We've looked at the Top 5 survival books thread which has some really great books in them. In it, I noticed a few references to medical books, and I thought, "That's a category that needs a thread all by itself!" RonH2K asked what would be a good BoB 1st aid book, and several on that thread I think would make the Top 5 list.
Here are my suggestions for a Top 5 Survival Medical Books from those I've read:
1. US Special Forces Medical Handbook
(but I understand that I should upgrade to the newer "Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook, 2008") I'll look for a hard copy of it.
2. Where There Is No Doctor
3. Ditch Medicine
4. Emergency War Surgery
5. Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (EMT manual)
Honorable mentions would be:
Ship's Medicine Chest and Medical Care At Sea
Where There Is No Dentist
Some Needed Reference Adjuncts:
Mosby's Medical Dictionary
Physician's Desk Reference
Here's a consolidated list of some medical books (with some downloads) others have recommended here that I look forward to reading:
(From RonH2K's "Best Of" thread http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=1842.0
"Wilderness Medicine", by Paul S. Auerbach (wilderness medical bible)
"Medicine for the Outdoors" by Auerbach (Cliff's Notes)
"A Barefoot Doctor's Manual"
"Red Cross Textbook of Nursing"
Field Guide of Wilderness & Rescue Medicine
NOLS Wilderness First Aid by Todd Schimelpfenig
Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid
Medicine: For Mountaineering & Other Wilderness Activities
US Army TM 8-230 Corpsman
Survival and Austere Medicine
A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine
Ranger Medic Handbook
Here's Archer's Medical Book PDF thread: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=43.0
And here's a good Survival Medical FAQ with a good reference book list also: http://www.survival-center.com/med-faq/
That's a lot of books to read! So, what are your Top 5?