Attorneys' Textbook of Medicine

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The Most Comprehensive and Authoritative Medical Reference for Attorneys

You'll find detailed, hard to find information on hundreds of injuries and diseases, complete with diagnosis, treatment, prognosis, and medical-legal annotations. Written specifically for the practicing attorney, this valuable tool will help you confidently prepare and present your case.

Easy to Understand for You and the Jury

No matter how involved the medical aspects of an injury or its treatment, you'll be able to understand them all--along with their practical legal implications. The Attorneys' Textbook of Medicine puts you in complete command during the examination and cross-examination of medical experts and enables you to communicate in lay terms that jurors can clearly understand. In addition, backed by hundreds of illustrations, diagrams, charts, tables and checklists, this classic research aid is essential for any attorney trying a personal injury, medical malpractice, or workers' compensation case. The Attorneys' Textbook of Medicine provides quick access to explanations of every compensable injury and a wide range of diseases and conditions. It includes the background information you need to confidently prepare complex cases, evaluate injuries and disabilities, present evidence to jurors in language they can understand, and effectively examine and cross-examine medical witnesses.

Extensive medico-legal material includes:

•  Concise descriptions of the nature of the injury/disorder/disease, diagnosis, prognosis for recovery, treatment options, and extent of disability
•  Over 400 full-color images depicting anatomy and mechanisms of injuries for use in court and in settlement brochures
•  Detailed summaries of AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (the international standard used to define impairment), explaining standards for testing
•  Attorney's checklists of questions used to examine experts and investigate the medical record
•  Legal annotations including case decisions and monetary awards/settlements
•  Diagrams and illustrations incorporated throughout the text
•  Extensive medical bibliographies

Original authors: Roscoe N. Gray, M.D.; Louise J. Gordy, M.D., LL.B.

Current authors: Various medical writers. Primary writers: David and Cecile Simerman; Barbara Robb

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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Trauma: Pathophysiologic Effects, Diagnosis and Emergency Treatment

Chapter 2 Injuries of the Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 2A Amputations and Replantations

Chapter 2B Epiphyseal Injuries

Chapter 3 Injuries of the Hand

Chapter 3A Fractures, Dislocations and Sprains of the Wrist

Chapter 3B Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Chapter 4 Elbow Fractures and Dislocations

Chapter 4A Fractures of the Forearm

Chapter 5 Fractures, Dislocations and Soft Tissue Injuries of the Shoulder Girdle

Chapter 5A Fractures of the Humerus

Chapter 6 Foot Fractures and Dislocations

Chapter 6A Ankle Fractures and Dislocations

Chapter 7 Knee Fractures and Dislocations

Chapter 7A Soft Tissue Injuries of the Knee

Chapter 7B Fractures of the Shafts of the Tibia and Fibula

Chapter 8 Fractures and Dislocations of the Hip

Chapter 8A Fractures and Dislocations of the Pelvis

Chapter 8B Fractures of the Shaft of the Femur

Chapter 9 Chest Injuries: General Considerations

Chapter 9A Injuries of the Ribs and Chest Wall

Chapter 9B Intrapleural Lesions

Chapter 9C Lung Injuries

Chapter 9D Injuries of the Trachea, Bronchi and Esophagus

Chapter 9E Injuries of the Heart and Aorta

Chapter 9F Diaphragmatic and Thoracoabdominal Injuries

Chapter 10 Facial Injuries

Chapter 10A Whiplash Injuries

Chapter 10B The Pharynx

Chapter 10C Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

Chapter 11 Anomalies of the Vertebral Column

Chapter 12 Chiropractic: An Overview

Chapter 12A Overview of Acupuncture

Chapter 12B Homeopathy: An Overview

Chapter 12C Overview of Herbal Medicine

Chapter 13 Fractures and Dislocations of the Cervical Spine

Chapter 13A Fractures and Dislocations of the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Chapter 13B Fractures and Dislocations of the Sacrum and Coccyx

Chapter 14 Spinal Cord Injuries

Chapter 15 The Intervertebral Disc

Chapter 15A Sprains and Strains of the Low Back

Chapter 16 Fat Embolism

Chapter 17 Developmental Anomalies

Chapter 18 Structure and Physiology of Bone

Chapter 18A Metabolic Diseases of Bone

Chapter 18B Paget's Disease of Bone

Chapter 18C Avascular Necrosis and Osteochondrosis

Chapter 18D Osteomyelitis and Other Bone Infections

Chapter 18E Congenital Bone Dysplasias

Chapter 18F Fibrocystic Disease of Bone

Chapter 18G Bone Tumors

Chapter 19A Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chapter 19B Osteoarthritis

Chapter 20 Burns

Chapter 21 Vascular Injuries

Chapter 21A Venous Disorders: Venous Thrombosis, Thrombophlebitis, Pulmonary Embolism and Varicose Veins

