Ditch Medicine describes advanced medical procedures in a field setting. Should the Pre-Hospital Care Provider (PHCP) find himself in the middle of a medical disaster, his ability to use the procedures in this book can mean the difference between life and death.
The present decade has been marked by a retreat from social concerns. Scientists bring to our
attention urgent but complex problems bearing on our very survival: a warming globe, threats
to the Earth's ozone layer, deserts consuming agricultural land. We respond by demanding
more details, and by assigning the problems to institutions ill-equipped to cope with them.
Environmental degradation, first seen as mainly a problem of the rich nations and a side effect
of industrial wealth, has become a survival issue for developing nations.
In the evening every window from Whitechapel to Piccadilly was lighted up. The state rooms of the palace
were thrown open, and were filled by a gorgeous company of courtiers desirous to kiss the hands of the King
and Queen. The Whigs assembled there, flushed with victory and prosperity. There were among them some
who might be pardoned if a vindictive feeling mingled with their joy. The most deeply injured of all who had
survived the evil times was absent.