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Book and Media Reviews
July 9, 2008

Tactical Emergency Medicine

JAMA. 2008;300(2):218-219. doi:10.1001/jama.300.2.218

In a field with limited existing literature, this textbook by Schwartz, McManus, and Swienton bridges the current gap between civilian and military tactical medicine texts. Written and edited by many of the field's current leaders, this first edition stands apart from other texts not only for its depth and clarity of content but also for its breadth and easy readability. Undoubtedly, it will appeal not only to the current tactical emergency medical services (TEMS) operator but also to any person with a peripheral interest in this rapidly expanding field. All individuals, ranging from physicians and paramedics to nonmedical personnel, can find useful information in this book.