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Handbook of Electrical Hazards and Accidents

Geddes, L. A./ Roeder, Rebecca A., Ph.D.

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ISBN 10: 0913875449 / ISBN 13: 9780913875445
Editorial: Lawyers & Judges Pub Co, 2006
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1st edition. 726 pages. 9.00x6.25x2.00 inches. In Stock. N° de ref. de la librería 0913875449

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Título: Handbook of Electrical Hazards and Accidents

Editorial: Lawyers & Judges Pub Co

Año de publicación: 2006

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Brand New

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This book is for those who need to know about electrical injuries and thier causes and implications. It uses non-technical terms to explain the nature of the various kinds of electricity, and is invaluable to attorneys, physicians, nurses, engineers, and expert witnesses who deal with electrical accidents that result in injury or death.This book gives you a background in terminology and principles of electricity and how they relate to electrical injuries. This book enables you to understand the impact of electricity flowing through the body. You will read about fatal and non-fatal accidents that occur in the home, in industry, in medicine, and in the outdoors. Detailed information explains electrical patterns in nature and the implications of different levels of voltage. This comprehensive book even informs you of the legal, as well as technical, aspects of the electrical field, preparing you to create successful electrical injury cases. It is a must have reference for eveyone who works with electrical injurys and electrical injury cases.Topics Include: Voltages Power-line accidents Ground-fault-circuit interrupters (GFCI) Stray voltage Microshock, macroshock, and electrocution Ventricular Fibrillation Low-voltage accidents and injuries High-voltage accidents and injuries Accidents at home Accidents in industry Accidents out of doors Recreational accidents Environmental considerations Warnings and communication Lightning Thermal injury Electrical shocking devices Conducting properties of the human body High-frequency current Direct and alternating current accidents and injuries Electric-arc and electron-beam welding The role of the technical expert in electrical accident cases Abbreviations, terms, and symbols Common questions and answers

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Leslie A. Geddes was born in Scotland and educated in Canada, where he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and a D.Sc. from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. He received his Ph.D. in Physiology from Baylor University College of Medicine, Houston, TX.While at Baylor, he was Assistant, Associate, and then full Professor of Physiology and Director of the Division of Biomedical Engineering. In 1985 he was the Rosenstadt Professor of Health Science at the University of Toronto. He presently serves as a consulting editor to numerous scientific journals and was a consultant to NIH, FDA, NASA, and NSF. Dr. Geddes is a member of the American Physiology Society, and a fellow of the AAAS, the American College of Cardiology, the Australian College of Physical Scientists in Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine. He received the AEMB award for leadership in biomedical engineering in 1985 and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in the same year. In 1986 he received the IEEE/EMBS Career Achievement Award. In 1994 he received the Edison Gold Medal from the IEEE, and in 1995 he was elected to Phi Zeta. He is a registered professional engineer and a member of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers. Rebecca A. Roeder received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. in Basic Medical Science in Physiology and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University. In 1997, she was awarded the Fearnot Prize for best seminar. In 1999, she was a finalist in the AAMI Young Investigator Competition. She recently completed a Postdoctoral position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Leslie Geddes. Her interests include cardiovascular devices and their applications, and accident investigation.

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