Body Trauma: A Writer's Guide to Wounds and Injuries, Volume 978, Issues 1-933042

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Behler Publications, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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From murder/mystery to medical fiction - from trauma, mass casualties, or blunt trauma, surgeon and trauma expert Dr. David W. Page is a writer's best friend. Whether a writer's fictional character is a detective investigating a crime or a doctor racing down the hallways toward an emergency - it's a given that someone is hurt. Credible storytelling is the key to plausibility, and Dr. Page offers the perfect prescription. Body Trauma explains what happens to body organs and bones maimed by accident or intent and the small window of opportunity for emergency treatment. Learn about what goes on in a hospital operating room and the personnel who initiate treatment. Use these facts and bring a new realism to stories and novels. Here you'll find graphic explorations of serious bodily damage. You'll be able to work backward, deciding how severe a character's wounds should be and then writing the action that causes the pain. You'll put your characters in harm's way and mistreat them-believ

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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


Figure 5 The Trauma Room
Figure 6 The Operating Room
It was in this cave that a man whose head was broken as a flowerpot may be broken although it was all held together by membranes and a skillfully a...
Figure 7 Brain Hemorrhage Hematoma
Figure 8 Layers of the Scalp
Figure 9 Lower and Upper Jaw Fractures
Figure 10 Zones of the Neck
Figure 11 Chest Trauma
Figure 12 Effects of Gunshot Wound to Chest
Figure 13 Hollow Organ Trauma
Figure 14 Solid Organ Trauma
Figure 15 Abdominal CrossSection With
Figure 16 Colostomy
Figure 17 Prototype Limb and Basic Injury Types
Master Injury List For The Arm

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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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