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Textbooks of Military Medicine

The Textbooks of Military Medicine series constitutes a comprehensive, multivolume treatise on the art and science of military medicine, extensively illustrated, and written in an easy-to-follow narrative. The books integrate lessons learned in past wars with current principles and practices of military medicine.

The spectrum of topics is broad, ranging from wound ballistics to medical ethics, and from considerations of harsh environments to applied biomedicine. The TMM series is triservice in scope; Borden welcomes input from the Navy and Air Force.

The Textbooks of Military Medicine series is published by the Borden Institute, Office of The Surgeon General, AMEDD Center & School, US Army. The Borden Institute was founded in 1987 by then COL Russ Zajtchuk.

Volumes of the Textbooks are distributed free of charge to military medical personnel. The Borden Institute also offers user-friendly, deployable versions of the TMM series on CD-ROM.

Nuke icon Medical Consequences of Radiological and Nuclear Weapons (2013) - An updated version of the 1989 TMM, this volume addresses nuclear events and their consequences for the medical community. Topics covered include acute radiation syndrome, triage and treatment of radiation and combined-injury mass casualties, treatment of internal radionuclide contamination, behavioral and neurophysiological consequences of radiation exposure, cytogenetic biodosimetry, and more.
Military Quantitative Physiology Military Quantitative Physiology: Problems and Concepts in Military Operational Medicine (2012) - Addresses the following topics: prediction of human limits, modeling the physiological and medical effects of exposure to environmental extremes, measurement and prediction of sleep and performance in the operational environment, performance-maintaining and performance-enhancing drugs and food components, pyschosocial factors in harsh and remote environments, nutrition and military performance, water requirements and soldier hydration, evaluation of the thermal environment, protection of the skin, blast injury, load carriage, and injury control.
Combat and Operational Behavioral Health (2011) - This comprehensive publication covers all aspects of behavioral health in the military population, including traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress syndrome, combat and operational stress control, training for resiliency and other preventive measures, pain management, grief, family dynamics, rehabilitation and occupational therapy, medications, suicide prevention, forensic psychiatry, detainee care, substance abuse, eating disorders, ethics, and the roles of military behavioral health providers and chaplains, as well as the military`s evolving behavioral health policy and practices.
Care of the Combat Amputee (2009) -  addresses all aspects of combat amputee care ranging from surgical techniques to long-term care, polytrauma and comorbidities such as traumatic brain injury and burns, pain management, psychological issues, physical and occupational therapy, VA benefits, prosthetics and adaptive technologies, sports and recreational opportunities, and return to duty and vocational rehabilitation. Written by experts in the military, Veterans Administration, and private sector, the book provides a significant update to the field of rehabilitation, with comprehensive coverage of emerging approaches, techniques, and technologies for amputee care. MORE INFO PDF Document
Medical Aspects of Chemical Warfare (2008) -  a comprehensive source of the information available on chemical agents, this book will increase the level of preparedness and response capability of military and civilian practitioners responsible for chemical casualty care. Includes detailed explanations of chemical detectors and protection equipment, diagnosis, decontamination techniques, established and emerging countermeasures, and therapy techniques, as well as the history of chemical warfare and casualty management. MORE INFO PDF Document
Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare (2007) - Reflecting the critical threat posed by biological warfare and terrorism in a post 9-11 world, Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare (an update of Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare published in 1997) addresses the weaponization of biological agents, categorizing potential agents as food, waterborne, or agricultural agents or toxins, and discusses their respective epidemiology. Recent advances in biomedical knowledge are presented that include descriptions of individual agents and the illnesses induced. Authors discuss biotoxins and explain methods for early identification for anthrax, plague, smallpox, alphaviruses, and staphylococcal enterotoxins. Case studies and research on successful management practices, treatments, and antidotes are also included. Publisher: Department of Defense, Office of The Surgeon General, US Army, Borden Institute. 2007: 672 p.; ill. MORE INFO PDF Document
Recruit Medicine (2006) - Aimed at all those involved in providing care and determining policy for military recruits, this volume covers important aspects of recruit medicine, such as the medical qualifications process; health promotion and environmental risk management; chronic diseases such as asthma; injury prevention and management; communicable illnesses; behavioral, dental, and women`s health; and recruit mortality. Recruit medicine combines aspects of epidemiology, preventive medicine, primary care, orthopedics, gynecology, psychiatry, and dentistry. Publisher: Department of Defense, Office of The Surgeon General, US Army, Borden Institute. 2006: 581 p.; ill. MORE INFO
Military Preventive Medicine: Mobilization and Deployment, Vol 2 (2005) - Offers comprehensive research on a range of topics related to preventive medicine, including the exploration of epidemiology in the field, various infectious diseases, preventive medicine efforts following disasters and the effects of postdeployment on soldiers. Publisher: Department of Defense, Office of The Surgeon General, US Army, Borden Institute. 2005: 735 p.; ill. MORE INFO
Military Preventive Medicine: Mobilization and Deployment, Vol 1 (2003) - Explores the various natural and manmade challenges faced by today`s soldier upon mobilization and deployment. Offers comprehensive research on a range of topics related to preventive medicine, including a historic perspective on the principles of military preventive medicine, national mobilization and training, preparation for deployment, and occupational and environmental issues during sustainment. Publisher: Department of Defense, Office of The Surgeon General, US Army, Borden Institute. 2003: 704 p.; ill. MORE INFO PDF Document
