Below are recent Borden publications. See Ordering Information to obtain copies.
Fundamentals of Military Medicine (2019)
An introduction to military medicine for medical students new to the military. Military medicine is the application of medical art and science in a military setting for the benefit of the military organization through optimal care of the combatant. Topics include the history of military medicine, leadership, the management and treatment of trauma and mass casualties in frequently austere field and ship environments; the humane clearing of the battlefield; vaccines and protection against exotic global pathogens—both manmade and naturally occurring; unique psychological stressors of war; biodefense against chemical and nuclear weapons; facilitating return to duty; and the eventual return and reintegration home, of valuable human resources.
Military Veterinary Services (2019)
This book is the first dedicated solely to military veterinary medicine. Its chapters outline the history and the diverse duties that make the practice of military veterinary medicine significantly different from the practice of civilian veterinary medicine, yet an integral part of Army medicine. Besides offering readers a comprehensive overview of past veterinary support to the US military, this book also covers the Veterinary Corps’ more modern contributions to US missions, including support of special operations forces’ tactical canine programs and combat casualty care; food protection and defense; military working dog, horse, mule, and marine mammal programs; global zoonotic disease surveillance and military research and development.
Occupational Health and the Service Member (2019)
Revised, updated, and expanded version of the occupational health Textbook of Military Medicine published in 1993. This book will relate the history of occupational health efforts in each of the military services and describe the current programs, including discussion of the occurrence and prevention of occupational threats to service members and civilians from the environment and military equipment. Individual chapters will focus on medical evaluations, workers’ compensation, surveillance, ergonomics, hearing protection, radiation, specific hazardous substances, and particular environments such as aerospace and underseas.
The Evolution of Forward Surgery in the US Army: From the Revolutionary War to the Operations of the 21st Century (2019)
This volume in the Borden Institute’s history series will describe forward US Army surgery from the 1700s to the present time. The book will look at advances in medicine and surgery that improved the lot of the American soldier. In particular, the book will examine the impact of disease upon troop strength, which had special impact in the Revolutionary War through the post-Civil War period. Forward surgery in the modern sense came of age in World War I. The challenge of so many different theaters of conflict in World War II will be examined from the portable surgical hospital of the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations to the surgical evacuation hospital teams of the European Theater of Operations. The evolving care models will feature the story of the Korean War mobile army surgical hospital. The defining performance of helicopter air evacuation in Vietnam, along with improved surgical techniques, will be discussed. Finally, the many advances of forward surgery from the post-Vietnam era to the present will be presented.
Emergency War Surgery 5th Edition (2018)
The latest edition of EWS has been updated and expanded, with a new chapter on Tactical Combat Casualty Care. Other chapters have been revised to include the latest practices and lessons learned on the battlefield.
Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare (2018)
Updated and expanded for the 2018 edition, Medical Aspects of Biological Warfare 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.
Promoting Successful Integration (2018)
This handbook is intended to be a source of information for the broad military community, including uniformed military personnel, family members, civilian personnel of federal agencies, veterans, and all people who contribute to the success of wounded, injured, and ill service members. When service members return from a deployment with visible or hidden impairments or challenges, it is important for the entire community to provide support to ameliorate the long-term impact of wounds, injuries, and illnesses that can manifest into permanent disabilities. The information contained in this book should help the reader understand and implement the steps necessary for helping wounded, injured, or ill service members and their families to successfully continue their military careers or to become successful as veterans within civilian communities. A multifaceted approach will be presented, and there is no one single solution that will work for all service members. However, the information contained within this handbook should provide insight into the options available and the many pathways that lead to success.
Physician Assistant Handbook (2018)
The Army physician assistant (PA) has an important role throughout Army medicine. This handbook will describe the myriad positions and organizations in which PAs play leadership roles in management and patient care. Chapters also cover PA education, certification, continuing training, and career progression. Topics include the Interservice PA Program, assignments at the White House and the Old Guard (3d US Infantry Regiment), and roles in research and recruiting, as well as the PA’s role in emergency medicine, aeromedical evacuation, clinical care, surgery, and occupational health.