Publications providing practical advice on the prevention and treatment of medical problems in challenging environments.
Expedition Medicine Manuals
The Royal Geographical Society has been giving medical advice to travellers since its inception. The two most recent Expedition Medicine Manuals produced in association with the RGS Expedition Medical Cell are:
Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
Chris Johnson, Sarah R. Anderson, Jon Dallimore, Shane Winser, David Warrell, Chris Imray, and James Moore (eds.).
2nd Edition, published by Oxford Univeristy Press Medical Handbooks, 2015.
848 pages, illus. ISBN: 978-0-19-968841-8.
This can be can be purchased both in printed as a pocket guide and as an e-book.
No expedition should go into the field without one.
RGS Expedition Medicine Manual
This is no longer in print but the chapters still contain important advice, and are available to download from three sections
Medical planning downloads
Field medicine downloads
Medical problems of environmental extremes downloads
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