Chapter 22 Aneurysms

Chapter 23 Autoimmune Diseases

Chapter 24 Electrical Injuries

Chapter 25 Fibromyalgia

Chapters 26-28 [Reserved]

Chapter 29 Death

Chapter 29A Brain Death

Chapter 30 Heart Disease

Chapter 30A Heart Transplantation

Chapter 31 Hypertension

Chapter 32 Congestive Heart Failure

Chapter 33 Infectious Diseases: An Overview

Chapter 34 Infectious Diseases: Antimicrobial Therapy

Chapter 35 Systemic Infection

Chapter 36 Toxic Shock Syndrome

Chapters 37-39 [Reserved]

Chapter 40 Central Nervous System Infections

Chapter 41 [Reserved]

Chapter 42 Cardiovascular Infections

Chapter 43 Infections of the Eye

Chapters 44-45 [Reserved]

Chapter 46 The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

Chapter 47 Overview of Immunization

Chapter 48 Overview of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Disease

Chapter 49 Hospital Infections

Chapter 49A Infections that Complicate Surgery

Chapter 49B Foodborne Illnesses

Chapter 49C Pressure Sores

Chapter 50 Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye

Chapter 51 Blunt and Penetrating Trauma to the Eye

Chapter 52 Burns and Radiation Injuries of the Eye

Chapter 53 Glaucoma

Chapter 54 Injuries and Diseases of the Eyelids

Chapter 55 Disorders of Vision: Testing and Correction

Chapter 55A Lasik Eye Surgery

Chapter 56 Cataract

Chapter 56A Ocular Prostheses

Chapter 57 Retinal Diseases

Chapter 58 Anesthesia and Analgesia

Chapter 59 Blood Transfusions and Reactions

Chapter 59A Alcoholism

Chapter 60 Anemia

Chapter 61 Buerger's Disease

Chapter 62 Hemophilia

Chapter 63 Decompression Sickness

Chapter 64 Abuse of Drugs

Chapter 64A Electroconvulsive Therapy

Chapter 65 Allergies

Chapter 65A Dermatitis

Chapter 65B Anaphylaxis

Chapter 65C Hypersensitivity To Physical Agents

Chapter 65D Scars, Scarring Diseases and Their Treatment

Chapter 65E Overview of Cosmetic Surgery

Chapter 65F Psychological Aspects of Disfigurement

Chapter 65G Sarcoidosis

Chapter 65H Tuberculosis of the Skin

Chapter 65I Foreign Body Granulomas

Chapter 65J Cancers and Precancers of the Skin

Chapter 66 Hodgkin's Disease

Chapter 66A Lymphomas

Chapter 67 Hydrocele

Chapter 68 Pterygium

Chapter 69 Radiation Injuries

Chapter 70 Diagnostic Imaging

Chapter 71 Common Diagnostic Laboratory Tests

Chapter 72 Trauma and Cancer

Chapter 73 Alternative Treatments of Cancer

Chapter 74 Diabetes Mellitus

Chapter 75 Diabetes Insipidus

Chapter 76 Hypoglycemia

Chapter 77 Thyroid Diseases

Chapter 78 Obesity and Weight Reduction Techniques

Chapter 79 Emergency Life Support Procedures

Chapter 80 Scalp Injuries

Chapter 81 Skull Fractures

Chapter 82 Functional Anatomy and Pathophysiology of the Brain

Chapter 83 Head Injuries: Acute Stage

Chapter 84 Cranial Nerves and Organs of Special Sense

Chapter 84A Impaired Hearing

Chapter 85 The Neurological Examination

Chapter 86 Ear Diseases and Injuries

Chapter 87 Multiple Sclerosis

Chapter 88 Cerebral Concussion

Chapter 88A Cerebral Contusion

Chapter 89 Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage and Hematoma

Chapter 89A Non-Traumatic Cerebrovascular Disease

Chapter 90 Traumatic Ventricular and Meningeal Injuries

Chapter 91 Post-Traumatic Syndrome

Chapter 92 Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Epilepsy

Chapter 93 Sequelae of Head Injuries

Chapter 94 Parkinson's Disease

Chapter 95 Alzheimer's Disease

Chapter 96 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chapters 97-99 [Reserved]

Chapter 100 Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Chapter 101 Personality and Behavioral Changes Following Trauma

Chapter 101A Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Chapter 102 Trauma-Specific Psychological Sequelae and Adaptation to Physical Disability

Chapter 103 Organic Therapies in Psychiatry

Chapter 104 Psychotherapies

Chapter 105 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Chapter 106 Drug Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

Chapter 107 Dyslexia

Chapter 108 Sleep Disorders

Chapter 109 Domestic Violence: Spouse/Partner Abuse and Elder Abuse

Chapter 110 Polypharmacy: An Overview

Chapters 111-127 [Reserved]

