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From The CriticsReviewer: Mary J. Guenther, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
Description: This is a well written and comprehensive book which addresses the unique subject of marine injuries.
Purpose: It is meant to serve as an aid for paramedics and emergency medical technicians who seek a quick reference guide to the management of particular marine envenomations. To meet this objective, the editors compiled a well organized, user-friendly manual capable of answering any and all questions on the subject of marine induced injuries.
Audience: This book hopes to attract not only medical personnel, paramedics, and EMT's, but also the non-medical reader with a more cosmopolitan appetite. Chapters are authored by 37 internationally known experts in the field of marine envenomation, making its credibility unparalleled.
Features: The layout is logically organized and easy to master. The overall material is grouped into seven major sections, including a remarkable "Stop Press" chapter which presents the most recently published and significant information on marine envenomation. Each chapter is subdivided into simple headings: Distribution; Appearance; The Sting or Envenomation; and Management. Furthermore, the more commonly encountered and/or more serious injuries appear earlier in the text, while the more obscure injuries are appropriately placed toward the end of the manual.
Assessment: This is a well written, informative, and interesting reference which superbly covers the wide array of injuries that may be seen when dealing with marine life.