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  • Hardcover: 2304 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 6 edition (Dec 7 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1437716784
  • ISBN-13: 978-1437716788
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 22.4 x 7.1 cm
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"There is a reason a book makes it to a sixth edition. This is the definitive book on wilderness medicine. It is an excellent, thorough book on critical and exciting concepts in this still expanding realm. The topics are concise yet cover a broad spectrum of environments and clinical situations not commonly seen. A number of the subjects are not exclusive to wilderness situations and are applicable to everyday life in the emergency room and hospital. Although the book is large and heavy, possibly limiting its use in the field, the online version (access is provided with the purchase of the book) may be a viable option for those with portable devices." - Michael D. Zwank, MD, RDMS, FACEP(University of Minnesota Medical School) Doody 4 stars!

"When on vacation, who knows when you might need to treat a Gila-monster bite or use dental floss to close scalp lacerations? 'Wilderness Medicine,' edited by Paul S. Auerbach, professor of surgery at Stanford University School of Medicine's emergency division, has the answers." - Laura Landro, Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Dr. Paul S. Auerbach, FACEP, FAWM, is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is the world's leading expert on wilderness medicine and a prolific author. He is the Editor of Wilderness Medicine, and author of Medicine for the Outdoors and Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.

Dr. Auerbach holds his MD from Duke and completed his internship at Dartmouth and residency at UCLA. He is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He has been recognized as a Hero of Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians and received the New Orleans Grand Isle Award for Science from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, the Founders Award from the Wilderness Medical Society, and the Outstanding Contribution in Education Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians, among others. Dr. Auerbach has served as a volunteer physician in Haiti, Nepal, and Guatemala.

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Fantastic resource, it is everything I hoped for and more. It's so heavy you could use it for home defense as a weapon
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HASH(0xa0a1321c) out of 5 stars Book is excellant, Online access is poor Dec 20 2011
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I have a previous edition of the book. The book is wonderful. Elsevier's on line access is not the best. For this book the publisher is clueless on where people might use this book. Unless you carry power and a satellite system in most if not all wilderness settings you will not have access to the " wonderful, portable , online content." A previous edition of this book was sold with a full content CD (which one paid extra for) . Elsevier should offer that option for this edition.
It is hard to be too positive on the content of this book but the online access won't do you much good unless you are sitting in your comfortable office. I would probably buy this if I could get a full content CD. As it is since I have access to the book online it won't help me much to own a copy.

I am new to Kindle but that format doesn't seem to be useful for a reference text.

Interestingly at this time (12/20/2011) you can get the book cheaper at the ELSEVIer site than on Amazon ( not the usual case).
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0a131f8) out of 5 stars Indispensible July 9 2013
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This is book is simply the most comprehensive and authoritative guide to wilderness medicine there is. It covers everything from high altitude cerebral edema to how to euthanize an elephant if you are using it as a pack animal and it is injured. The text is over 2,000 pages and the book weighs in at about 7 pounds. Needless to say it is not a field guide. I had wanted this book for years and finally splurged. As much as I love this book it is not for everyone. It is very in depth and highly technical. It is written in medical language for healthcare professionals, MDs, RNs, EMTs, and paramedics. Unless you are very into medicine and comfortable with a good bit of jargon this might not be the best choice. If you do fit into the above categories or have a pharma or science background you will probably be happy with this book. The array of topics is astounding. It covers tactical medicine, rodeo medicine, hazardous plants, animals and is the best reference I have found on tropical diseases. Use the Amazon look inside feature to see if this text is right for you. If not there are many other excellent books on wilderness medicine includes those from NOLS, the national outdoor leadership school.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0a13384) out of 5 stars great book Aug. 21 2013
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highly recommended for all outdoorsy providers from basic to advanced knowledge. i was a paramedic, Army Medic and am a Physician Assistant and i find this book to be very in depth and easily understood.
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HASH(0xa0a13300) out of 5 stars one stop shop June 26 2013
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I could throw out all my other book about medicine. This book had everything you'll ever need. After finally getting through the 2276 pages I found this book to have all the things that have ever wanted in a medical tome. If you want to spend some money on a book, this one is well worth it. Most books that cost the same, or more, are half the size and not even close in the completeness of this book. Buy this book as your first and you'll be well-armed to face anything.
It is true that this book will not be the version that you'll put in your go-bag to take with you into the wild, but it's a great read to study before you go and there are other, more compact, versions by the same author that will fit nicely into your trauma bag. That's what I'm planning on doing and using this outstanding volume to study up on everything else.It isn't just about wilderness medicine and how to treat issues while on a expedition, it has procedures for common things that are nice to review if you haven't done it in a while.
Buy this and never want to for any medical information again.
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HASH(0xa0a133fc) out of 5 stars Kenneth Ellman Reviews Wilderness Medicine by Auerbach, A Deep Knowledge of Medicine and Science. Sept. 7 2014
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Kenneth Ellman Reviews "Wilderness Medicine", by Paul S. Auerbach, A Deep Knowledge of Medicine and Science, September 7, 2014. From, Box 18, Newton, New Jersey 07860
As I write this review, the Auerbach work is now in it's Sixth Edition. In the field of Scientific Medicine, the only comparison I can make is with the extraordinary Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. The Merck 19th edition of 3754 pages is a much more compact volume than this Auerbach work. But each has incomparable scientific and medical information, with the Auerbach book providing hands on clinical care for every possible and impossible environment and circumstance.

Wilderness Medicine is 2277 pages in a large size hard bound volume that you will wish could always be with you. However unless you carry it in a backpack or digitalize it, it is not an easily portable creation. There is a much smaller field companion edition but it cannot compare with this vast medical science compendium of the parent Wilderness Medicine. I cannot overstate the wealth of information both academic and practical that this book contains. The more you read it the more it continues to surprise and perhaps shock in its coverage of medical, environmental, survival and practical science and skills in virtually every possible setting and some settings that are impossible for most people. If you find a medical or survival subject not contained in this book please let me know. Don't worry if you will undertaking a Space Expedition, as this volume even includes Space Medicine for those who may be contemplating such an adventure (currently not that many of us).

There is a scene from the 1960 H.G. Wells Time Machine movie (somewhat absent from the Wells book) where 3 books are missing from the library of the Time Traveler when he again leaves. The thought is what 3 books did he take to a world without any books and where human knowledge is so decimated and reduced. If this book would have been in his library I think he would have chosen it. Wells would probably have laughed at my statement since I do not think Wells took his own stories too seriously, yet I also think he would agree after reading Wilderness Medicine that he must have his copy . Remember as an old man Wells obtained a Doctor of Science degree.

At this point you may gather that I consider the title Wilderness Medicine to be misplaced.
It is.This Wilderness Medicine is an Encyclopedia of Clinical Practice of General Medicine including Emergency Surgery, of Survival Skills and Equipment, of practical and explicit advice and information on how to cope with living in our world today. Wilderness Medicine appears to be a creation of at least 211 Contributors. There are 114 Chapters and an Index and an Appendix on Drug Stability in the Wilderness. The book is well taught with voluminous charts, tables, figures, photographs, and clinical presentations.

This is in actuality a total science textbook on a combination of Earth Science, Physiology, Emergency and General Medicine and Procedures and related technology and survival skills. Physicians and any person who knows how to read can gain lifelong valuable information, ability, understanding and knowledge by reading this book and having it available when needed. To master the entire contents is probably a lifetime of devotion. Get this book and get out of it all you can. Let me know what you think and if you disagree with me please tell me. Kenneth Ellman,, Box 18, Newton, New Jersey 07860