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May 19, 1951

Illustrations of Bandaging and First-Aid.

JAMA. 1951;146(3):296. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670030074049

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The first edition of this book was published in 1940 at a time when there was urgent need in Great Britain to mobilize all resources for preparedness. In the preface, Miss Oakes indicates that her aim was to enable the student, by means of pictures, to master quickly the science and art of bandaging and of first aid in fractures and hemorrhages. The section on war wounds has been deleted, and a new section dealing with elastoplast and its method of application has been added.

In the main, the procedures outlined are limited to emergency first aid care. However, at certain points, and particularly in the description of the use of elastoplast, there is a departure from this plan in that the author has developed the therapeutic applications of certain procedures. The sections dealing with shock, hemorrhage and fractures contain much technical medical terminology. Although it is not stated, it

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