Arthur M. Friedlander -- Q fever / David M. Waag -- Smallpox and related orthopoxviruses / Peter B. Jahrling ... [et al.] -- Alphavirus encephalitides / Keith E. Steele ... [et al.] -- Viral hemorrhagic fevers / Peter. B. Jahrling ... [et al.] -- Staphylococcal enterotoxin b and related toxins / Robert G. Ulrich, Catherine L. Wilhelmsen, and Teresa D. Krakauer -- Ricin / Mark A. Poli ... [et al.] -- Botulinum toxin / Zygmunt F. Dembek, Leonard A. Smith, and Janice M. Rusnak -- Additional toxins of clinical concern / Kermit D. Huebner ... [et al.] -- Laboratory identification of biological threats / Erik A. Henchal ... [et al.] -- Consequence management: the national and local response / Kermit D. Huebner and James W. Martin -- Medical management of potential biological casualties: a stepwise approach / Theodore J. Cieslak and George W. Christsopher -- Medical contermeasure / Janice M. Rusnak ... [et al.] -- Biosafety / Catherine L. Wilhelmsen and Robert J. Hawley -- Biosurety / Gretchen L. Demmin -- Ethical and legal dilemmas in biodefense research / Jeffrey E. Stephenson and Arthur O. Anderson -- Emerging infectious diseases and future threats / Chris A. Whitehouse, Alan L. Schmaljohn, and Zygmunt F. Dembek.
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Rev. ed., in part, of : Medical aspects of chemical and biological warfare. 1997.
Shipping list no.: 2009-0395-P.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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American Medical Writers Association (AMWA's) Medical Book Awards (for books published in 2007) WINNERS FOR 2008 Honorable Mention Category: Physicians Title: Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare Authors or Editors: Zygmunt F. Dembek, PhD. Publisher: Borden Institute (U.S. Army Walter Reed)
Excerpted from JAMA Book and Media Reviews dated August 12, 2008 by Scott R. Lillibridge, MD, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A&M Science Center College Station " The US Army Medical Department's Textbooks of Military Medicine series has just released a new volume, Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare. It is a vast compendium of newarly 600 pages detailing the history and current state of biological warfare, ranging from countermeasures to legal dimensions. This epic work is the most comprehensive and up-to-date medical text related to the use of countermeasures for biological agents in warfare and terrrorism. " . . . " The addition of chapters dealing with biosecurity, legal issues of biological research, and consideration for strategic threats from emerging infectious diseases serve to broaden the appeal of this text well beyond the military community." . . . "In conclusion, this text is a "must have" reference document highlighting the history of biological warfare and the biodefense of teh United States."
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Reflecting the critical threat posed by biological warfare and terrorism in a post 9-11 world, Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare (an update of Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare published in 1997) addresses the weaponization of biological agents, categorizing potential agents as food, waterborne, or agricultural agents or toxins, and discusses their respective epidemiology. Recent advances in biomedical knowledge are presented that include descriptions of individual agents and the illnesses induced. Authors discuss biotoxins and explain methods for early identification for anthrax, plague, smallpox, alphaviruses, and staphylococcal enterotoxins. Case studies and research on successful management practices, treatments, and antidotes are also included.

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