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•  Medico-legal points of view on every significant aspect of injury
•  Full coverage of heart disease, lung cancer and occupational diseases of the lungs (asbestosis, silicosis, etc.), diagnostic tests and procedures, disability standards and evaluation
•  Illustrations, diagrams, charts, case annotations, bibliography, glossary and index

First published in 1975.

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VOLUME 11



PART 1: CHEST, HEART AND LUNGS--IN THE COURTROOM

Chapter 1 Techniques of Examination of Witnesses



PART 2: BASIC MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Chapter 1A Medical Records

Chapter 1B History and Physical Examination

Chapter 2 Anatomy of the Thoracic Structures

Chapter 2A Diagnosis and Treatment of Chest Injuries

Chapter 2B Chest X-Rays

Chapter 2C Emergency Life Support Procedures

Chapter 2D Diagnostic Imaging

Chapter 3 The Esophagus

Chapter 4 Injuries of the Trachea and Bronchi

Chapter 5 Pleural Disease

Chapter 6 Lung Injuries

Chapter 6A Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Chapter 7 Pulmonary Embolism and Pulmonary Fat Embolism

Chapter 8 Injuries of the Ribs and Chest Wall

Chapter 8A Breast Cancer

Chapter 8B Mammography

Chapter 9 Injuries of the Heart and Aorta

Chapter 9A Heart Injuries in Children

Chapter 10 The Thoracic Great Vessels

Chapter 11 Diaphragmatic and Thoracoabdominal Injuries

Chapter 11A Pulmonary Function Testing

Chapter 11B Asthma

Chapter 11C Bronchitis

Chapter 11D Pulmonary Emphysema

Chapter 11E Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chapter 11F Bronchiectasis and Bronchiolectasis

Chapter 11G Anoxia and Hypoxia

Chapter 11H Sleep Disorders

Chapter 12 Pneumonias

Chapter 12A The Pneumoconioses

Chapter 12B Asbestosis and Asbestos-related Lung Disease

Chapter 12C Silicosis



VOLUME 11A



Chapter 12D Berylliosis

Chapter 12E Byssinosis

Chapter 12F Coal Workers' Pneumoconiosis

Chapter 12G Chest Radiography in the Pneumoconioses

Chapter 13 Heart Disease and Malfunction in the Workplace

Chapter 13A Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Chapter 13B Cardiac Catheterization

Chapter 13C Evaluation of Chest Pain

Chapter 13D Echocardiography

Chapter 13E Cardiac Surgery

Chapter 13F Heart Transplantation

Chapter 13G Congestive Heart Failure

Chapter 13H Sudden Cardiac Death

Chapter 14 Cancers of the Lung and Trachea

Chapter 14A Mesothelioma

Chapter 14B Cancer of the Larynx and Vocal Cords

Chapter 15 Cancer of the Esophagus

Chapter 16 Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia (PCP)

Chapter 17 Hospital-Acquired Respiratory Infections

Chapter 17A Cardiovascular Infections

Chapter 17B Subphrenic Abscess

Chapter 18 Breast Augmentation, Reduction, and Reconstruction

Chapter 19 Tuberculosis and Fungal Pulmonary Infections

Chapter 20 Blood Transfusions and Reactions

Chapter 21 Sarcoidosis

Chapter 22 Hemoptysis

Chapter 23 Indoor Air Pollution

Chapter 23A Medical Consequences of Household and Workplace Toxins

Chapter 24 Overview of Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Disease



PART 3: AUTHORITATIVE STATEMENTS FROM MEDICAL LITERATURE

Chapter 50 Aphorisms--Chest Lesions



PART 4: MEDICO-LEGAL ANNOTATIONS

Damages Award Chart

Chapter 100 Amounts of Awards

Chapter 111 Cases Involving Specific Injuries

Appendix: Glossary of Medical Terms Used in This Work

Index