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As societies become more complex and interconnected, the global risk for catastrophic disasters is increasing. Demand for expertise to mitigate the human suffering and damage these events cause is also high. A new field of disaster medicine is emerging, offering innovative approaches to optimize disaster management. Much of the information needed to create the foundation for this growing specialty is not objectively described or is scattered among multiple different sources. This definitive work brings together a coherent and comprehensive collection of scientific observations and evidence-based recommendations with expert contributors from around the globe. This book identifies essential subject matter, clarifies nomenclature, and outlines necessary areas of proficiency for healthcare professionals handling mass casualty crises. It also describes in-depth strategies for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of victims suffering from blast injuries or exposure to chemical, biological, and radiological agents.


Review of previous edition:'There are so many exceptional chapters in this text that it is almost unfair to single out selected ones for praise … Even those who consider themselves experienced will learn a lot in studying from this compilation … meticulously researched and exhaustive … Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices is just that:comprehensive. Students, seasoned practitioners, health systems organizations, and academic institutions will find it a most welcome and invaluable addition to their reference libraries.'

Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine

'The importance of this book cannot be overemphasized.'

Nano Khilani Source: Biz India

'In its second edition, Koenig and Schultz’ Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices again proves itself to be the definitive resource for healthcare providers ranging from first responders to fellowship-trained physicians. The second edition is a valuable upgrade for disaster managers and emergency clinicians alike.'

Eric C. Silverman Source: Academic Emergency Medicine

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