Harvey Rubin, MD, PhD
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Rubin H.; Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:496. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-140-6-200403160-00038
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(6):496.
Roy MJ, ed. 420 pages. Totowa, NJ: Humana Pr; 2004. $99.50. ISBN 1592596630. Order phone 973-256-1699.
Field of medicine: Infectious diseases; study of chemical weapons, radiation, and explosive devices; and psychology.
Format: Hardcover with CD-ROM version.
Audience: General practice physicians, infectious disease specialists, emergency medicine physicians, first responders, psychiatrists, and psychologists.
Purpose: “To prepare physicians and other health care professionals to respond knowledgeably and confidently to a terrorist event.”
Content: The book is divided into 4 parts. Part 1 contains 4 chapters covering mass casualty events, hospital preparation, physician recognition of bioterrorism events, and an introduction to bioterrorism. Part 2 picks up the bioterrorism theme and is composed of 13 chapters covering anthrax, plague, tularemia, brucellosis, Q fever, melioidosis, botulinum toxins, ricin toxins, staphylococcal enterotoxin, mycotoxins, smallpox, viral hemorrhagic fevers, and viral encephalitides. Part 3 contains 6 chapters on chemical agents including cyanide, vesicants, and nerve agents. Part 4 covers radiation effects, explosives, and psychological effects of terrorist incidents.
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