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The Onboard Medical Guide: First Aid and Emergency Medicine Afloat [Paperback]

Paul Gill
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Nov. 1 1996
Coverage includes shock and CPR; injuries, burns, fractures, poisoning; shipboard dentistry and dermatology; drowning, hypothermia, seasickness, diving medicine; sunburn and heat illness; dangerous sea life; shipboard pediatrics and gynecology; a ship's medicine chest; and emergency radio stations and procedures. Gill, a board-certified emergency medicine specialist, has created a uniquely concise, comprehensive, and accurate guide. Quick-reference first aid procedures and a cross-referenced index get you there fast in an emergency. Lively anecdotes and quotes will amuse and instruct you in quieter times.

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"Not only is it an interested read, with quotes and situations actually encountered, [this book] is an excellent comprehensive guide to medicine at sea." -- Sailing

"Should be a requisite component of all boaters' safety lockers." -- Lakeland Boating

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Paul G. Gill, Jr., M.D., a native of Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in Stony Brook, New York, Where he first developed his love for boating and the sea. He attended the University of Notre Dame and the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and now practices emergency medicine in Vermont. A board-certified emergency medicine specialist, he writes a sports medicine column for Outdoor Life magazine, and spends most of his leisure time building boats and sailing them on Lake Champlain and on Penobscot Bay in Maine.

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Shamrock was running wing and wing down the Strait of Magellan before a strong northwesterly breeze when the williwaw came shrieking down out of the glacier-capped mountains of Tierra del Fuego, whipping the black waters into a frenzy, and blasting the 45-foot ketch with 80-knot winds. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Aug. 26 2003
This is a great book that is not only helpful for medical aid at sea, but it is a great medical book in general! I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! Aug. 26 2003
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This is a great book that is not only helpful for medical aid at sea, but it is a great medical book in general! I highly recommend it!
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