Chemical Warfare Agents: Toxicology and Treatment
Timothy T. Marrs, Robert L. Maynard, Frederick Sidell
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 4, 2007 - Medical - 750 pages
Chemical Warfare Agents, Second Edition has been totally revised since the successful first edition and expanded to about three times the length, with many new chapters and much more in-depth consideration of all the topics. The chapters have been written by distinguished international experts in various aspects of chemical warfare agents and edited by an experienced team to produce a clear review of the field.
The book now contains a wealth of material on the mechanisms of action of the major chemical warfare agents, including the nerve agent cyclosarin, formally considered to be of secondary importance, as well as ricin and abrin. Chemical Warfare Agents, Second Edition discusses the physico-chemical properties of chemical warfare agents, their dispersion and fate in the environment, their toxicology and management of their effects on humans, decontamination and protective equipment. New chapters cover the experience gained after the use of sarin to attack travellers on the Tokyo subway and how to deal with the outcome of the deployment of riot control agents such as CS gas.
This book provides a comprehensive review of chemical warfare agents, assessing all available evidence regarding the medical, technical and legal aspects of their use. It is an invaluable reference work for physicians, public health planners, regulators and any other professionals involved in this field.
Review of the First Edition:
"What more appropriate time for a title of this scope than in the post 9/11 era? ...a timely, scholarly, and well-written volume which offers much information of immense current and…future benefit."
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3 Dispersion and Modelling of the Spread of Chemical Warfare Agents
4 The Fate of Chemical Warfare Agents in the Environment
5 Biological Markers of Exposure to Chemical Warfare Agents
6 Respiratory Protection
7 Responding to Chemical Terrorism Operational Planning and Decontamination
8 Toxicology of Organophosphate Nerve Agents
17 Pretreatment for Nerve Agent Poisoning
18 Gulf War Syndrome
19 Mustard Gas
20 Dermal Aspects of Chemical Warfare
21 Sulphur Mustard Injuries of the Skin Pathophysiology and Clinical Management of Chemical Burns
22 The Normal Bone Marrow and Management of ToxinInduced Stem Cell Failure
23 Organic Arsenicals
9 A History of Human Studies with Nerve Agents by the UK and USA
10 Nerve Agents LowDose Effects
11 Managing Civilian Casualties Affected by Nerve Agents
12 The Management of Casualties Following Toxic Agent Release The Approach Adopted in France
13 The Dark Morning The Experiences and Lessons Learned from the Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack
14 Atropine and Other Anticholinergic Drugs
16 The Use of Benzodiazepines in Organophosphorus Nerve Agent Intoxication
25 Cyanides Chemical Warfare Agents and Potential Terrorist Threats
26 Riot Control Agents in Military Operations Civil Disturbance Control and Potential Terrorist Activities with Particular Reference to Peripheral Che...
27 Ricin and Abrin Poisoning
28 The Total Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
29 An AZ of Compounds of Interest in Relation to Chemical Warfare and Other Malevolent Uses of Poisons