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October 2, 1937

Everyday First Aid

JAMA. 1937;109(14):1151. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780400067042

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Too frequently writers of books on first aid have erred in attempting to give too much information. This volume is different. It is unique in its manner of presentation. The reader is given an actual case to "aid," through the news report at the beginning of each chapter. In a way, each chapter is a "practice lesson" on what to do. The simple line drawings are helpful and well chosen to illustrate each lesson. The author does not indulge in moralizing to gain his objective but rather by skilful analysis leads his readers to think along the correct lines of first aid. Using the three letters of the word AID as key letters, the author states that all problems require the same technic. Thus, AID becomes "Ask—Inspect—Do." Emphasis is placed on practice. The physician can conscientiously recommend this book as an excellent addition to family libraries.

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