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Books, Journals, New Media
January NaN, 2002

Wilderness MedicineWilderness Medicine Wilderness Medicine (CD-ROM)

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2002;287(4):522-523. doi:10.1001/jama.287.4.522-JBK0123-2-1

Wilderness Medicine is a great book. Its purpose, as stated in the preface to the first edition, is "to provide the clinician with a body of knowledge concerned with the interactions between people and the natural environment." It is an informative, practical, well-written, and richly illustrated book about the practice of medicine in remote locations and extreme environments. The fourth edition has expanded to 79 chapters, 1910 pages, 1248 illustrations, 9.5 pounds (bad news for your pack mule), and 118 authors. Dr Paton's foreword describing the medical and environmental challenges faced by the Lewis and Clark expedition is fascinating.

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