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Respiratory Disorders for Lawyers

Norman JohnsonConsultant Physician, Respiratory and General Medicine, Whittington Hospital, London

ISBN13: 9781859414279
ISBN: 1859414273
Published: December 1998
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This book covers the spectrum of common respiratory diseases such as asthma,chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, lung cancer and tuberculosis, written with the lawyer in mind. Each chapter covers a specific disease and outlines the nature of the disease and its causes, but concentrates particularly upon the aspects of clinical care which are of most interest to the lawyer standards of care, clinical protocols and guidelines are described where applicable.

The author has extensive experience in writing medico-legal reports for plantiff and defendant in medical negligence claims and industrial accidents.

Basic anatomy physiology; common symptoms and their management; common diseases - asthma, lung cancer, lung fibrosis; sarcoidosis; pleural disease; kyphoscoliosis; assessment of acutely ill patient; infections; deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism; adult respiratory distress syndrome.