by Dr. Jeffery Hill
“Workshop Wound Care” – part of our pocket-book series – delves right to the heart of what you need to know when faced with common workshop injuries, from lacerations, to puncture wounds to material in the eye.
The author, Dr. Jeffery Hill, is an emergency room physician and an active woodworker. So he knows exactly the information a woodworker needs to know when it comes to injuries. And he presents information in a way that a non-medical professional can easily understand it.
This is definitely a field manual – not a medical textbook. The book is organized so you can quickly get to the information you need. So that when you cut (or burn or crush) your something, you can turn right to the instructions you need to take care of the problem.
We were surprised by how much we learned about wound care while editing this book. We set aside our coagulant dressings and hydrogen peroxide and have instead been using Dr. Hill’s instructions for dressing wounds so they heal faster.
Also surprising: The first aid stuff you need is not exotic or expensive. Dr. Hill recommends items you can get easily at a good pharmacist or online. We have built out our shop’s first aid kit to match his recommendations. And this process has brought a sense of relief. Off-the-shelf first aid kits are hit or miss when it comes to having what you need for the workshop. After reading the book, we feel prepared for *almost* everything.
With the help of "Workshop Wound Care," when (not “if”) you hurt yourself, you’ll be back at the workbench in the minimum amount of time, and with as little agony as possible.
Like all Lost Art Press books, "Workshop Wound Care" is produced and printed entirely in the United States. The 184-page book is hardbound, 4" x 6-1/2" and printed on bright #70 paper. The pages are sewn and then backed with a fiber tape so the binding will last generations.