The threat of terrorism has interwoven itself into the everyday lives of people all over the world. The great concern is the potential availability of weapons of mass destruction. High-Tech Terror: Recognition, Management, and Prevention of Biological, Chemical, and Nuclear Injuries Secondary to Acts of Terrorism was written in response to that fear. Few health care providers, rescue personnel, police, politicians, or victims have experience dealing with these agents. This lack of experience leaves great potential for chaos. This manual addresses that problem with quick, easy-to-understand descriptions of biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons and provides detailed instructions for appropriate response. Emphasis is given to the most likely biological agents, which cause anthrax, smallpox, plague, tularemia, botulism, and viral hemorrhagic fevers.
Robert Samuel Cromartie III, M.D., FACS has degrees in chemistry and medicine from the University of North Carolina. He served in the U. S. Army as a combat physician in Vietnam, taught on the faculty of Indiana University School of Medicine, and held the position of Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida until 2006.
This blog will address issues of biological, chemical, and nuclear terrorism.