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Bove and Davis' Diving Medicine, fourth edition. Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD editor. W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2004


A textbook on clinical and physiologic aspects of diving medicine. The newest edition of this textbook will be available in the Fall of 2003. The book covers all aspects of diving physiology, diagnosis and treatment of diving related disorders, dangerous and venomous marine animals, marine toxicology, assessment of fitness for diving, diving with disorders such as pulmonary, cardiac, and neurologic disease, diabetes, operational and military diving, mixed gas diving, and diving history. Price to be announced . You can order the book using check or credit card from: W.B. Saunders Co. 625 Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pa 19106

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Medical Examination of Sport Scuba Divers. Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD Editor. Medical Seminars, Inc. San Antonio, Tx, 1998


This 74 page booklet provides guidelines for medical evaluation of divers and diving candidates. Edited by Dr. Fred Bove, editor of the textbook Diving Medicine and editor of the diving medicine column of Skin Diver magazine, this work contains the wisdom of over 100 physician-divers whose specialties cover all aspects of medicine. The booklet is useful to physicians who need a brief discussion on contraindications to diving, for the diving instructor who needs a quick reference when screening applicants for diving training, and for divers who want to understand medical signs and symptoms that could compromise safe diving. To order the booklet, sent $19.95* to: Medical Seminars, One Elm Place, Suite 204, 11107 Wurzbach road, San Antonio, Texas 78230.

* price includes postage and handling, outside US and Canada price is $21.95







Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD, Editor

W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, Pa.





1  A Short History of Diving Medicine EP Kindwall, MD
2  Diving Physics LH Taylor, PhD
3 Diving Equipment GH Egstrom,PhD
4 Kinetics of Inert Gas RD Vann, PhD
5 Breath Hold Diving M Ferrigno, MD
6 Mixed Gas Diving RW Hamilton ,PhD
7 Mechanisms and Risks of Decompression RD Vann, PhD
8 Pathophysiology of Decompression Sickness A.J Dutka,MD, TJR Francis,MSC,MB
9 Barotrauma T Neuman,MD
10 Treatment of Decompression Illness RE Moon,MD
11 Inert Gas Narcosis and HPNS PB Bennett,PhD
12 Toxicity of O2, CO, and CO2 SR Thom,PhD, JM Clark,MD,PhD
13 Hypothermia M Tipton,, I Mekjavic, F Golden
14 Near Drowning T Neuman,MD
15 Marine Animal Injuries C Edmonds,MD
16  Marine Poisoning and Intoxication PR Lynch, PhD, AA Bove, MD, PhD
17 Human Performance Underwater G Egstrom,PhD, AJ Bachrach,PhD
18 Medical Problems in Diving Operations ET Flynn, M D
19 Women in Diving MB. Taylor,MD
20 Diving in the Elderly and the Young AA Bove,MD,PhD
21 Aseptic Necrosis of Bone D.M. Walder,MD, DH Elliott, MD
22 Ear and sinus Problems in Diving SE Hunter, MD, JC Farmer,Jr.,MD
23 Neurologic Consequences of Diving EW Massey, MD, HD Greer Ill,MD
24 Pulmonary Disorders and Diving T Neuman,MD
25 Cardiovascular Disorders and Diving A. A. Bove,MD,PhD
26 Diabetes and Diving DH Scott, MD, AD Marks, MD
27 Medical Evaluation for Sport Diving  AA Bove, MD, PhD
28 Medical Evaluation of the Working Diver DH Elliott, MD
29 U.S. Navy Diving D Smith, MD, F Butler, MD

A1 Units of Pressure
A2 Medical Examination Forms  
A3 Diving Medical Kit  
A4 Insulin regulation during sport diving  







Underwater Medicine Associates, inc. is an educational organization which provides Continuing Medical Education programs for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who wish to obtain an in-depth education in diving medicine.

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Alfred A. Bove, MD, PhD
Temple University Medical School
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