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January 1943

Physician's Reference Book of Emergency Medical Service

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1943;47(1):157-158. doi:10.1001/archderm.1943.01500190160023

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This book has been printed and distributed as a public service to physicians in the Emergency Medical Service of the United States of America by the medical department of E. R. Squibb & Sons. Compiled mainly from British medical literature and in part from American sources, it presents practical experience acquired in handling civilian war casualties. The articles are taken from the Military Surgeon, from the Lancet, from bulletins of the Office of Civilian Defense, in Washington, D. C., and from British government printing offices.

The book is divided into three sections: Section 1 deals with precautionary measures for the protection of hospitals and civilian health. Section 2 deals with the organization of hospital services in relation to first aid and reception of casualties. Section 3 deals with the management of casualties and contains articles on shock, burns, wounds and fractures, blast injuries, crush injuries and war gas injuries.


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