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Paperback: $26.99
ISBN-13: 9780824819002
Published: June 1997

All Stings Considered: First Aid and Medical Treatment of Hawaii's Marine Injuries

  • About the Book
  • Does urinating on Portuguese man-of-war stings do any good? Will coral grow inside coral cuts? Why do so many marine cuts in Hawaii become infected?

    All Stings Considered answers these and many other questions about the injuries that can occur while working or playing in Hawaii's ocean waters. Covering far more than stings, this book's topics range from barracuda bites to sunburn; from ciguatera fish poisoning to swimmer's ear. This generously illustrated volume is the only medical guide that specifically addresses Hawaii's unique marine species.

    This book is for anyone who goes near or into the water … or cares for those who do. It describes injury prevention and first aid in everyday language with descriptions and pictures for the layperson and more specialized information on each type of injury for the medical professional.

  • Contributors
    • A former registered nurse, Susan Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Hawai‘i in 1985 and is a graduate of the university’s Marine Option Program, where she specialized in marine science journalism. Since 1987, Susan has written the weekly “Ocean Watch” column for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and has worked as a volunteer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 1989.