Broke Down; What I Should Do

Broke Down; What I Should Do

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...better. Food (strong soup is the best) should also be given now and then. II. In small, clean cut wounds, bring the edges together with strips of adhesive plaster; in wounds more than an inch in length, unite the edges with stitches. If a wound is ragged, and torn, clean it as thoroughly as possible; then cover it with vaseline and a thick layer of cotton. Fix this dressing by applying a bandage as even as possible, and with moderate firmness. When a limb is evidently broken, place it in as natural a position as possible, until the local surg-on of the company can see the patient III. Loss OF Bi, ood.--If the patient is NOT bleeding, do not apply any constriction to the limb, but cover the wounded part lightly with the softest rags to be had (linen is the best.) If there is bleeding, check it by pressure with a sponge moistened with cold or very hot water; do not try to stop it by binding up the wound. The current of the blood to the part muit be checked. To do this, find the artery, by its beating; lay a firm and even compress or pad (made of cloth or rags rolled up, or a round stone or piece of wood well wrapped) OVER. THE Artery; tie a handkerchief around the limb and compress; put a bit of stick through the handkerchief and twist the latter up until it is just tight enough to stop the bleeding; then put one end of the stick under the handkerchief to prevent untwisting. The artery in the thigh runs along the inner side of the muscle in front near the bone. A little above the knee, it passes to the back of the bone. In injuries at or above the knee, apply the compress high up, on the inner side of the thigh, with the knot on the outer side of the thigh. When.' the leg is injured below the knee, apply the compress at the back of the thigh...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236595327
  • 9781236595324