Accession Number : ADA415842


Title :   Medical Management of Radiological Casualties, Second Edition, Handbook


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA415842


Report Date : APR 2003


Pagination or Media Count : 154


Abstract : Medical defense against radiological warfare is one of the least emphasized segments of modern 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. Unfortunately, the proliferation of nuclear material and technology has made the acquisition and adversarial use of ionizing radiation weapons more probable than ever. In the modern era, military personnel and their nation's population will expect that a full range of medical modalities will be employed to decrease the morbidity and mortality from the use of these weapons. Fortunately, treatment of radiation casualties is both effective and practical.


Descriptors :   *CASUALTIES, *HANDBOOKS, *RADIATION EFFECTS, *RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE, MANAGEMENT, EDUCATION, POPULATION, MEDICINE, COLD WAR, STRATEGIC WEAPONS, FISSIONABLE MATERIALS, RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, MEDICAL SERVICES, IONIZING RADIATION, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, THERMONUCLEAR REACTIONS, RADIATION WEAPONS, WARFARE, MILITARY PERSONNEL, RADIATION, WEAPONS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS


Subject Categories : RADIOBIOLOGY
      CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL AND RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE