Drill Regulations and Outlines of First Aid for the Hospital Corps, United States Army

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1900 - First aid in illness and injury - 135 pages

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Page 10 - ... third and fourth fingers back of the grip; at the same time hook up the scabbard with the thumb and first two fingers of the left hand, thumb through the upper ring, fingers supporting it; drop the left hand by the side. This is the position of carry saber dismounted.
Page 17 - At the command march, given as the right foot strikes the ground, advance and plant the left foot, then face to the right in marching and step off in the new direction with the right foot.
Page 19 - Each man steps off in a direction 45 to the right of his original front. He preserves his relative position, keeping his shoulders parallel to those of the guide...
Page 81 - These poles are laid parallel to each other, large ends to the front, and 2% feet apart ; the small ends about 3 feet apart, and one of them projecting about 8 or 10 inches beyond the other. The poles are connected by a crossbar about 6 feet from the front ends and another about 6 feet back of the first, each notched at its ends and securely lashed at the notches to the poles. Between the crosspieces the litter bed, 6 feet long, is filled in with canvas, blanket, etc., securely fastened to the poles...
Page 9 - About, 2. FACE. Carry the toe of the right foot about a half foot-length to the rear and slightly to the left of the left heel without changing the position of the left foot; face to the rear, turning to the right on the left heel and right toe; place the right heel by the side of the left.
Page 126 - TRANSPORTATION. The carriage of patients, for moderate distances on or from the field, is best done with the service litter, and when that can not be procured, by some improvised substitute which secures the comfort and safety of the person disabled. These methods, and those by one or more bearers, are fully described in the Drill Regulations for the Hospital Corps, and are not repeated here.
Page 102 - ... to the soldier, it is the more necessary that he should know what to expect there, and what to do for himself and others. Most of these wounds are made by the rifle ball, fewer by shell or shrapnel, while those made by the saber and bayonet come last in frequency.
Page 106 - This pressure stops the current of blood in the same way that you would stop the flow of water in a leaky rubber hose or tube by pressing upon it between the leak and the pump, or other source of power. The points or places where you can best do this for the different parts of the body are illustrated in the woodcuts.
Page 114 - You will usually know when one of these long bones is broken by the way the arm or leg is held, for the wounded man loses power of control over the limb, and it is no longer firm and straight. What you must do is much the same in all cases — straighten the limb gently, pulling upon the end of it firmly and quietly when this is necessary, and fix or retain it in position by such splints or other material as you may have. This is called " setting
Page 114 - setting" the bone. If you have none of the splint material supplied, many common materials will do for immediate and temporary use — a shingle or piece of board, a carbine boot, a scabbard, a tin gutter or rain spout cut and fitted to the limb, a bunch of twigs, etc. Whatever material you choose must be well padded upon the side next to the limb, and afterwards secured or bound firmly in place, care being taken never to place the bandage over the fracture, but always above and below. Some of these...

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