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U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Handbook Paperback – May 1, 1988

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ISBN-13: 978-0873644549 ISBN-10: 0873644549 Edition: Updated

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Press; Updated edition (May 1, 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873644549
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873644549
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 4.8 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #308,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Charles L. Mccomas on July 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a civilian reprint of the 1983 ST31-91B. The issue version with it's waterproof pages is a collectors item and not worth much else. Both versions are now very outdated in much of their treatment and management of illness/injury. Frankly when I first got the book in 1983, I didn't find it's sparse outline presentation of information very useful. You can find more current information, better presented in some of the newer books on Wilderness Medicine
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Gay D. Thompson on September 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
This handbook was great in its day, but is now woefully out of date. The most up to date publication of this nature is the Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook, 2008, edited by COL Rocky Farr and others. It is a hardcopy and is available through the Government Printing Office for $59.
A new DVD version of the Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook was published in August 2010 by the Government Printing Office, and is available from them for $25. It contains additional information on trauma, pediatrics, infectious diseases, dermatology. In addition, it has 1,400+ clinical photos and illustrations, and 100 videos.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By combatjumpmaster on September 30, 2009
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I've had this manual for years, and referenced it when taking the 18D preparatory course. Problem is it's obsolete. Get the Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook, 2nd edition. Available from Government Printing Office for $60. Up to date and excellent format.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on July 21, 2011
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I got this book in the mail yesterday. The book is full of great information that could be useful when a hospital or doctor is not around. The only this I would say is that for the person who has no medical knowledge and picks this book up, the illustrations are very primitive and there are not many of them. For something as important as locating a nerve to numb a site, there is only a small stick figure type thumb nail size drawn image. Other than that, take the time to read it, and learn a lot.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Forrest Lee Horn Sr. on July 5, 2012
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I wish we had this little book during my two years in Vietnam. A lot of those no longer with us would still be here. Very easy to use, this Handbook covers most, if not all, of the various ailments troops suffer downrange and makes it easy to understand just what actions to take for them. Anyone even thinking about survival should have the US Army Special Forces Medical Handbook! Many of the actions recommended in the book are what we use to call "field expedients:" what to do when there are no appropriate medical supplies, or even no well-trained medical personnel. If you value your skin or the lives of your family, you NEED this book!
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By bsteddom on September 6, 2014
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I have certainly not read it all, but I have read the table of contents and several pages in areas of most interest. The parts I did read made it clear that it has the information I wanted and in somewhat more detail than I expected. It's a good reference for someone with some knowledge to begin with.
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By Jeffrey Campbell on March 1, 2013
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Not the most current revision but it gets the points across. Excellent resource materiel if you're heading to a third world area or any other place where medical treatment may be suspect.
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Very informative reference for any field emergency. The only problem is some of the material needs and procedures are beyond the scope and skills of most people, even paramedic emts.
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