This excerpt from the highly acclaimed military textbook, Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare, provides comprehensive and authoritative information on all aspects of chemical weapons, including nerve agents, VX, sarin, tabun, soman, cyanide, lung agents, vesicants, mustard gas, BZ, Tear Gas, CN, and CS.
* THE CHEMICAL WARFARE THREAT AND THE MILITARY HEALTHCARE PROVIDER; The Status Of Chemical Proliferation; Chemical Warfare Capabilities of Nations; International Agreements and Verification; Military Chemical Agents; Tactical And Strategic Use Of Chemical Weapons; Chemical Agent Delivery Systems; Physical Properties of Chemical Agents; Choice of Agent and Delivery System.
* NERVE AGENTS - Pharmacology Of Cholinesterase Inhibitors; Cholinesterase In Tissue; Blood Cholinesterases; Nerve Agents; Exposure Routes; Inhalational Exposure To Vapor; Dermal Exposure To Liquid; Effects On Organs And Organ Systems; Eye; Nose; Pulmonary System; Skeletal Musculature; Central Nervous System And Behavior; Cardiovascular System; General Treatment Principles; Atropine and Oxime Therapy; Anticonvulsive Therapy; Therapy For Cardiac Arrhythmias; Specific Treatment By Exposure Category; Suspected Exposure; Minimal Exposure; Mild Exposure.
* PRETREATMENT FOR NERVE AGENT EXPOSURE
* LONG TERM HEALTH EFFECTS OF NERVE AGENTS AND MUSTARD
* TOXIC INHALATIONAL INJURY
* HISTORICAL WAR GASES Chlorine, Phosgene, Smokes And Other Substances; zinc Oxide; Phosphorus Smokes; Sulfur TrioxideChlorosulfonic Acid; Titanium Tetrachloride; Nitrogen Oxides; Organofluoride Polymers: Teflon and Perfluoroisobutylene
* CYANIDE POISONING
* INCAPACITATING AGENTS
* RIOT CONTROL AGENTS
* FIELD MANAGEMENT OF CHEMICAL CASUALTIES
* TRIAGE OF CHEMICAL CASUALTIES
* CHEMICAL DEFENSE EQUIPMENT
* HEALTHCARE AND THE CHEMICAL SURETY MISSION
From the preface to the Textbook: "The scientists who organized and are responsible for this textbook are recognized worldwide as the foremost experts in the medical aspects of chemical and biological warfare. Their overriding goal is this: to produce a force that understands the threats of chemical and biological weapons and how to respond to them, and, by understanding the threats, sustains fewer casualties."