First Aid in Illness and Injury: Comprised in a Series of Chapters on the Human Machine, Its Structure, Its Implements of Repair, and the Accidents and Emergencies to which it is Liable

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Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1892 - First aid in illness and injury - 304 pages
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Page 262 - In case of fracture of the lower extremities, he is carried uphill feet foremost and downhill head foremost to prevent the weight of the body from pressing down on the injured part.
Page 261 - In wounds of the abdomen the best position is on the injured side, or on the back if the front of the abdomen is injured, the legs in either case being drawn up, and a pillow or other available object placed under the knees to keep them bent. In an injury of the upper extremity calling for litter transportation, the...
Page 257 - The open litter should be lifted and lowered slowly and without jerk, both ends simultaneously, the rear bearer moving in accord with the front bearer, so as to maintain the canvas horizontal. In fact, the open litter should be handled for purposes of drill as if it were a loaded litter, and as soon as the men are familiar with its manual the drill should, whenever practicable, be with loaded litter.
Page 261 - ... the legs in either case being drawn up, and a pillow or other available object placed under the knees to keep them bent. In an injury of the upper extremity calling for litter transportation, the best position is on the back with the injured arm laid over the body or suitably placed by its side, or on the uninjured side with the wounded arm laid over the body. In injuries of the lower extremity the patient should be on his back, or inclining toward the wounded side; in...
Page 50 - ... a button and was somewhat deflected. It entered the middle of the breast above the breast bone, but did not penetrate far. When the President was undressed for the operation the bullet fell from his clothing upon the table. The second and serious wound was a bullet hole in the abdomen, about five inches below the left nipple and an inch and a half to the left of the median line. The bullet which caused that wound penetrated both the interior and posterior walls of the stomach, going completely...
Page 249 - Sir, men absent and without command takes his post. If the platoon cannot be formed by squads, the platoon sergeant commands: 1. Inspection, 2. ARMS, 3. Right shoulder, 4. ARMS, and calls the roll. Each man as his name is called answers Here and executes order arms.
Page 256 - MARCH, the bearers step off, No. 2 with the left, No. 3 with the right foot, taking short sliding steps of about 20 inches, to avoid jolting and to secure a uniform motion to the litter. Nos. 1 and 4 step off with the left foot.
Page 108 - Place one of the compresses on the wound, removing the oiled paper. In cases of large wounds, open the compress and cover the whole wound, then use triangular bandage, as shown by illustration on the same.
Page 58 - The brachial artery (a. brachiaHa) commences at the lower margin of the tendon of the Teres major, and, passing down the inner and anterior aspect of the arm...
Page 246 - The captain aligns the officers and the front rank:, the right guide, the rear rank; the captain verifies the alignment of the rear rank and of the file closers; the officers and file closers turn their heads and eyes to the front as soon as their alignment is verified. At the command front, the...

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