Chapter 128 Shaken Baby Syndrome

Chapter 129 The Battered Child Syndrome

Chapter 130 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Chapter 131 Introduction to Toxicology

Chapter 132 Metabolism of Toxic Substances

Chapter 133 Analytical Toxicology

Chapter 133A Thin Layer and Paper Chromatography

Chapter 133B Gas Chromatography

Chapter 133C High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Chapter 133D Absorption Spectrophotometry

Chapter 133E Spectrofluorometry

Chapter 133F Infrared Spectrophotometry

Chapter 133G Mass Spectrometry

Chapter 133H Immunoassay

Chapter 133I Metal Analysis

Chapter 133J Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Chapter 134 Toxicology by Systems

Chapter 134A Toxicology of Specific Substances

Chapter 135 Drinking, Driving and Chemical Testing

Chapter 136 Medical Consequences of Household and Workplace Toxins

Chapters 137-175 [Reserved]

Chapter 176 Pain and Painful Syndromes

Chapter 177 Treatment Of Pain

Chapter 178 Psychiatric Aspects of Pain

Chapter 179 Medical Records

Chapter 180 Analysis of Physical Examination Reports

Chapter 181 Evaluation of Permanent Impairment

Chapter 182 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Chapters 183-199 [Reserved]

Chapter 200 Asthma

Chapter 201 Hemoptysis

Chapter 202 Bronchiectasis and Bronchiolectasis

Chapter 203 The Pneumonias

Chapter 204 Bronchitis and Emphysema

Chapter 204A Pulmonary Function Tests and Blood Gas Analysis

Chapter 204B Glossary of Pulmonary Function Terms

Chapter 204C Chest Radiography in the Pneumoconioses

Chapter 205 Pneumoconiosis

Chapter 205A Silicosis

Chapter 205B Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis

Chapter 205C Asbestosis and Asbestos-related Lung Disease

Chapter 205D Berylliosis

Chapter 205E Byssinosis

Chapter 206 Anoxia and Hypoxia

Chapter 207 Diseases and Injuries of the Trachea

Chapter 208 Hemothorax

Chapter 209 Lung Cancer and Smoking

Chapter 210 Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Chapters 211-219 [Reserved]

Chapter 220 Injuries to Abdominal Viscera

Chapter 220A Peritonitis

Chapter 220B Subphrenic Abscess

Chapter 221 Injuries of the Spleen

Chapter 222 Hernia

Chapter 223 Stomach Diseases and Injuries

Chapter 224 Peptic Ulcer

Chapter 225 Injuries and Diseases of the Esophagus

Chapter 226 Gallbladder and Bile Ducts

Chapter 227 Diseases of the Liver

Chapter 227A Liver Tumors

Chapter 227B Injuries of the Liver

Chapter 227C Liver Transplantation

Chapter 228 Diseases of the Pancreas

Chapter 228A Injuries of the Pancreas

Chapter 229 Injuries and Diseases of the Rectum and Anus

Chapter 230 [Reserved]

Chapter 231 The Large and Small Intestines

Chapter 232 The Appendix

Chapter 233 Minimally Invasive Surgery: An Overview

Chapters 234-279 [Reserved]

Chapter 280 Diseases of the Kidney

Chapter 281 Renal Failure

Chapter 282 Kidney Injuries

Chapter 283 Diseases and Injuries of the Ureters

Chapter 284 [Reserved]

Chapter 285 Diseases of the Bladder

Chapter 285A Bladder Tumors

Chapter 285B Bladder Injuries

Chapters 286-287 [Reserved]

Chapter 288 Disorders of the Fallopian Tubes

Chapter 289 Treatment of Infertility

Chapter 290 Uterus and Cervix

Chapter 291 Disorders Of The Vulva, Vagina, Urethra And Hymen

Chapter 292 Injuries of the Perineum

Chapter 293 Menopause and Climacteric

Chapter 294 Female Sexual Dysfunction and Dyspareunia

Chapter 295 Menstrual Disorders and Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Chapter 296 Ovarian Diseases and Disorders

Chapters 297-300 [Reserved]

Chapter 301 Disorders Of The Male Reproductive System

Chapter 302 Benign And Malignant Tumors Of The Prostate

Chapter 303 Aerotitis Media and Aviation Medicine

Chapter 303A Medical Aspects of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Chapter 304 RH Factor

Chapter 305 Pregnancy

Chapter 305A Preterm Birth, Postterm Pregnancy and Fetal Growth Retardation

Chapter 305B Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Chapter 306 Labor and Delivery

Chapter 307 Forceps Deliveries

Chapter 308 Cesarean Section

Chapter 309 Obstetric Analgesia and Anesthesia

Chapter 310 The Post-Partum Period

Chapter 311 Abortion

Chapter 311A Contraception

Chapter 312 Breast Cancer

Chapter 313 Breast Reconstruction and Augmentation

Chapter 314 Mammography