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September 4, 1937

Life Saving and Water Safety

JAMA. 1937;109(10):818. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780360066036

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This is an excellent and timely release. As its title indicates, it covers the water-front from the angles of life saving and safety. The coverage is complete, concise, clear, fully illustrated, and free from notions or unsupported theories. It gives full and common sense reasons for the commonly repeated and uncommonly respected rules about not swimming alone, about not swimming too soon after meals, and about sensible precautions to take when swimming at night. It deals with personal safety in swimming, bathing places (including the old swimmin' hole) and what they ought and ought not to be like, safety and self rescue in the use of small craft, drowning and elementary forms of rescue, swimming rescues and how to avoid being a second victim instead of a rescuer, recovering a submerged victim, resuscitation, special forms of rescue, and ice accidents (prevention and rescue). The full and clear descriptions, with accompanying

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