Use the Navigation Bar to the left of the screen to move through this electronic version of Operational Medicine. Selecting "Home" will always bring you back to the home page.

It is not necessary to install the CD. This program runs directly off the CD drive. However, it requires the presence of several programs on the computer for optimum functioning. These include:

  • An Internet browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or above, or Netscape Navigator of the equivalent version
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Media Player (included with Windows 95, 98, NT, or Me).

If you are connected to a network, you may need to contact your network administrator to obtain access to these programs.

Clicking the "return" or "go back" arrow will return you to the previous image.

Clicking on an underlined, colored word or phrase will link you to more information on that topic.

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Sometimes, a particular brand named product is mentioned in this text. This is usually for clarity and simplicity but should not be construed as representing an endorsement, by the Navy or the Department of Defense, of that particular brand named product.

This manual is designed to assist those who treat patients and offer guidance for continuing care, particularly in isolated settings.

The manual is not all-inclusive and is not intended to replace good clinical judgment nor in-depth textbooks, which should be consulted whenever appropriate.

As in most areas of medicine, there may be more than one way to deal with any particular medical problem. For simplicity, one basic approach is usually given here. There are often other approaches that will give very good or superior results


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Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Department of the Navy
2300 E Street NW
Washington, D.C

Operational Medicine
 Health Care in Military Settings
CAPT Michael John Hughey, MC, USNR
  January 1, 2001

United States Special Operations Command
7701 Tampa Point Blvd.
MacDill AFB, Florida

*This web version is provided by The Brookside Associates, LLC.  It contains original contents from the official US Navy NAVMED P-5139, but has been reformatted for web access and includes advertising and links that were not present in the original version. The medical information presented was reviewed and felt to be accurate in 2001. Medical knowledge and practice methods may have changed since that time. Some links may no longer be active. This web version has not been approved by the Department of the Navy or the Department of Defense. The presence of any advertising on these pages does not constitute an endorsement of that product or service by either the US Department of Defense or the Brookside Associates. The Brookside Associates is a private organization, not affiliated with the United States Department of Defense.

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