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When Every Moment Counts: What You Need to Know About Bioterrorism from the Senate's Only Doctor [Paperback]

By Bill Frist (Author)
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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.46" Width: 5.14" Height: 0.62"
Weight:   0.63 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2002
Publisher   Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
ISBN  0742522458  
EAN  9780742522459  
UPC  822459014953  

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When deadly, anthrax-laced letters were sent to government and media offices in the fall of 2001, bioterrorism against American citizen became a grim reality. In this indispensable guide, U.S. Senator Bill Frist--the only physician in the Senate and cosponsor of the two major pieces of legislation dealing with this frightening new threat--offers straightforward, practical advice on how to keep your loved ones safe. Written in an easy-to-read, question-and-answer format, this authoritative reference provides the most up-to-date and reliable information on biological agents like anthrax and smallpox, the dangers posed by chemical weapons, and the vulnerabilities of our food and water supplies.

Publishers Description
Also available in the Spanish version. Bioterrorism has quickly become one of the most pressing and disturbing issues of our time. Our nation's leaders warn that the threat of germ weapons by terrorists is real, and, more importantly, that the United States remains highly vulnerable. Such statements have led to a national sense of fear and unease. Every American wants answers what can we do to protect our families and loved ones? Enter Senator Bill Frist, M.D. At this crucial time, Senator Frist wants to provide all Americans with an accessible and comprehensive guide to dealing with the realistic threat of bioterrorism. Written in an easy-to-use question and answer format, complete with photographs of the varying symptoms and a full index, When Every Moment Counts is an essential manual for every American. For more information visit Senator Frist's Web site for this book,"

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! First elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994, Senator William Frist, M.D. (R-TN) is the first practicing physician to become a senator since 1928. In addition to performing over 150 heart and lung transplant procedures, Dr. Frist has written more than 100 articles, chapters, and abstracts on medical research as well as several books. Frist is ranking member of the Subcommittee on Public Health and Safety, serves in the Senate leadership, and was named one of two Congressional representatives to the United Nations General Assembly. Senator Frist and his wife, Karyn, have three sons.

Bill Frist currently resides in the state of Tennessee.

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Preparing for the Worst  Feb 23, 2004
The Republican Senate Majority leader Bill Frist offers American voters advice for a coming bioterror attack on the United States.

The premise: What should YOU do if America is attacked by Terrorists?

But the answer it seems is not exactly what we would expect. Rather than locking ourselves away in our suburban communities, duct-taping our windows and doors, Frist suggests rather that we switch from a diversified portfolio to one which will profit most from the coming crisis. His no nonsense approach to crisis investing includes chapters on shortselling, margin calls, and inside advice on pharmaceutical stocks.

Great Guide For your Family  Feb 1, 2004
This Book is an excellent guide to understanding the threats posed by Bio terrorism and the pre-cautions we can take to reduce the risks to our families. Feel free to email me with any questions at
A down-to-earth analysis  Jan 7, 2003
In 2001, the United States came under its first-ever serious biological attack, when envelopes containing anthrax began to be received by government officials and media people. In the United States Senate, Bill Frist, the only M.D. serving in the Senate and a long-time proponent of readiness against bioterrorism, leaped into action, making himself and his website a clearinghouse of information about the situation. In 2002, Senator Frist compiled his information on bioterrorism in this succinct and easy to understand book.

The first chapter of the book is Senator Frist's timeline of the 2001 anthrax attack. The second chapter focuses on what the average American should have to prepare for a bioterrorist event, which contains information on what you should do, and what you should have (largely a standard disaster kit). After that, the book has six chapters on viruses and bacteria likely to be used by bioterrorists (anthrax, smallpox, plague, tularemia, and Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers), including what they are, how they are recognized and a threat analysis of the organism. Finally, Senator Frist looks at chemical weapons, and what the nation needs to do to be more prepared for future bioterrorism.

I have read several books on bioterrorism of late, and this one is the most down to earth, and practical book of them all. It is not meant to alarm the reader or provoke action, but merely gives out the pertinent information, so that the reader can understand the issues involved. If you want a simple analysis of bioterrorism, then I highly recommend this book to you.

false security  Dec 21, 2002
I have worked in the field of Bioterrorism for 2 years now. I personally feel that books like this pose a certain danger. There is no quick fix for most types of bioterror, in the same way that duck and cover is no kind of real response to a nuclear blast. There is no real "family guide". The best protection is: 1. Establishing a good relationship with your family physician and 2. Preparing the standard disaster kit your family should own for the much more likely disasters- earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes, etc.
In a bioterror incident, it is your public health and medical systems that will protect you. Period. Make sure they are funded properly in your region.
Frist is no expert on bioterrorism.  May 19, 2002
Bill Frist may be the Senate's only doctor, but he's no expert on bioterrorism. His opportunism in the wake of a serious tragedy is appalling. I know some of the Senate staffers who were exposed to anthrax, and many of the things he wrote in the book - and said at the time - simply aren't true. For example, Frist claims that Daschle staffers called his office for advice the day their letter was opened. Untrue. Frist was also known to have said after the death of Robert Stevens in Florida that there would never be another death from inhalation anthrax in America. Wrong - there were four more within a few weeks, and there might have been even more if some had not taken additional antibiotics and/or the anthrax vaccine (something Frist irresponsibly advised against). Frist loves to portray himself as the expert on all things medical, but he lacks the expertise to write this shallow, self-serving book, and he lacks the integrity to tell the truth.

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