First aid to the injured: six ambulance lectures

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Smith, Elder, & Co., 1898 - Health & Fitness - 117 pages
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Page 74 - The friction must be continued under the blanket or over the dry clothing. Promote the warmth of the body by the application of hot flannels, bottles, or bladders of hot water, heated bricks, &c., to the pit of the stomach, the arm-pits, between the thighs, and to the soles of the feet.
Page 73 - ... or five seconds, occasionally varying the side. (By placing the patient on the chest the weight of the body forces the air out; when turned on the side this pressure is removed, and air enters the chest...
Page 1 - ... be lost. When I look back on my career as a surgeon, I can with truth say that many and many are the times I have deplored that so very few people know how to render the first aid to those who have suddenly met with some injury. This specially applies to the field of battle : of the thousands -who have flocked thither in their desire to help, so few have understood how to render aid. But my remark equally applies to the circumstances of daily life. How many there are every year who die a miserable...
Page 73 - Replace the patient on the face, raising and supporting the chest well on a folded coat or other article of dress. Turn the body very gently on the side and a little beyond, and then briskly on the face, back again ; repeating these measures cautiously, efficiently, and perseveringly about fifteen times in the minute, or once every four or five seconds, occasionally varying the side.
Page 71 - ... practice by one person alone, in the following manner : — FIG. 14. — Inspiration (Silvester's method). 12. Place the apparently dead person flat on his back, raising his head and shoulders slightly by means of a folded article of dress. 13. Stand behind the patient, grasp his arms just above the elbow, and draw them gently and steadily upwards over the head, keeping them in that position for two seconds ; by this means the chest expands and air is drawn into the lungs (fig. 14). 14. Then...
Page 9 - The principal parts of the nervous system are the brain, the spinal cord, and the nerves. The Brain...
Page 85 - Till help comes, remember that acids and alkalies act as antidotes to and neutralise one another ; therefore, if an irritant acid has been swallowed, alkalies dissolved in much water should at once be given, viz. soda, potash, magnesia, lime-water. If an alkali has been taken, then give acids, viz. vinegar, lemon juice, &c. To protect the stomach and gullet from the corrosive action of irritant poisons, bland and oily fluids, such as oil, white of egg, milk, flour and water, should be freely administered....
Page 91 - No. 3 takes charge of the injured portion (limb or head), and steadies it with a hand on either side of the wound. 5. Nos. 1 and 2 then take their places at head and foot of stretcher, lift und carry off, while No.
Page 64 - ... fullest possible extent. On the other hand, unless the exercise is combined with the proper amount of rest, the results are even more disastrous, as the body becomes overworked and exhausted. Exercise is necessary at all periods of life, but especially so during childhood and early manhood or womanhood. It is the duty of all parents to see that their children enter into the school games, and spend a great deal of time in the open air. Practically all schools have now adopted physical exercises...
Page iv - having personally attended the ladies' classes of the Windsor centre of the St. John's Ambulance Association, she had felt the want of a more detailed account of the work aimed at than was supplied by notes made at the time, and this want Professor Esmarch's lectures seemed to supply.

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