Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


 Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare

[1997] Textbook of Military Medicine, Published by the Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center Washington,D.C. Office of The Surgeon General United States Army

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Front Matter
Foreword by The Surgeon General
Preface
Patient Flow in a Theater of Operations
Medical Aftermath of the Persian Gulf War
1.Overview:Defense Against the Effects of Chemical and Biological Warfare Agents
2.History of Chemical and Biological Warfare:An American Perspective
3.Historical Aspects of Medical Defense Against Chemical Warfare
4.The Chemical Warfare Threat and the Military Healthcare Provider
5.Nerve Agents
6.Pretreatment for Nerve Agent Exposure
7.Vesicants
8.Long-Term Health Effects of Nerve Agents and Mustard
9.Toxic Inhalational Injury
10.Cyanide Poisoning
11.Incapacitating Agents
12.Riot Control Agents
13.Field Management of Chemical Casualties
14.Triage of Chemical Casualties
15.Decontamination
16.Chemical Defense Equipment
17.Healthcare and the Chemical Surety Mission
18.Historical Overview of Biological Warfare
19.The U.S. Biological Warfare and Biological Defense Programs
20. Use of Biological Weapons
21.The Biological Warfare Threat
22.Anthrax
23.Plague
24.Tularemia
25.Brucellosis
26.Q Fever
27.Smallpox
28.Viral Encephalitides
29.Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
30.Defense Against Toxin Weapons
31.Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B and Related Pyrogenic Toxins
32.Ricin Toxin
33.Botulinum Toxins
34.Trichothecene Mycotoxins
35.Medical Challenges in Chemical and Biological Defense for the 21st Century
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Index



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