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Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook (Book Only Edition) Ring-bound – June 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Ring-bound: 680 pages
  • Publisher: That's the Point; Lslf edition (June 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893441547
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893441545
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 7.5 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,909,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook provides step-by-step illustrated procedures for performance of surgical procedures under hostile and/or primitive conditions. It offers alternatives to conventional procedures for management of a given problem that can be used under less than optimal circumstances. The physical presentation is designed to hold up under adverse conditions. It is waterproof, tear resistant and ring bound so that updated material can be added at will. It is in a small trim size for ease of carrying and printed on a special stock to aid with reading under poor light conditions.

About the Author

Created by the Editorial Staff of the United States Special Operations Command, Office of the Command Surgeon, and over 80 medical specialists from all branches of the military.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dennis Thomas on February 27, 2004
Format: Ring-bound
check it out ~ i'm a combat medic currently deployed to Baghdad IRAQ....i bought this book to further my knowledge in the medical field....its light weight, easy to carry around and very informative! the cd rom also comes with pictures and small video clips of various tasks. all together this is one of the best medical books i've seen! ~91w10 USARMY
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 28, 2002
Format: Ring-bound
The best wilderness/expedition medicine field guide bar none. I have had a chance to speak to most of the Special Forces Medics who have been in Afghanistan and the one thing we all agree on is that this book is the best thing that the military has put out ever for SF medics. I carried this book along with a Sanfords and Pocket Pharmicopia and ran sick call on my guys and the locals and didn't need any other references. The only negative is that this is some heavy book. Not something that you would want to carry on your ultra-light backpacking trip. Great for base camp or vehicle travel though.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Irishsgt on October 11, 2002
Format: Ring-bound
This is the best book the Army never issused me. It has everything from bug bites to dental emergencies. I've been an Army medic for seven years and I've learned more from this book than from my MOS school. This book is an absolute must have for every medic.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 29, 2004
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IF I COULD HAVE ONLY HAD THIS BOOK 3 YEARS AGO MY LIFE WOULD HAVE BEEN SO MUCH EASIER. THIS BOOK IS ORGANIZED, COMPACT AND FULL OF DIAGRAMS AND CHARTS. EVERY DISORDER OR DISEASE THAT YOU COULD IMAGINE IS COVERED IN THIS BOOK AND IS WRITTEN OUT IN SOAP FORMAT TO MAKE YOUR JOB EVEN EASIER WHEN IT COMES TIME TO DOCUMENT. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, PAY THE 70 DOLLARS AND GET THIS BOOK. I USE IT DAY IN AND DAY OUT. I HAVE LEARNED MORE FROM IT THAN ANY SCHOOL THE MILITARY HAS SENT ME.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By BrokenSailor on August 19, 2010
Format: Ring-bound
Other reviewers are telling you to go somewhere else. You don't need too. This version of the book is a collectors item. The new book is updated in 2008 by the US Government. You can find it here for the same price ($59 or less). Search for "Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook, 2nd Edition" [Ring-bound] by Warner D. Farr (Editor), Leslie H. Fenton (Editor), Robert T. Clayton (Editor), Gay Dews Thompson (Editor), Holly Hardison Pavliscsak (Editor). If you search by Steve Yevich it should come up too.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. L. Culver on March 27, 2003
Format: Ring-bound
The Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook is absolutely the best medical handbook that I have found to date for remote medical support operations. Besides being very compact, which makes the manual a very functional travel companion, the book is packed with an incredible amount of useful medical information. If you are a remote medical practitioner, this is a medical reference manual that you will not want to be without.

C. Leigh Culver
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael Chesbro on March 18, 2009
Format: Ring-bound
The "Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook" is an excellent reference for the advanced tactical medic. The handbook's introduction contains an advisory which reads: "Be advised that the Handbook has limited application outside of the SOF context and is not intended for anything other than use by highly trained SOF medics."

For those who have developed strong medical skills and want an excellent tactical medicine reference, the "Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook" is a book that I highly recommend:

The "Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook" contents includes:

PART 1: OPERATIONAL ISSUES
PART 2: CLINICAL PROCESS
PART 3: GENERAL SYMPTOMS
PART 4: ORGAN SYSTEMS
Cardiac/Circulatory
Blood
Respiratory
Endocrine
Neurologic
Skin
Gastrointestinal
Genitourinary
PART 5: SPECIALTY AREAS
Podiatry
Dentistry
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Zoonotic Diseases Chart
Infectious Diseases
Preventive Medicine
Veterinary Medicine
Nutritional Deficiencies
Toxicology
Mental Health
Anesthesia
PART 6: OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
Dive Medicine
Aerospace Medicine
High Altitude Illnesses
Cold Illnesses and Injuries
Heat-Related Illnesses
Chemical
Biological
Radiation
PART 7: TRAUMA
Trauma Assessment
Human and Animal Bites
Shock
Burns, Blast, Lightning, & Electrical Injuries
Non-Lethal Weapons Injuries
PART 8: PROCEDURES
Basic Medical Skills
Lab Procedures
APPENDICES

The "Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook" is available both as a printed manual from the Government Printing Office (for $59.
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