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September 2, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(10):839-840. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640100059026

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Report of First Aid Corps for 1921  The Vienna Rettungsgesellschaft, a private society which provides first aid in all public and private accidents, has just published its report for 1921. When this corps was founded, forty years ago, it was intended to serve as a rebuke to the criminal negligence of those then in authority, who were responsible for the loss of several hundreds of lives in a fire that destroyed the city theater. Supported by voluntary contributions, it has organized first aid so that, in many cities on the continent, as well as in distant countries, its working rules have been copied. Regular courses, given to the police, to the foremen of factories, to adolescents and also to numerous women, have been conducted during these forty years and have served to spread the knowledge of first aid throughout the population, to the benefit of many a sufferer. In 1921,

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