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ISBN-10: 0195158342 Publication Year: 2002
ISBN-13:

9780195158342

Language: English
Format: Book, Trade Cloth Subject: Law & Government
ISBN:

9780195158342

Terrorism and Public Health – Strengthening Systems & Protecting People VG

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Synopsis
In a wide-ranging, timely discussion of urgent issues, this volume examines the health consequences of the recent terrorist attacks in the United States and systematically reviews information on explosives, incendiaries, and small arms, as well as biologic, chemical, nuclear, radiologic andother radioactive weapons that may be used by terrorists. In a constructive approach, the authors discuss what needs to be done to improve the public health and medical care systems in preparation for possible future terrorist attacks and threats and for addressing widespread public health problemsmore effectively. They also explore the origins of terrorism and discuss the civil rights and human rights issues related to government responses to terrorism. Well-written, well-organized, and up-to-date, the book should be essential reading for many health professionals, students, and othersconcerned with terrorism and its health consequences. This volume examines the health consequences of the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001 and systematically reviews information on explosives, incendiaries and small arms, as well as biologic, chemical, nuclear, radiologic and other radioactive weapons that may be used by terrorists. In a constructive approach, the authors discuss what needs to be done to improve the public health and medical care systems in preparation for possible future terrorist attacks and threats. They also explore the origins of terrorism and discuss the civil rights and human rights issues related to government responses to terrorism.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0195158342
ISBN-13 9780195158342

Key Details
Number Of Pages 408 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2002-11-14
Language English
Publisher Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication Year 2002

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2003
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 28.2 Oz
Height 1.2 In.
Width 9.4 In.
Length 6.2 In.

Target Audience
Group Scholarly & Professional

Classification Method
LCCN 2002-072672
LC Classification Number RA645.5.T477 2003
Dewey Decimal 362.18
Dewey Edition 21

Contributors
Edited by Barry S. Levy, Victor W. Sidel

Reviews
“…a timely contribution from a distinguished group of public health professionals. The events also showed how the prompt actions of courageous and well-trained individuals helped reduce the burden of suffering. This book is a valuable resource for all those now mobilizing to prevent orcontain the threat to the public’s health of future acts of terrorism, whether from biologic, chemical, nuclear, or conventional weapons.”–Robert S. Lawrence, MD, Edyth H. Schoenrich Professor of Preventive Medicine, and Director, John Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness, Bloomberg Schoolof Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD “…an historic reassessment of our chronically underfunded public health system, and what must be done now to meet the new challenge of terrorism in our midst. Drawing on the best thinking in public health, medicine, law and civil liberties, weapons development, and other fields, Levy andSidel argue forcefully that the goals of community-based prevention and terrorism preparedness are complementary, not competing. It will be an enormously useful guide to policymakers, a resource for public health practitioners, and a message of hope to Americans with basic questions about what wemust do now to prepare to combat these new and emerging threats.–Senator Paul Wellstone “…an invaluable book for the same reason that it is profoundly sad that such a resource is needed at all–the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The first hand stories provide lessons learned not available from any other source. Attention to these lessons, the information onterrorist weapons and pursuing opportunities to strengthen the public health infrastructure will help us to prepare for potential future assaults. Perhaps most important, understanding the roots of terrorism may bring action that lead to greater world peace.”–Faye L. Wong, MPH, RD, Director,”Youth Media Campaign” “A remarkably timely and comprehensive look at the challenges that terrorism presents for public health. It thoroghly examines the issues around strengthening the public health system’s response to terrorism while avoiding inappropriate actions that further shift vital resources and effortsfrom other critical public health needs. This book provides schools of public health and other academic health institutions with a basic guide for developing terrorism preparedness and response training in their curricula.”–Patricia W. Wahl, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics and Dean, School ofPublic Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. “The arrival of the 21st century has brought a greater threat ofinternational terrorism and a greater appreciation of the role of public healthin protecting the community. Terrorism and Public Health: A Balanced Approachto Strengthening Systems and Protecting People provides a comprehensive reviewof the interdisciplinary collaboration that is needed to guard against terrorismwhile strengthening our public health system.”–Diana Bonta, DHS-Director’sOffice “The essays by the editors…are superb, both is setting the context and raising concerns.”–Report (Newsletter of the UK Public Health Association), Winter 2002/3 “The public anxiety around the possibility of terrorist threats presents achallenge to all those working in public health, and it is to the great creditof [this book] that it helps us respond to this challenge in a sensible andbalanced way.” -Medicine, Conflict and Survival, Vol. 19, 2003 “The timing of Terrorism and Public Health could not have been better. This book serves as a defining statement of where terrorism must now ‘fit’ into public health agendas at all levels of government. The book also illuminates the need for effective collaboration among health, medical andsocial scientists. It is encyclopedic in its coverage and includes a robust list of references…a spledid book”–Balius Walker, Jr., Ph.D., MPH, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine and a past president of the American Public Health Association. “the timely publication of this book is a service to all of us in public health, and it will be a useful resource for health professionals, emergency response organizations, and policy makers, as well as for teaching.”–International Journal of Epidemiology . . . an important and urgently essential addition to the literature on this all too topical issue . . . Richly informative and practically inspiring, this book merits the widest possible readership and application. This book deals with the perils and pitfalls of rushing into antiterrorist actions, whether from the public health or “homeland security” point of view… In sum this book addresses terrorism as a many-sided phenomenon. There are no easy answers either technically or politically, although the public health community has the responsibility to address them all in preventive aspect, politically, morally and from the point of view of social justice. For combining all of these perspectives, the editors, and the American Public Health Association, the book’s sponsor, should be congratulated.

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