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Military Medical Manuals

US Air Force Captain David V. Eastham, Medical Flight Officer, 354th Medical Operations Squadron, reviewing a manual inside the cargo compartment of an Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, from the 168th Air Refueling Squadron, 168th Air Refueling Wing, during a refueling mission near Eielson Air Force Base, AK, 22 April 2003
US Air Force Captain David V. Eastham, Medical Flight Officer, 354th Medical Operations Squadron, reviewing a manual inside the cargo compartment of an Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, from the 168th Air Refueling Squadron, 168th Air Refueling Wing, during a refueling mission near Eielson Air Force Base, AK, 22 April 2003.

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Military Medical, First Aid, and Operations Manuals

Typical medical Field Manuals (FM) and Technical Manuals (TM).  Center are two editions of FM 21-11 First Aid for Soldiers
Typical medical Field Manuals (FM) and Technical Manuals (TM). Center are two editions of FM 21-11 First Aid for Soldiers.

The list below is indicative of the vast array of manuals prepared for the guidance of military medical personnel from specifics of practice through general doctrine. Many of these manuals are available on-line or in collections in digital form on CDs at low cost. Many new or reproduction manuals, current or older editions, are available on eBay or from militaria dealers. Amazon.com has quite a few titles in Military Medicine, for example U.S. Army Special Forces Medical Handbook .

The dates given in this list are for one edition of the title. Most military manuals are regularly revised so other dates earlier or later may be available. The manual number may have been reused for a differnt topic at a different time.

  • DA PAM 40-2 Medical Service. Field Sanitation Team Training(May 1967
  • NAVPERS 10081-B Standard First Aid Training Course
  • FM 3-3 Chemical & Biological Containment Avoidance
  • FM 3-3-1 Nuclear Containment Avoidance
  • FM 3-4 NBC Protection
  • FM 3-5 NBC Decontamination
  • FM 3-6 Field Behavior Of NBC Agents
  • FM 3-7 NBC Field Book
  • FM 3-14 NBC Vulnerability Analysis
  • FM 3-21 Chemical Accident Containment Control
  • FM 4-02.1 Combat Health Logistics 28 September 2001
  • FM 4-02.4 Medical Platoon Leader's Handbook 24 August 2001
  • FM 4-02.6 The Medical Company: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures 1 August 2002
  • FM 4-02.7 Health Service Support in a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Environment: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures 1 October 2002
  • FM 4-02.17 Preventive Medicine Services 28 August 2000
  • FM 4-02.21 Division and Brigade Surgeon's Handbook 15 November 2000
  • FM 4-02.24 Area Support Medical Battalion Tactics,Techniques and Procedures 28 August 2000
  • FM 4-02.283 Treatment of Nuclear and Radiological Casualties 20 December 2001
  • FM 8-9 NATO Handbook on the Medical Aspects of NBC Defensive Operations February 1996
  • FM 8-10 Medical Field Manual Medical Service of the Division 1940
  • FM 8-10 Medical Service Theater of Operations November 1959
  • FM 8-10 Health Service Support 01 march 1991
  • FM 8-10-1 The Medical Company 29 December 1994
  • FM 8-10-3 Division Medical Operations Center 12 November 1996
  • FM 8-10-4 Medical Platoon Leaders Handbook 16 November 1990
  • FM 8-10-5 Brigade & Division Surgeon's Handbook 10 June 1991
  • FM 8-10-6 Medical Evacuation in a Theater of Operations 14 April 2000
  • FM 8-10-7 Health Service Support in a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Environment 22 April 1993
  • FM 8-10-9 Combat Health Logistics in a Theater of Ops 3 October 1995
  • FM 8-10-14 Employment of the Combat Support Hospital 29 December 1994
  • FM 8-10-15 Employment of the Field & General Hospital 26 March 1997
  • FM 8-10-16 Army Medical Information Operations 3 September 1998
  • FM 8-10-18 Veterinary Service 12 August 97
  • FM 8-10-19 Dental Service Support in a Theater of Operations 12 May 1993
  • FM 8-10-24 Area Support Medical Battalion 13 October 1993
  • FM 8-10-25 Employment of Forward Surgical Teams 30 September 1997
  • FM 8-10-26 Employment of the Medical Company Air Ambulance 16 February 1999
  • FM 8-15 Medical Field Manual. Medical Service of the Corps and Army 25 February 1941
  • FM 8-22 The Combat Medic May 1972
  • FM 8-36 The Aidman's Medical Guide
  • FM 8-40 Management of Skin Diseases in the Tropics at unit level 31 October 1977
  • FM 8-42 Medical Operations in a Low Intensity Conflict 27 October 1997
  • FM 8-45 Combat Health Support for Army Special Ops Forces 21 June 2000
  • FM 8-50 Bandaging and Splinting June 1957
  • FM 8-50 Prevention And Medical Management Of Laser Injuries 8 August 1990
  • FM 8-51 Combat Stress Control In A Theater Of Operations C1 30 January 1998
  • FM 8-55 Planning for Health Support Services Support 09 September 1994
  • FM 8-230 The Medical Specialist
  • FM 8-284 Treatment of Biological Warfare Casualties 17 July 2000
  • FM 8-285 Treatment of Chemical Agent Casualties and Conventional Military Chemical Injuries 22 December 1995
  • FM 21-10 Field Hygiene and Sanitation 21 June 2000
  • FM 21-10-1 Unit Field Sanitation Team 11 October 1989
  • FM 21-11 First Aid for Soldiers 27 October 1988
  • FM 21-20 Physical Fitness Training 30 September 1992
  • FM 22-9 Soldiers Performance in Continuous Operations 12 December 1991
  • FM 22-101 Leadership Counseling
  • FM 22-51 Leader's Manual for Combat Stress Control 29 September 1994
  • TM 8-230 Medical And Surgical Technicians August 1950
  • TM 11-3 Medical Records for Casualties. Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization 1959

Medical MOS Training Guides

Each medical military occupational specialty (MOS) has a specific training guide to teach the skills required to perform the assigned tasks. In addition to the manual, there is training in the practical techniques and skills under the guidance of an experienced trainer.

The following manuals (STPs) are the Soldier's Manual and Trainers's Guide for the indicated MOS. The STP number includes the MOS and Skill Levels. For example, STP 8-91M25-SM-TG means MOS 91M, Skill Levels 2/3/4/5. This list is indicative, not exhaustive.

  • STP 8-42E14-SM-TG MOS 42E Optical Laboratory Specialist
  • STP 8-71G15-SM-TG MOS 71G Patient Administration Specialist
  • STP 8-76J15-SM-TG MOS 76J Medical Supply Specialist
  • STP 8-91E15-SM-TG MOS 91E Dental Specialist
  • STP 8-91M25-SM-TG MOS 91M Hospital Food Service Specialist
  • STP 8-91Q15-SM-TG MOS 91Q Pharmacy Specialist
  • STP 8-91R15-SM-TG MOS 91R Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist
  • STP 8-91S15-SM-TG MOS 91S Preventive Medicine Specialist
  • STP 8-91T14-SM-TG MOS 91T Animal Care Specialist
  • STP 8-91V14-SM-TG MOS 91V Respiratory Specialist
  • STP 8-91W15-SM-TG MOS 91W Health Care Specialist
  • STP 8-91X14-SM-TG MOS 91X Mental Health Specialist
  • STP 8-91A15-SM-TG MOS 91A Medical Equipment Repairer

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