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The Onboard Medical Guide: First Aid and Emergency Medicine Afloat Paperback – Nov 1996

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition (November 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070242747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070242746
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 1.6 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 513 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,103,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5f91924) 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!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa626ac90) out of 5 stars The Best in Its Time, Superceded by Marine Medicine March 29 2015
By Robert David STEELE Vivas - Published on
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Dated but exceptional.

I have been so unhappy with the "standard" references such as Advanced First Aid Afloat that that I created my own informal study guide for offshore use, one page per item, description/diagnostics, treatment, and photo.

Recently a new book has come on the market that I recommend without reservation, Marine Medicine (Adventure Medical Kits). This new book has the advantage of combining the expertise of one of America's top sailor doctors, and one of America's top wilderness doctors.

I continue to value this book, and have it integrated into my own informal guide, but if you want to buy one book to carry on your boat, the book I recommend is Marine Medicine (Adventure Medical Kits).
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HASH(0xa626ac54) out of 5 stars Good medical reference for shipboard use, good format layout. Nov. 21 2015
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excellent reference to keep in my medical kit on the boat. The way the book is laid out, it walks the reader thought the steps in addressing a problem or illness. It is laid out rather like the Mayo Clinic medical reference book. It has a plastic cover. This is a good reference for non-medically trained mariners. This was a good buy
HASH(0xa626af48) out of 5 stars Wonderful reference March 25 2015
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Will go in my first aid kit on board, perfect, exactly what I wanted.