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Medicine for the Outdoors: The Essential Guide to Emergency Medical Procedures and First Aid

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Named a top 10 medical title in 2009 by the Wall Street Journal.

Since 1986, Medicine for the Outdoors has been hailed as the definitive take-along manual on the subject. Packed with step-by-step instructions, how-to explanations, and practical approaches to outdoor and wilderness emergencies, it tells you the best ways to respond to just about any medical problem when help
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Unknown Binding, 535 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Mosby (first published January 1st 1969)
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Travis Blanton
Everyone who's read this book should be at least somewhat familiar with Dr. Auerbach - he has tons of literature published about emergency medical intervention - planes, trains, cars, woods, etc. Really fascinating guy.

So, I expected this text would be pretty interesting and it didn't disappoint. It was interesting but it wasn't what I was expecting.

Let me give it to you like this.

In the text, Auerbach talks about how to treat a poisonous spider bite. As someone who is medically competent, I kno
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surfurbian
I read the original 1986 edition cover to cover. Purchased the 5th edition based on that reading. expected some updates and a new cover. I was happy to see a great deal of information had been added (suture techniques, proper tourniquet use, and so on) along with many updates. Definitely recommend the 5th edition over the original.
surfurbian
Lots of good information here about triage, management of minor and major injuries, good section on poisonous plants/animals, animal injuries, extrication of injured persons and so on. Strong and fair caution against the use of tourniquets and closing wounds in the wilderness environment. Great foundational information.

No mention of blood-borne pathogens. I expect that this was due to the timing of the 1986 publication and that the manuscript had been prepared before the HIV epidemic in the earl
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