diving medicine


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diving medicine

The study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries that occur underwater, esp. in SCUBA diving, submarines, or diving chambers, where the body is exposed to unusually high pressures.
Synonym: undersea medicine
See also: medicine
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Winkler is experienced in the fields of pediatrics, anaesthesiology and diving medicine with a current focus on cardiac anaesthesia.
Medical Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Danbury Hospital, David Charash, DO will start a Diving Medicine practice from September 19 at the Ridgefield location of Western Connecticut Medical Group, 21 South Street.