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February 18, 1893

Hand-Book of Emergencies and Common Ailments.

JAMA. 1893;XX(7):193-194. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420340027013

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Here is a book that physicians can conscientiously advise their patients to read. It is full of common sense, and scientific facts made comprehensible to the reader of average intelligence. The uses of domestic remedies and of many new ones are taught. Proper precautions are given concerning the employment of these, and of illuminating oils, gas, etc. There are directions for resuscitating persons who are apparently drowned, asphyxiated, poisoned, etc. Tables of poisons and their antidotes, and the proper treatment, are given a conspicuous place. It may be thought that the people should not be taught to administer such remedies as laudanum and chloroform, but if they will keep them in the house and use them in the absence of medical advice, it is no doubt best that they should have such a guide as this book provides. If they do not deviate from the directions laid down, no harm

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