Diving Medicine, 4th Edition

Diving Medicine

4th Edition

By Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD, Chief, Section of Cardiology, Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, PA; and Jefferson C. Davis, MD, Hyperbaric Medicine P.A., San Antonio, TX


1. A Short History of Diving Medicine
2. Diving Physics
3. Diving Equipment
4. Kinetics of Inert Gas
5. Breath Hold Diving
6. Mixed Gas Diving
7. Mechanisms and Risks of Decompression
8. Pathophysiology of Decompression Sickness
9. Barotrauma
10. Treatment of Decompression Sickness and Arterial Gas Embolism
11. Inert Gas Narcosis and HPNS
12. Toxicity of Oxygen, Carbon Monoxide and Carbon Dioxide
13. Hypothermia
14. Near Drowning
15. Marine Animal Injuries
16. Marine Poisoning and Intoxication
17. Human Performance Underwater
18. Medical Problems in Diving Operations
19. Women in Diving
20. Diving in the Elderly and the Young
21. Aseptic Necrosis of Bone
22. Ear and Sinus Problems in Diving
23. Neurologic Consequences of Diving
24. Pulmonary Disorders and Diving
25. Cardiovascular Disorders and Diving
26. Diabetes and Diving
27. Medical Evaluation for Sport Diving
28. Medical Evaluation for Commercial Diving
29. Medical Evaluation for Military Diving
Appendix 1. Pressure Conversion Table
Appendix 2. Medical Examination Forms
Appendix 3. Diving Medicine Physician's Kit for Remote Locations
Appendix 4. U.S. Navy Treatment Tables