Considered an essential resource by many in the field, Diving and Subaquatic Medicine remains the leading text on diving medicine, written to fulfil the requirements of any general physician wishing to advise their patients appropriately when a diving trip is planned, for those accompanying diving expeditions or when a doctor is required to assess and treat anyone who has been involved in a diving accident.
For this fifth edition the original author, Carl Edmonds, is joined by a new team of collaborators and the content has been entirely refreshed and updated throughout. Clinical cases, a feature popular with readers, are expanded, as is the illustrative content. Established and emerging diseases of diving medicine are all covered in full, as is the latest in types of diving, including free and indigenous diving, and associated equipment. Each medical disorder is discussed from a historical, etiological, clinical, pathological, preventative and therapeutic perspective in the informative and accessible style that has made previous editions so popular.
Vital reading for physicians, paramedics, naval personnel, and diving organizations, those who know the book already will waste no time in acquiring this update, while those new to the text will quickly find it a must for the personal bookshelf.
- Clinically-based – specifically designed to assist in diagnosis, investigations, immediate first aid and follow-up treatment
- Highly structured – with highlighted key points, boxed case reports and discussions, and plentiful illustration for rapid reference
- Instructive – ideal for training of, and use by, diving physicians, general physicians and experienced divers
- Authoritative – from some of the world’s most experienced diving physicians working in acknowledged centres of excellence
- Includes introductory chapters on physics, physiology and equipment provide valuable background for the non-specialist or novice
Table of Contents
Dysbaric Diseases Barotraumas
Abnormal Gas Pressures
Aquatic Disorders – The Drowning Syndromes
Specific Diving Diseases the Ear and Diving
The Diving Accident
Medical Standards for Diving
Specialised Diving and Its Problems
Carl Edmonds, formerly OIC of the Royal Australian Navy Diving Medical Unit, Foundation President of the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society and Director of the Australian Diving Medical Centre, Sydney, Australia
Michael Bennett, academic head, Wales Anaesthesia and Senior Staff Specialist, Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Prince of Wales Hospital and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
John Lippmann, founder and chairman, Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific, Ashburton, Australia
Simon J. Mitchell, consultant anaesthesiologist and diving physician, and head, Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand