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Medical book PDF's
« on: September 19, 2008, 10:18:21 AM »
Here's the site for the PDF's of the following books. I've actually bought the 'Where there is no Doctor' book to have a hardcopy.

A Community Guide to Environmental Health
Where There Is No Doctor
Where Women Have No Doctor
A Book for Midwives
A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities
HIV Health and Your Community
Helping Children Who Are Deaf
Helping Children Who Are Blind
A Worker's Guide to Health and Safety
Cholera Prevention Fact Sheet
Sanitation and Cleanliness for a Health Environment
Water for life
Pesticides are poison
Safe Handling of Health Care Waste
Women's Health Exchange
Global Health Watch
Where There Is No Dentist
The Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard


http://www.hesperian.org/publications_download.php


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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 11:58:23 AM »
Good find.  Field medicine is something that will really be needed if SHTF.  Medical knowledge is something that every survivalist should learn JIC something ever happens.  It is also practical in any scenario where you're away from civilization and there's no 911 to call (camping/hiking/etc).  Good find!

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 10:07:30 PM »
Excellent resource, thanks!  Hey, since our government has all those manuals and references on CD you would think that Homeland Security would make them freely available for download by the public.  They aren't top secret, and they have been paid for already, so make them free to the citizen.  I can think of no reason not to do this.  A flash drive full of manuals would be a great thing in an emergency.  A few duplicate drives would serve as a backup, or could be used for bartering.

This is a good theme - free information sources.

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 01:08:07 PM »
The problem with thumb drives is that they require a computer, and by extension electricity to be useful.  Don't get me wrong, I keep a whole pile of pdf'd books on a thumb drive, but it's no substitute for a hard copy when push comes to shove.

I'm of the opinion that knowledge in your brain is what is useful in an emergency; having a book of surgical procedures isn't actually very useful if you're under the gun to perform those procedures.  These sorts of books are most useful, I think, in a protracted event where you have the time to sit down, read, absorb and implement the text.

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 01:14:21 PM »
What we need are those View Master glasses we had as kids, but with text on them.  Like a portable microfiche viewer w/ important manuals and such on them...


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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 04:03:46 PM »
Heh.  That would be very cool.

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 11:08:43 AM »
That would be very cool, and look very silly at the same time...

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 02:23:00 PM »
Wow that was a great find! Now I just have to print them out and add them to my med bag

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2008, 10:10:00 PM »
Hey all.  Quick suggestion.  Marry someone in the medical field like I did.  My wife is a nurse.  If you have a survival group, I really recommend recruiting people that are in the medical profession.  Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, they all can come in handy.

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2008, 09:39:54 PM »
Nice link Archer. Below is another link to some more medical information.

http://www.vnh.org/

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 10:42:02 AM »
Nice link Archer. Below is another link to some more medical information.

http://www.vnh.org/

smitty
Nice link also!



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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2008, 01:13:50 AM »
There are also several schools that make their EMT/EMS course lectures available on itunes via podcast.  No replacement for actual training, but certainly a useful supplement and better than nothing.  They also clue you in to what EMS providers have been trained to do in response to things like pandemic flu or biological/nuclear disasters...just so you have a realistic idea what to expect or not expect. :)  First aid podcasts are on itunes as well.

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2008, 10:30:48 AM »
Oh? Do you have any specific names or search terms you use to find them? I'll go look for them.

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2008, 01:36:35 PM »
Wow that was a great find! Now I just have to print them out and add them to my med bag

Really a lot of weight for a small amount of information. "Where there is No Doctor" is pretty good but if I could onlly take one med reference book with me it would be the US Special Forces Medical Handbook. It may be a bit too technical for the layperson but is great material and paperback sized. Just for the record, medicine is as much art as science and requires some training and experience. Books are a poor replacement for both.

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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2009, 11:05:44 PM »
I am seriously thinking of making a Farraday Cage to possibly protect from EMP and keep an older laptop in it so I can copy most of these resources to a CD and still have a computer. That way if it survives the EMP I can still have a bunch of reference materials handy in the event that the SHTF.

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2009, 11:52:59 AM »
About a dozen years or so ago, some outfit had a microfiche collection of survival related material. You bought the material on thin plastic cards and could view it with a hand held viewer held up to a light or a more fancy powered unit and read it off of a 8 1/2" x 11" lit screen.

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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2009, 04:47:33 PM »
There are also several schools that make their EMT/EMS course lectures available on itunes via podcast.  No replacement for actual training, but certainly a useful supplement and better than nothing.  They also clue you in to what EMS providers have been trained to do in response to things like pandemic flu or biological/nuclear disasters...just so you have a realistic idea what to expect or not expect. :)  First aid podcasts are on itunes as well.

Here are links to a couple of the better EMT-related podcasts (IMO):
MedicCast
University of Iowa Dept of Emergency Medicine



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Re: Medical book PDF's
« Reply #18 on: March 21, 2009, 08:43:24 PM »


I'm of the opinion that knowledge in your brain is what is useful in an emergency; having a book of surgical procedures isn't actually very useful if you're under the gun to perform those procedures. 

** for 'simple' proceedures that may well be true.  However there are times and situations where 'the book' is a good thing to follow.  An example in the Neonatal ICU, Level 2 we had a newborn with a pneumothorax. The pediatricin on call had never actually put in a chest tube before.

So, we went step by step, by the book literaley,