I purchased expecting to receive a combat medic field refrence that just happens to have been written for Army medics. What I got was a book written for Army medics that just happens to have some combat medicine.
In all honesty, maybe I misunderstood the synopsis of the book but I expected a combat medicine field reference, meaning a quick cheat reference for things like drug dosages, long term care considerations when extract was not possible, walk-throughs for some of the less common more complex procedures that might be useful either in a combat or extended care situation where definitive care might be hours to days away. My hope was for a book I could throw in my bag as a front line resource, esp. when out of the country. Guess that won't happen. It's currently collecting dust on top of my refrigerator.
Yes, I am a medic. Yes, I am a medic instructor. Yes, I need to know/use combat medicine for my travels to less then savory zones. No, I am not in the Army.
Where this book fell down, for me, was that it was more of a reference for how to be a medic in the Army then anything really dealing with medicine per se. Pages and pages and pages of polices, rules, procedures, ranks, blah, blah, blah, blah. Not to insult the Army or it's rules but I really don't need to carry that in my bag.
Felt like this is was more of a manual you get after getting a job that set out the policies and goals of the organization then it was a Combat Medicine Reference.
Guess it's all about what you're looking for. Since it's not returnable, caveat emptor!