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Grant S. Lipman, MD is a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in wilderness medicine at Stanford, and is now the director of the Stanford Wilderness Medicine Section and Stanford Wilderness Medicine Fellowship. He has served as chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Section of Wilderness Medicine and sits on the board of directors of the Wilderness Medical Society. He has published more than fifty original research articles and directed expedition medical care on six continents. The Scouting Guide to Wilderness First Aid is his thirdbook. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Redwood City, California.