Via a link at Lifehacker, I was led to "Austere Medicine Books and References", a list of free online medical information resources. (Link is to an Adobe Acrobat document in .PDF format.) It lists many useful books and references for emergency situations, home medical needs, and resources intended for use in more remote parts of the world, where medical assistance may be many hours or even days away (not to mention hundreds of miles distant).
Some of the resources listed (all .PDF files) include:
- "Where There Is No Doctor - a village health care handbook", by David Werner;
- "The Ship's Medicine Chest and Medical Aid At Sea" (2003 edition), issued by the US Public Health Service;
- "Survival and Austere Medicine: An introduction" (second edition), compiled by moderators of the (Australian) Remote, Austere, Wilderness and Third World Medicine Discussion Board;
- "Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook" (first edition, 2001), issued by the US Army.
There are many more resources at the link. Very useful if you want to have comprehensive medical care information available in case of emergency, particularly if you aren't sure whether medical assistance will be available when needed.
(If readers know of any more useful references like that, how about posting a link to them in Comments? That way we can all benefit.)