Accession Number : ADA376888


Title :   Medical Management of Radiological Casualties Handbook. First Edition


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Jarrett, David


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA376888


Report Date : DEC 1999


Pagination or Media Count : 149


Abstract : The purpose of this handbook is to provide concise supplemental reading material for the Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation Course, which is the only course in the Department of Defense for training health care professionals in the management of uncontrolled ionizing radiation exposure. Medical defense against radiological warfare is one of the least emphasized segments of modem medical education. Forty years of nuclear-doomsday predictions made any realistic preparation for radiation casualty management an untenable political consideration. The end of the Cold War has dramatically reduced the likelihood of strategic nuclear weapons use and thermonuclear war.


Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, *IONIZING RADIATION, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), HANDBOOKS, RADIOBIOLOGY, URANIUM, RADIATION EFFECTS, TRITIUM, CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS, CASUALTIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS


Subject Categories : RADIOBIOLOGY
      CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE
      RADIOACTIVITY, RADIOACTIVE WASTES & FISSION PROD


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE