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January 2, 1943

Emergency Care

JAMA. 1943;121(1):90. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840010092036

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The title of this book implies correctly that it is more than just another manual on first aid. Col. Walter P. Davenport states in a foreword that in addition to fulfilling its purpose as a nurses' manual for service in national and civilian emergencies it will prove of assistance to nurses in their professional duties and will orient them in the realities of nursing as modified by the necessities of military service. The book is divided into sections devoted to general emergencies, hospital accidents, accidents due to individual activities—home and farm accidents— occupational emergencies—camp, school and industry—public emergencies (major disasters) and national and civil emergencies. This results in some problems in arrangement, such as the separation of the newer methods of treating burns, which appear under General Emergencies, from another discussion of burns which appears under Home and Farm Accidents, the latter dealing principally with prevention—use of matches, hot liquids

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