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November 12, 1887

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1887;IX(20):636-637. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400190028012

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

St. John Ambulance Association—Salicylate of Mercury—Salicylate of Lithia— Visceral Symptoms in Acute Rheumatism—Ether an Adjuvant to Strophanthus—Homœpathy in Liverpool—Loss of the Nails in Telegraph Operators.

The work of the St. John Ambulance Association has attained a magnitude that could hardly have been anticipated at the time of its commencement in 1877. The Annual Report of that organization shows that it has established administrative centers in all parts of the World. Its object is to disseminate sound information as to the best means of affording first aid to the injured. Ten years ago its beneficent proposals were received with very general reserve. To be able to give trained and intelligent assistance in case of accident was obviously very desirable for everybody, but the practicability of rendering the generality of persons capable of doing so seemed to many very doubtful. The Association has now 270 administrative centers and

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