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September 21, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;105(12):976-984. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760380052020

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Aug. 24, 1935.

Defense of the Civil Population Against Gas Attacks  Further information is now available concerning precautions against gas attacks on the civilian population. The St. John Ambulance Brigade is making comprehensive provision. A scheme of education and training will be in full operation by the autumn. It will include instruction of householders in precautionary measures and the formation of an air raids precautions reserve. Selected officers of the brigade from every county have already been given an intensive course of training, and virtually all the personnel of the London district—some 7,000 men and women—are now instructed in anti-gas precautions and first aid in cases of gas poisoning. The brigade is appointing an officer for every county throughout the country and also for every municipal borough. The duties of these anti-gas precautions officers, as they are called, will be important. After thorough training they

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