Wilderness Medicine, Beyond First Aid

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by William Forgey, M.D.

Tells how to recognize, assess, and treat many kinds of medical emergencies in the wilderness. This fifth edition includes the latest information on cryptospryosis and immunization changes. Although much material is useful to the layperson, there are many techniques, including field surgery and suturing, that can be effectively used only by professionals, such as wilderness educators, search and rescue groups, EMTs, and paramedics. The author is president of the Wilderness Medical Society and assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.