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Mountain rescue doctor : wilderness medicine in the extremes of nature

Author: Christopher Van Tilburg
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An emergency wilderness physician and member of the Hood River Crag Rats rescue operation presents a series of rescue and recovery stories, offering insight into emergency wilderness medicine and the physical demands placed on its practitioners.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Biography
Named Person: Christopher Van Tilburg; Christopher Van Tilburg
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Van Tilburg
ISBN: 9780312358877 0312358873 9780312358884 0312358881
OCLC Number: 141386322
Awards: Commended for Oregon Book Awards (Creative Nonfiction) 2008
Description: x, 293 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Resuscitation --
Into the slot --
Crag rats --
The high cost of high-octane sports --
Flight for life --
The moment of fear --
Timberline trail --
Dial 911 for mountain rescue --
Cliff jumpers --
Disappearance in Gifford Pinchot --
Dead man on Suksdorf Ridge --
Mount Rainier --
Rattlesnake bite on Dog Mountain --
Storm warning on Zigzag Glacier --
Midnight at Bennett Pass --
Plane missing, presumed down --
Svitek v. Nidecker and Mount Bachelor --
Anatomy of a search: tragedy on Mount Hood.
Responsibility: Christopher Van Tilburg.
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Van Tilburg is an emergency room physician, a ski patrol doctor, and an emergency wilderness physician. In this work, he shares personal stories of harrowing and suspenseful rescues and recoveries,  Read more...

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"Chris Van Tilburg works by day as an ER doctor in Hood River, OR. In Mountain Rescue Doctor, he recounts adrenaline-packed tales from one of his 'downtime' pursuits: saving lives as a high-peak Read more...

 
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