RESOURCES FOR THE MEDIC
For more resources on becoming an effective caregiver, consider these books for your survival library:
• The Survival Medicine Handbook: The Essential Guide for When Medical Help is Not on
the Way, by Joseph Alton, M.D. Now in its third edition, this book covers 150 different medical issues you might face after a disaster eliminates the option of modern medical care. It includes lists of recommended medical supplies and a guide to veterinary antibiotics in post-disaster settings.
Publisher: Doom and Bloom, LLC; 3rd edition (June 7, 2016)
• The Physician’s Desk Reference. No longer available in print form, this guide to drugs, their uses, dosages and side effects is still around on Ebay and elsewhere. It includes pictures of individual drugs to help identify unknown meds. Find an edition that’s a year or two old for your survival library.
Publisher: PDR Network
• Where There Is No Doctor and Where There Is No Dentist. These are guides for medical and dental care in underdeveloped countries.
Where There Is No Doctor
Publisher: Hesperian Health Guides ISBN: 978-0942364170
Where There Is No Dentist
Publisher: Hesperian Health Guides ISBN: 978-0942364057
MSRP: $16.95 • Gray’s Anatomy: This is the classic textbook of human anatomy 1,584 pages
Publisher: Elsevier; 41st edition (October 9, 2015) ISBN: 978-0702052309
MSRP: $228.99 • The Merck Manual: The classic handbook for diagnosis and treatment 1,754 pages
Publisher: Merck; 19th edition (July 20, 2011) ISBN: 978-0911910193
MSRP: $62.49 • Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Surgery: This is a standard surgical textbook 520 pages
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 6th edition (June 14, 2012) ISBN: 978-0702043161
MSRP: $95.95 • Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine: A standard medical textbook 1.392 pages
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 6th edition (February 15, 2014) ISBN: 978-0702050350
Disclaimer: Once again, remember to be aware that where there is an existing modern medical system, the practice of medicine or dentistry without a license is illegal and punishable by law. If modern medical professionals and facilities exist, seek them out.