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Document ID (ISN)31792
CIS number 79-1232
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Proteau J., Robert L., Cabanes J., Folliot D.
Title Accidents due to electricity
Original title Accidents dus à l'électricité. [in French]
Bibliographic information Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale. Maladies causées par les agents physiques, Fascicule 16515 A10, 2-1979, 18 rue Séguier, 75006 Paris, France, 16p. Illus. 74 ref.
Abstract This medical encyclopaedia article gives a roundup of knowledge concerning these accidents, considered in 2 separate groups: occupational accidents involving the 3 voltage categories, and home accidents usually involving low voltage current only. Contents: statistical and aetiological data; physio-pathology (severity factors, processes leading to fatal outcome, different thresholds, burns, etc.); clinical study (low-voltage electric shock, burns, cardiovascular and neurological manifestations, kidney damage, sequelae, disability, diagnosis, treatment). A large part of the article is devoted to the prevention of accidents due to natural electrical phenomena and to electricity in industry and in the home, and the safety principles applicable to different types of contact and different parameters connected with electrical hazards. The text is illustrated by numerous diagrams.
Descriptors (primary) electrical accidents; electricity
Descriptors (secondary) France; aetiology; sequelae; diagnosis; electrical safety; electric shock; biological effects; threshold currents; medical treatment; statistical aspects; encyclopaedia; electric burns
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity