Annual Report of the Operations of the United States Life-Saving Service for the Fiscal Year Ending ...

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1887

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Page 377 - IV. AFTER-TREATMENT.—Externally: As soon as breathing is established, let the patient be stripped of all wet clothing, wrapped in blankets only, put to bed comfortably warm, but with a free circulation of fresh air, and left to perfect rest. Internally: Give whiskey or brandy and hot water in doses of a
Page 377 - bare hands, dry flannels, or handkerchiefs, and continuing the friction under the blankets or over the dry clothing. The warmth of the body can also be promoted by the application of hot flannels to the stomach and armpits, bottles or bladders of hot water, heated bricks, &c., to the limbs and soles of the feet.
Page 376 - times in a minute, and continue thus this bellows movement with the same regularity that is observable in the natural motions of breathing which you are imitating. If natural breathing be not restored, after a trial of the bellows movement for the space of three or four minutes, then turn the
Page 349 - rendered upon any occasion of disaster, or in any effort to save persons from drowning, at such rate, not to exceed ten dollars for each volunteer, as the Secretary of the Treasury may determine ; pay of volunteer crews for drill and exercise ; fuel for stations
Page 376 - however, absolutely essential to success. Kneel beside or astride the patient's hips, and with the balls of the thumbs resting on either side of the pit of the stomach, let the fingers fall into the grooves between the short ribs, so as to afford the best grasp of the waist,
Page 360 - the end of the hawser up BETWEEN the parts of the whip before making it fast. When the hawser is made fast, the whip cast off from the hawser, and your signals seen by the life-saving crew, they will haul the hawser tant and by means of the whip will haul off to your ship
Page 358 - lights should be burned, or, if the weather be foggy, guns should be fired to attract attention, as the patrolman may be some distance away on the other end of his beat. Masters are particularly cautioned, if they should be driven ashore anywhere in the neighborhood of the stations, especially on any of the
Page 7 - A compilation of the statistics of wrecks and casualties which have occurred on or near the coasts and on the rivers of the United States, and to American vessels at sea or on the coasts of foreign countries, collected under
Page 361 - from the shore may be taken as evidence that a line has been fired across your vessel. Therefore, upon hearing the cannon, make strict search aloft, fore and aft, for the shot-line, for it is almost certain to be there. Though the movements of the life-saving crew may not
Page 358 - coasts where there is not much danger of vessels breaking up immediately, to remain on board until assistance arrives, and under no circumstances should they attempt to land through the surf in their own boats until the last hope of assistance from the shore has vanished. Often when comparatively smooth at sea a dangerous surfis running which is not perceptible

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