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January 1, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(1):44-45. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680270044020

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First Aid  In the monthly review La Croix Rouge de Belgique, M. Dronsart, director of the Belgian Red Cross Society, describes the organization of first aid. There is only incomplete organization of first aid in Belgium. Some cities, however, particularly Antwerp, have been considering the subject. Dronsart explains how a complete first-aid service may function, while taking account of the already existing agencies. He recommends that: (1) placards be affixed to the residences of persons who are willing to allow their telephone to be used by the public in case of accidents; (2) first-aid stations and first-aid outfits be established—always with suitable signs indicating their location, and (3) in large cities there be created a main first-aid station, consisting of a waiting room, bath rooms, emergency room, operating room and a sick-ward. Such service should include, in each city, a depository for first-aid equipment, to be established by the local

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