Ophthalmic Care of the Combat Casualty (2003) - Offers a comprehensive reference for treatment of ocular injuries; contains detailed information about a new trauma scale, ocular anesthesia, laser injuries, geographical ophthalmology, and ocular injuries caused by terrorist blasts. Includes color photos, more than 600 detailed illustrations, and a step-by-step guide for treatment of ocular injuries, including illustrations of the surgical repair of simple and complex eye injuries. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of the Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 2003: 495 p.; ill. READ REVIEW
Military Medical Ethics Vol. 1 (2003) and Military Medical Ethics Vol. 2 (2003) - Explores the ongoing tension between the medical profession and the profession of arms as experienced by the military physician, including an extensive and detailed discussion of the many lessons learned from previous wars. Topics range from discussions of traditional medical ethics, military ethics, and the unique field of military medical ethics, to a discussion of medicine gone awry, as exemplified by the Nazi doctors, the Japanese biomedical experimentation programs during the WWII era, and the radiation experiments conducted in the United States. The authors were selected based on their expertise in their respective academic disciplines. Some are uniformed officers; some are civilian academics. Many support military medicine; a few do not. Combined they provide a lively discussion of the topics covered in these two volumes. Although written for uniformed medical officers, this book is also particularly important for civilian medicine at this time in history. Publisher: Department of Defense, Office of The Surgeon General, US Army, Borden Institute. 2003: 868 p.; ill. MORE INFO
Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments, Vol 1 * (2002) - Describes and illustrates the medical conditions caused by heat and cold, including topics ranging from heat illness prevention to the treatment of hypothermia. Provides historical background and current information on the physiology, physical derangements, psychology, prevention, and treatment of heat- and cold-related environmental illnesses and injuries. Contains a color atlas of cold injuries and their treatment. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 2002: 609 p.; ill. READ REVIEW
Medical Aspects of Harsh Environments, Vol 2 * (2002) - Discusses medical considerations with respect to mountain environments, high altitudes, and conditions below sea level. Includes researched information and illustrations on human adaptation to these harsh environments and the physical, cognitive, and psychological effects of exposure. Addresses the medical aspects of several special environments: aboard ships at sea, the hyperbaric world of diving, supersonic aviation, spaceflight, and chemical-biological protective suits. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 2002: 595 p.; ill. READ REVIEW
Rehabilitation of the Injured Combatant, Vol 2 * (1999) - Offers a valuable reference for physicians and providers who care for those injured while fighting. Discusses topics ranging from peripheral nerve injuries to vocational rehabilitation and community reintegration of the wounded combatant. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 1999: 556 p; ill.
Rehabilitation of the Injured Combatant, Vol 1 * (1998) - Focuses on the aspects of rehabilitative care that are specifically related to wounds sustained through combat and military training. Covers topics such as spinal cord injury rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury and physical therapy in wartime environment. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 1998: 478 p.; ill.
Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare * (1997) - With the increasing reality of chemical and biological attacks in war and terrorism, this book is a single-source compendium of the important aspects of chemical and biological agents including descriptions of the agents, and the pathophysiology of the injuries, diagnosis, and management of the injuries. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 1997: 721 p.; ill.
Anesthesia and Perioperative Care of the Combat Casualty * (1995) - Describes and illustrates the entire spectrum of combat casualty care from initial wounding through anesthetic management to critical care in the intensive care unit. Written from the perspective of the military anesthetic provider. Won the Gold Award for Technical Books in the WASHINGTON EDPRESS competition, "Excellence in Print Awards 1996." Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 1995: 931 p.; ill.
War Psychiatry (1995) - Discusses the evolution of the concept of combat stress reaction, the delivery of mental health care on the various battlefields soldiers are likely to experience, and the psychological consequences of having endured the intensity and lethality of modern combat. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 1995: 515 p.; ill.
Military Psychiatry: Preparing in Peace for War (1994) - Explores various mental health issues that may occur in the military during peacetime. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 1994: 331 p.; ill.
Military Dermatology * (1994) - Places military dermatology in its historical context. Emphasizes and illustrates the conditions that specialists and general medical officers in the field are likely to see. Discusses diseases that are uncommon in the United States but prevalent worldwide in specific geographical locations. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 1994: 617 p.; ill.
Occupational Health: The Soldier and the Industrial Base * (1993) - Describes the occurrence and prevention of occupational threats from the environment and military equipment. Also offers preventive measures that decrease the occupational threat. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 1993: 643 p.; ill.
Conventional Warfare: Ballistic, Blast, and Burn Injuries * (1991) - Addresses in detail conventional weapons, their effects, and the treatment of the casualties that they generate. Reviews the historical significance of these injuries, and explains the basic scientific principles underlying the injuring mechanisms so that the medical officer will have an understanding of the injuries they must treat. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 1990: 396 p.; ill.
Medical Consequences of Nuclear Warfare *(1989) - Addresses the increasingly important medical challenges of the consequences and management of radiation injuries. Publisher: Department of the Army, Office of The Surgeon General, Borden Institute. 1989: 287 p.; ill. 1999-repr.

*These books are out of print and available only in PDF.

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