Survival Medicine Hour: Typhoid vs. Typhus, Valerian Root, Tourniquets

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In this episode of the Survival Medicine Hour podcast, the Altons, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, discuss two epidemic diseases that sound  and look similar but aren’t: Typhoid and Typhus. Also, Nurse Amy discusses the various uses of valerian root in home remedies, and we begin a discussion of the use of tourniquets in austere environments.


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Joe and Amy Alton

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