The Survival Doctor's Complete Handbook: What to Do When Help Is NOT on the Way

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by James Hubbard, MD, MPH

For the last 13 years, I’ve made it my mission to teach as many people as I can how to handle medical problems when they can’t get to a doctor. You shouldn’t have to go to medical school to be empowered to help yourself and your family.

Today, I’m proud to announce the culmination of my efforts to date. On May 17, Reader’s Digest will publish my best book yet: The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook.

And we’re publishing with a bang. If you preorder The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook before May 17, you’ll also receive my PDF guide to preventing infectious disease. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a package of medical-survival goodies valued at over $100.* To receive the PDF and drawing entry, simply email your preorder receipt to communications [at] by May 17, 2016.

Why This Book?

Ever since I started practicing medicine in the 1980s, I’ve noticed that so many intelligent people don’t have their facts straight about how to handle medical problems. There are simple steps for almost every common treatment that everyone can and should know. You’re not always going to have cellphone or Internet service, but if you keep this book with you, it will be there when you need it.

At almost 300 pages, The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook is a book I’ve envisioned for years. It’s in-depth, covers numerous problems, goes well beyond typical first-aid books, and features more than 100 illustrations, to make the information easy to follow.

I wanted a well-known publisher for it so it would be distributed as widely as possible. Reader’s Digest has been very generous in doing this, and I think they realize the importance of a book like this being available for the general public.

In my opinion, everyone should have one to several of these books so they’re easily available in situations when you might need them. I’m keeping one in my safe room, one in my bug-out bag, and one in my hiking backpack, in case someone needs it because I’m the one needing help. I advise you do to the same.

The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook makes a great gift too, even for the kids. I receive many comments and questions from children ages 10 and up on my posts. They’re interested in their health. Why not buy them a book they can use?

Preorder for Bonuses!

Preorder The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook before May 17 at or wherever books are sold and get a free guide to preventing infectious disease! Just email your receipt to communications [at] by May 17, 2016.

Plus, you’ll be entered* to win a grand prize of:

  • Membership in The Survival Doctor’s Emergencies Training Course, a video-based series
  • An autographed copy of my book Duct Tape 911: The Many Amazing Medical Things You Can Do to Tape Yourself Together
  • One of my favorite survival medical supplies—to be announced soon!

Five runners-up will receive an autographed copy of Duct Tape 911, and another five will receive the survival supply.

Here’s the deal, just between you and me: If The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook does well, you can expect to see more books on different topics. And if we make it a best seller, we’ll show the world that this is information people want and flock to. You and I already know that’s true. Now it’s time to shout it from the rooftops—and make one of the best investments you can make for yourself and your family. Are you ready? I am. Here we go.


* Limit one entry per receipt.