Bennett and Elliotts' Physiology and Medicine of Diving

Bennett and Elliotts' Physiology and Medicine of Diving

5th Edition - December 16, 2002

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  • Authors: Alf Brubakk, Tom Neuman
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702025716

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For the last 30 years, this book has been considered the "bible" of diving medicine. It is extremely well known to doctors and researchers working in this field and its editors and contributors are internationally recognized as experts on the subject. This new edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments in the field.

Key Features

  • Provides the most comprehensive coverage of the physiology in relation to diving available anywhere.
  • Complete coverage of all aspects of clinical diagnosis and management of disorders arising from diving.
  • Relates equipment design and the most recent research into practical clinical application.
  • Editors and contributors represent a wide range of expertise, and are the leading authorities from around the world.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    01 An outline history of diving physiology and medicine

    02 Diving Methods

    02.1 Compressed Air Work
    02.2 Commercial Diving
    02.3 Recreational Diving
    02.4 Scientific Diving
    02.5 Empirical Diving Techniques

    03 Ventilation, Gas Exchange and Exercise Under Pressure

    04 Thermal considerations in diving

    05 Breath-hold Diving

    06 Drowning and Near Drowning

    07 Comparative Diving Physiology

    08 Otorhinolaryngological aspects of diving

    09 Pressure Effects

    09.1 Biological Effects of Pressure
    09.2 Inert Gas Narcosis
    09.3 High Pressure Nervous Syndrome
    09.4 Oxygen Under Pressure

    10 Decompression

    10.1 Decompression Theory
    10.2 Decompression Practice
    10.3 Bubble Detection
    10.4 Decompression Sickness
    10.5 Arterial Gas Embolism and Pulmonary Barotraumas
    10.6 Manifestations of Decompression Disorders
    10.7 Treatment of the Decompression Disorders

    11 Long term effects of diving

    11.1 Long-Term Effects on the Lung
    11.2 Long-Term Effects on Bones
    11.3 Long-Term Effects on the Central Nervous System

    12 Fitness to Dive

    13 Investigation of Diving Accidents

    14 Pathology of Diving Accidents

    15 Diving Equipment

    16 Appendix: Physical Laws and Biological Constants

Product details

  • No. of pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Saunders Ltd. 2002
  • Published: December 16, 2002
  • Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780702025716

About the Authors

Alf Brubakk

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Environmental Physiology, Medical Faculty, Department of Physiology & BioMedical Engineering, Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Tom Neuman

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA; Director of Hyperbaric Medical Center, CA

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