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  • By Leeroy151 on March 22, 2018

    Lots of good detail.

  • By stephenTheObdurate on August 4, 2013

    I found this to be a concise yet comprehensive book. It's a little bulky to take hiking but I don't see how it could be smaller. I have looked at other books which were bigger and contained lots of useless information, such as procedures requiring specialized equipment and medicines and dosages - not much use unless there's a hospital or pharmacy nearby. I was an EMT and first responder for a few years so I have some experience with what they're talking about. I'll take it with me on my next extended hike. I first heard about this book when a friend went on a two month climb of Mt.McKinley and they took it and found it useful.

  • By Stephen J McNew on September 30, 2014

    My first copy wore out; this is a replacement - not the most recent, but of an old friend. Still good guidance!

  • By Dick N. on January 1, 2015

    The edition I have (still) is a 1975 edition !! Bought it from a local store in 1984, because of basic "survivalist" interests ...and I always believed it beneficial to have good background on medical issues to help me make better informed decisions in conjunction with a PROPERLY QUALIFIED medical doctor (I've experienced some who ARE NOT) ...this is a valuable help.Dr. Wilkerson made it clear in his introduction that the main purpose is to give background to help decide which "medical concerns" may be minor irritations or symptoms versus those which require IMMEDIATE attention or effort to GET proper medical attention.Unexpectedly, about 5 years after buying, it DID serve that purpose, although NOT in a "wilderness setting". At the time I'd had Kidney Stones periodically, usually resolved by Lithotripsy (breaking them up by sound waves to pass the fragments, versus surgery). The first several were done at a local hospital, the first to have equipment in my city. By 1989, another local hospital had equipped themselves with another "lower cost" apparatus, so my employer's (IDIOTic) medical-insurance processor said "you need to have it done at our PREFERRED (lower cost) source" this time. THEIR "process" didn't even include an X-ray exam to see that the stone was broken down small enough to pass ...and I was sent home for "recuperation" from the procedure. 2 and 3 days later, I was still not feeling well.Without going into details, several phone calls to my Urologist about one or another symptom received just general 'do this to feel better' advice. Still feeling poorly and getting more concerned after 3 days, I looked up the "Kidney System" in Dr. Wilkersons's book. He gave details about that system's function, common problems, etc. I learned that BLOCKAGE of the kidneys had symptoms very similar to Kidney FAILURE - that chapter listed various symptoms (I had most of them), and noted it was important to GET medical attention immediately in EITHER situation. So I called my Urologist immediately, and went down the list of ALL symptoms that I had ...after pause for a deep breath, he said "You better get in here to see me ASAP.." It turned out that the "low cost process" had left LARGE stone fragments obstructing the Ureter from the Kidney to the Bladder, which had to be removed with a "basket" inserted there (under general anesthesia). This was a situation that was POTENTIALLY LIFE-THREATENING - averted ONLY because, equipped with background from Dr. Wilkerson's book, I brought the PROPER DETAILS to my surgeon's attention. (also an eye-opening experience to how IGNORANT Insurance processors contribute to POOR medical practice, with resulting costs and hazards !!)


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