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. Be sure to check sales of the previous edition on this title. It is well known in the field of diving.
"Physically the book is a treat. Handsome and well presented, the layout is straight-forward and elegant, with high-quality line drawings and tables. The figures are particularly well rendered, with clarity aided by the avoidance of color...In summary, Bennett & Elliott's Physiology and Medicine of Diving remains a benchmark of texts in the field I thoroughly recommend it as an essential reference for any diving medicine facility and suggest that many individual diving physicians and scientists will wish to secure a personal copy."
-Respiratory Care-April 2004, Vol.49 No.4
- 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.
New to this Edition
- Latest information on: altitude decompression; central nervous system pathology; dive computers and algorithms; decompression theories and their effect on procedures; drowning; state-of-the-art treatment protocols for decompression, drowning, and hypothermia.
- Very high-profile new editors — Professor Neuman is the current editor of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and former President of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.
Table of Contents
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
10.1 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
By Alf Brubakk, Professor of Environmental Physiology, Medical Faculty, Department of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering, Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology, Trondheim, The Netherlands; and Tom Neuman, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Adjunct Professor of Surgery, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA; Director, Hyperbaric Medical Center, CA