Body Trauma: A Writer's Guide to Wounds and Injuries

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Behler Publications, Oct 15, 2006 - Reference - 254 pages
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"Body Trauma "explains what happens to body organs and bones maimed by accident or intent and the small window of opportunity for emergency treatment. Research what happens in a hospital operating room and the personnel who initiate treatment. Use these facts to bring added realism to your stories and novels.


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User Review  - FFortuna - LibraryThing

Not proving to be very useful. It has information, but almost more like an emergency field guide than a writer's reference. For instance, I just tried to look up how long a person would be in a cast ... Read full review

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User Review  - ladycato - LibraryThing

The good news is that the book provides excellent information on all kinds of bodily trauma in a good mixture of layman's terms and medical jargon. The bad news is that it could have been better and ... Read full review


Table of Contents
Concepts and Terminology in Trauma Care
DestructiveImpacts Wounds ina Trauma Victim 2 Care oftheTrauma VictimintheField
The TraumaRoom The FourFirstSteps in Trauma Care 4 Care oftheTrauma Patient in the Operating Room

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DAVID W. PAGE, M.D. is Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine and Director of Student Programs in Surgery, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA. He is a general surgeon with experience in trauma care, critical care medicine and has won numerous teaching awards from Tufts medical students and Baystate surgical residents, including Outstanding Teaching in the Clinical Sciences Award for 2004. Dr. Page has an MFA degree from the University of Southern Maine and co-wrote Code Blue -- a writer's guide to hospitals, including the ER, OR, and ICU with Keith Wilson, MD.

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