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September 22, 1917

Advanced First-Aid Instructions for Miners. A Report on Standardization.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(12):1026. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590390076035

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This pamphlet is the result of an evolution coinciding with the progress of first aid teaching among the employees of the mines of the country. At first this was the work of individual physicians in the anthracite region of Pennsylvania, in Alabama and in Indiana, then had the cooperation and assistance of the Red Cross, and finally was taken over as a function of the Bureau of Mines of the Department of the Interior. The pamphlet was prepared by a committee of surgeons, including those first interested in the subject, and gives the essence of their practical experience in the principles of first aid work that may be placed in lay hands. Organization, equipment, a bit of anatomy and physiology, methods of meeting emergencies, applying first aid dressings and apparatus, handling the injured, what to do and what to avoid, are all clearly and concisely set forth. The usefulness of

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