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Army Medicine Starts Here! A Pictorial History of the Army Medical Center of Excellence, 1920-2020 (2021)
Marking 100 years of Army professional medical training, this centennial edition of Envision, Design, Train adds another chapter to document the previous decade, bringing the chronicle up to 2020. The book will now complete the history of a century of training that began at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, relocated to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, after World War II, and continued evolving to meet the needs of military medicine into its present incarnation as the Army Medical Center of Excellence.

US Army Physician Assistant Handbook, Edition 2 (2021)
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. Updated and expanded, the second edition of the PA Handbook will cover changes to the Army PA profession since the first edition of this essential handbook was developed.

Biomedical Implications of Military Laser Exposure (2020)
Lasers will continue to play an important and sometimes dangerous role on the modern battlefield. At present, there is no adequate comprehensive protection against accidental or intentional exposure to lasers in combat. Thus, it is critical that the field of laser safety research develop preventative protocols and prophylactic technologies to protect the warfighter and to support military operational objectives. This book details the current state-of-the-art in scientific, biomedical, and technical information concerning the effects of military lasers on the human body. An important purpose of this book is to identify current knowledge gaps in the various areas of this interdisciplinary field, and to offer specific recommendations for laser safety research and development into the future.

A History of the Army Blood Program: How Leaders and Events Shaped the Way Soldiers Receive Lifesaving Blood (2020)
This book presents the unique history of the Army Blood Program through texts and articles, and more importantly, through the personal communication with many retired leaders who played critical roles in guiding the program. The significance of this upcoming book is that the past 40 years may have been the most dynamic period in the program’s history with many more outstanding leaders who provided their own experiences within the program. Throughout its 60+ year history, the Army Blood Program has developed into a leading supplier of blood and blood products for the military community. In 1973 Military Blood Banking 1941–1973: Lessons Learned Applicable to Civil Disasters and Other Considerations was published. This monograph’s purpose was to apply lessons learned in the military blood program from the end of World War II through the Vietnam War to the medical management of small to medium mass casualties at US civilian medical centers. All of these leaders knew that it was necessary to pass on experiences and lessons learned to future generations of leaders. However, since 1973, there has not been any published history of the Army Blood Program.

Teledermatology in Military Medicine (2020)
Access to specialized medical care such as dermatology in austere environments has long been a concern for deployed service members and providers. Dermatology is one of the most heavily used teleconsultation services in the Department of Defense. This publication is an ideal resource and training tool for military dermatologists and providers who operate at home bases and various remote areas of responsibility. This 12-chapter book covers all major skin diseases from bacterial, fungal, and viral infections to bullous disorders, arthropod- borne diseases, and tumors of the skin. Other selected topics include shipboard consults, cold and hot weather factors, and combat-related burns. The unique factors affecting dermatologic care in each major geographical command are discussed. Representative cases and more than 620 color images are included in this book to show sample cases from each region.









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