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July 25, 1959


JAMA. 1959;170(13):1558-1559. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010130062021

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First Aid Training Kit.—  The Gunter Air Force Base, Ala., branch of the School of Aviation Medicine has developed an inexpensive and simple training kit which will enable military or civilian nonmedical personnel to teach anyone the fundamentals of emergency medical care in one-third the time previously required. In announcing the development of the teaching kit, the Air Force surgeon general said that the kit had simplified the teaching of basic emergency medical care to the point where practically anyone who can read may now teach others emergency medical care in the field. The teaching kit covers the basic emergency field treatment of radiation exposure, shock, cuts, wounds, burns, and movement of injured persons. It weighs only 75 lb. and probably could be mass produced at an estimated cost of less than $100 each.

Personal.—  Major Gen. Olin F. McIlnay, deputy surgeon general of the United States Air

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