Diving and subaquatic medicine by Carl Edmonds, Christopher Lowry and John Pennefather. 3rd edition. Published by Butterworth 1992. Hardback with laminated board covers. Corners are bumped and page edges are marked. In good condition
This book is written for doctors and paramedics who are called upon to minister to the medical needs of those divers who venture on or under the sea. The book addresses the diving clinician, the physician responsible for scuba divers, the diving paramedic and the exceptional diving instructor who needs a factual reference text. It does not encompass the needs of specialized deep or saturation diving units, operational or research groups, hyperbaric oxygen or submarine physicians, but there are review chapters on these subjects Each medical disorder is dealt with from an historical, aetiological, clinical, pathological, preventative and therapeutic perspective. Summaries, case histories and revision aids are interspersed throughout. For the doctor who is not familiar with the world of diving, introductory chapters on physics, physiology, equipment and the diving environments have been included.