|About the Book|
Dr. Hubbard becomes your digital medical assistant in this interactive guide to what to do when youre burned and theres no doctor to be found.When you get a bad burn, the usual advice is to call 911. But what if there is no 911? What if youre inMoreDr. Hubbard becomes your digital medical assistant in this interactive guide to what to do when youre burned and theres no doctor to be found.When you get a bad burn, the usual advice is to call 911. But what if there is no 911? What if youre in the wilderness, in a terrorist attack, or dealing with the aftermath of a tornado, with blocked roads and demolished phone lines? With the right knowledge, you and your family can survive—even with the most basic makeshift supplies.No matter the severity of the burn—whether its a minor scorch or a life-threatening, third-degree disaster—Dr. Hubbard guides you step-by-step from soothing the burn to giving it the best chance to heal. He teaches the basics but then goes beyond the usual first-aid books and details in plain language techniques rarely taught to laypeople.In The Survival Doctors Guide to Burns, youll learn:•The first, most important thing to do immediately to minimize any burn’s impact.•Early signs of killer complications so you can nip them in the bud.•The only way to get skin to grow back on a serious burn—an advanced technique taught to medical experts almost exclusively.•How to make your own burn dressings using honey and rags.•Which plant soothes burns best and how to make it last by extracting the most gel from the leaves.•And more ….James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H., has been a family doctor for over 30 years. He writes the popular survival-medicine blog TheSurvivalDoctor.com and created MyFamilyDoctor.com, a health-information site written by health-care professionals. His first medical practice was in his small Mississippi hometown, where patients taught him all kinds of home remedies. He now practices in Colorado Springs.Dr. Hubbard is also the author of The Survival Doctors Guide to Wounds.