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Wilderness Medicine Newsletter

There is an excellent publication available entitled Wilderness Medicine Newsletter. I have been reading it for years and find it to be high quality, accurate, informative, and well written. You may check it out at The following is information about the newsletter, including recent improvements, from the website:

The Wilderness Medicine Newsletter started life in 1988 as a paper newsletter. Mailed out bi-monthly, it was designed to keep Wilderness First Responders and Wilderness Emergency Medical Technicians up to date with the changing word of wilderness medicine. In 2002, the WMN went through a transformation and the content expanded considerably, along with a change to a digital format, becoming a full-color online journal reaching a larger, global audience.  

Now, WMN has gone through another transformation. Main articles still appear bi-monthly, but department columns are published at intervals between the main articles, resulting in a more steady flow of information. Additionally, subscribers have access to all back issues dating back to 2002. Subscribers can search the WMN by content or category for articles on a wide range of treatments for injuries, diseases, and prevention techniques. Subscription rates are only $15 a year, which we feel is an exceptional value for an extraordinary resource.

The editorial staff is comprised of Senior Medical Director Frank Hubbell, DO, who is also  Medical Director at Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO); Senior Editor and Grammarian Lee Frizzell; Consulting Editor Gordon Giesbrecht, PhD, who is a professor of thermophysiology and the Director of the Laboratory for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at the University of Manitoba: Consulting Editor Murray Hamlet, DVM, who is one of the foremost experts in hypothermia, frostbite, and nonfreezing cold injuries; and Publisher, Art Director, and Illustrator Ted Walsh, who as illustrated seven books and is a contributing illustrator for the magazine Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors. Contributors include Preston B. Cline, who is a former W-EMT and SOLO instructor trained in Marine Search and Rescue and President of Adventure Incorporated, a company providing Risk Management Consultation to adventure education programs worldwide; Eben Widlund, EMT, who is a senior instructor for SOLO and teaches for St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont; Bill Kane, EMT-I, who is the Director of Education and Senior Instructor for SOLO and a founding member of the Mount Washington Mountain Rescue Service; Brad L. Bennett, PhD, NREMT-P, WEMT, FAWM, who is a Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired), Member of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor, member of the Virginia Tidewater Search & Rescue, and Secretary of the Wilderness Medical Society; and S. Peter Lewis, former Executive Director of the American Mountain Guides Association.

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Dr. Paul S. Auerbach is the world’s leading authority on wilderness medicine.