Simon & Schuster's Pocket Guide to Wilderness Medicine

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9780671706159: Simon & Schuster's Pocket Guide to Wilderness Medicine

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Now that summer has arrived, here are two new guides for your outdoors-bound patrons. Gill, a physician and sports medicine editor for Outdoor Life , has written a readable and humorous treatise, full of personal anecdotes, for the layperson. He provides advice on treating such ailments as snake and insect bites, sprains and fractures, and heatstroke and hyperthermia. Gill's book, when compared to Isaac and Goth's, covers more situations that might arise in the outdoors (e.g., lightning strikes), but the two titles usually prescribe similar treatments for situations discussed in both. Organization is the keystone on which Isaac, a physician's assistant, and Goth, a physician, base their handbook. After developing a standardized approach to all wilderness medical problems and drawing on the techniques used by Outward Bound, the authors use this methodology in each of the case studies they present in the text. The authors assume the reader knows basic human anatomy and physiology. A book that encompasses the same material and more is Paul S. Auerbach's Medicine for the Outdoors ( LJ 2/1/86). Revised in 1991, it does differ from Isaac and Goth as well as Gill in some treatments ( e.g., closing lacerations instead of leaving them open). A small library on a tight budget that owns Auerbach or Medicine for Mountaineering, edited by James A. Wilkerson (Mountaineers, 1985) can bypass these. But, at such reasonable prices, larger public libraries will want to add them. Illustrations not seen for either book.
- Robert Jordan, Univ. of Iowa, Iowa City
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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