Medicine for Mountaineering & Other Wilderness Activities

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The Mountaineers Books, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 366 pages
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-- Over 180,000 copies of previous editions sold!

-- Includes a new chapter on common medical disorders at altitude, by Peter Hackett, Tom Hornbein, and Brownie Shoene

-- Offers more thorough coverage than basic first-aid manuals

A classic since 196

 

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Contents

Contributors t
6
Foreword w
7
Acknowledgments r
8
Introduction t
9
General Principles
11
Diagnosis
12
Basic Medical Care and Evacuation
17
Special Problems t
28
Neural Disorders t
172
Head and Neck Injuries t
177
Eye Ear Nose and Throat Disorders t
186
Genitourinary Disorders t
192
Infections t
200
Allergies t
214
Environmental Injuries
219
Disorders Caused by Altitude
220

Psychologic Responses to Accidents t
38
Immunizations Sanitation and Water Disinfection t
50
Traumatic and Nontraumatic Disorders
67
SoftTissue Injuries t
68
Fractures and Related Injuries t
77
Burns t
98
Heart and Blood Vessel Disorders r
104
Respiratory Disorders
117
Chest Injuries t
129
Gastrointestinal Disorders t
135
Acute Abdominal Pain t
156
Abdominal Injuries t
166
Altitude and Common Medical Conditions t
241
Cold Injuries
259
Heat and Solar Injuries t
278
Animal Bites and Stings
286
Appendixes
309
Medications t
310
Therapeutic Procedures t
333
Medical Supplies t
343
Legal and Ethical Considerations t
346
Glossary
350
Index t
357
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