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Sandman

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Top 5 Survival Medical Books?
« on: June 04, 2009, 03:55:00 PM »
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
Gray's Anatomy
Merck Manual
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?

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Re: Top 5 Survival Medical Books?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 04:10:09 PM »
That's a good list! The only one I can think to add would be Medicine for Mountaineering.

A lot of what will make a top 5 book will depend on the background and training level of the reader though.

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Re: Top 5 Survival Medical Books?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 07:07:11 PM »
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.



Here is a link.

http://bookstore.gpo.gov/actions/GetPublication.do?stocknumber=008-070-00810-6




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Re: Top 5 Survival Medical Books?
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 08:10:09 PM »
NOT this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Civil-Medicine-Illustrated-Living-History/dp/0762703415#reader


Just make sure you practice your saw work.
A good surgeon is a quick surgeon ;)

I grew up with the "BETTER HOMES & GARDENS FAMILY MEDICAL GUIDE" in the cupboard.
there's plenty on amazon, and there are probably better guides out there, but some sort of comprehensive diagnosis and treatment manual written for the layperson would be useful.

Some sort of herbal medicine manual might be useful too.
Socrates did nothing more than encourage people to think. For this, they killed him.

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Re: Top 5 Survival Medical Books?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2009, 11:38:17 PM »