This sourcebook has been created for patients who have decided to make education and Internet-based research an integral part of the treatment process. Although it gives information useful to doctors, caregivers and other health professionals, it also tells patients where and how to look for information covering virtually all topics related to anthrax, from the essentials to the most advanced areas of research. The title of this book includes the word official. This reflects the fact that the sourcebook draws from public, academic, government, and peer-reviewed research. Selected readings from various agencies are reproduced to give you some of the latest official information available to date on anthrax. Following an introductory chapter, the sourcebook is organized into three parts. PART I: THE ESSENTIALS; Chapter 1. The Essentials on Anthrax: Guidelines; Chapter 2. Seeking Guidance; Chapter 3. Clinical Trials and Anthrax; PART II: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND ADVANCED MATERIAL; Chapter 4. Studies on Anthrax; Chapter 5. Patents on Anthrax; Chapter 6. Books on Anthrax; Chapter 7. Multimedia on Anthrax; Chapter 8. Physician Guidelines and Databases; Chapter 9. Dissertations on Anthrax; PART III. APPENDICES; Appendix A. Researching Your Medications; Appendix B. Researching Alternative Medicine; Appendix C. Researching Nutrition; Appendix D. Finding Medical Libraries; Appendix E. Your Rights and Insurance; ONLINE GLOSSARIES; ANTHRAX GLOSSARY;INDEX. Related topics include: Anthrax - lung, Anthrax - skin, anthrax pneumonia, charbon, cutaneous anthrax, malignant edema, malignant pustule, milzbrand, Pulmonary anthrax, ragpicker's disease, Siberian ulcer, splenic fever, Wool sorter's disease, woolsorter disease.