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24 Nov 2011 161608278X 978-1616082789 2
The newest edition of the Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook is perfect and practical for both soldiers and civilians. Nearly 140 comprehensive illustrations show the proper techniques for medical care, from basic first-aid and orthopedics to instructions for emergency war surgery and even veterinary medicine. Questions are listed so that the medic can obtain an accurate patient history and perform a complete physical examination. Diagnoses are made easier with information on the distinctive features of each illness. This straightforward manual is sure to assist any reader faced with a medical issue or emergency. 139 black-and-white illustrations.

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Allworth Press; 2 edition (24 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 161608278X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616082789
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 3.5 x 23 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 348,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

Over 400 pages of useful medical information created for Special Forces medics and soldiers.

About the Author

The U.S. Department of Defense oversees the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. It is headquartered at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook 4 Feb 2013
By AndyHat
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encyclopaedic! superb...excellent - everything you need to know in a single volume...great pics and clear text. Roll on the day after tomorrow!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Technical Medical Book 9 Aug 2012
By DB BluBlock Productions - Published on Amazon.com
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I can't express how much information is crammed into this book! It is by far the most detailed and diverse medical guide I have found so far. Being that this is designed for tactical situations and for Military/Government, there are no annoying "Seek medical attention immediately" or "Call 911" references after each section. It is more for the Docs and battlefield or deployment situations. On this note, it is designed for people with medical experience, or at least knowledge in medical terms. No worries there, as there is a very large list of abbreviations in the back... but it can be a pretty technical read. Here are the things I like most about this handbook:

. Very detailed index of terms.
. Trade names of generic drugs.
. SOF Medical Handbook Abbreviations.
. Physical/Mental Conditions.

Now there aren't many diagrams or pictures, BUT the ones that are in there are VERY helpful. This book wasn't necessarily designed to be a pictorial demonstration of how to perform medical procedures. The print is kind of small, so I wouldn't use this as a field guide.. but more of a reference to sit and study to assist in diagnosis. When I say that this book is jam packed with information, its JAM PACKED! Of course there are plenty of blank pages at the end to make notes if you choose to do so.

Also, this is the Second Edition.. which is updated through 2008. That said, it has a lot of information about PTSD and common mental conditions with today's combat veterans. A handful of techniques are explained in regards to moving bodies and using casualty baskets. I was ultimately surprised that it went into dentistry with such detail.. which was awesome. What it comes down to is this.. GET THIS BOOK! Especially for the price, it can save a life and keep your family safe when 911 or emergency units aren't available.
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 7 Feb 2013
By 20ninjas - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
As a corpsman I used this book while in the field without a medical provider or doctor. Would recommend to anyone in such conditions or planning to be. Very in depth and well rounded for all kinds of conditions, keep in mind it has the background that is for a true special forces operator behind lines with very limited medical support. Can be technical and detailed in some areas. The intro states that it was designed along the lines that if the authors had been in the wilderness with basic skills and no medical support how would they treat their family member if they had "x" condition. The book truly takes that saying to heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to be a doctor 12 Dec 2011
By LTproduct - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is jam packed with any medical situation you can think of. It ranges from combat casualty care to infectious diseases, veterinary care, and even biological injury and more. Hope you like to read,because it's almost 700 pages!
20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book i have ever got in my life! 27 Mar 2012
By justin - Published on Amazon.com
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I recommend this book to anyone who travels outside of the country on mission trips or if your going camping or to the battlefield ha! This books covers everything from triage to pediatrics. For the price you get more then what you pay for. I'm thinking of buying a second one just in case mine gets damaged or lost.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what everyone needs... 18 Jan 2013
By Eric Crampsey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If one is ever in a situation that they cannot get to a doctor or hospital, this book could save your life. It is exactly what I believe every family needs in case of dire emergency. This isn't a book to read for fun. It is the real deal and should be taken seriously. Therefore, I suggest that if you buy this book, you study up a little on your anatomy. I hope this review helped...
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