Borden Institute Walter Reed Army Medical CenterThe Borden Institute was established in 1987 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC, to foster and promote excellence in military academic medicine through the development and publication of military medical scholarship. The Borden Institute is an agency of the US Army Medical Department Center and School and, following the closure of Walter
EMERGENCY WAR SURGERY
This 2004 3rd United State Revision is revised to reflect lessons learned from ongoing American involvement in Southwest Asia. It includes over 150 specially drawn illustrations that complement new material on the management of war wounds. Designed to be an essential rapid reference manual, Emergency War Surgery uses concise, bulleted formatting geared toward the combat physician operating away from sophisticated medical support. This manual was drafted by sub-specialty experts, and updated by surgeons returned from year-long deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was a collaborative effort with the Army Medical Department Center & School, and includes bibliographical references and index. Advanced preppers should consider adding this trauma care book to their medical library.
"'Emergency War Surgery' is a very clear and straight forward guide for the quick treatment of injuries that are likely to occur on the battlefield. This version (3rd edition) has been made more "User friendly" and updated to includes field experience from surgeons operating in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The book starts with the types of injuries that can be expected on a modern battlefield, triaging of the wounded, and evacuation concerns. Surgical procedures and care of specific injury types begin at Chapter 5 and is inclusive of every part of the body, internal and external, that may need attention. The procedures are listed in "bullet points" to make following along easier and are written in the simplest terms possible (but often over my head). There are also simple diagrams and photos to show the important steps as well.
This is not really geared toward the layman as it assumes that the reader has medical training training (i.e. understands medical terms) and has access to surgical tools, medicines, and diagnostic equipment. That being said, it is still a good addition to any prepper's bookshelves for the diagnostic and triage information it contains.
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