Drill Regulations and Service Manual for Sanitary Troops, United States Army, 1914; Corr. to April 15, 1917. (Changes, Nos. 1 to 4)
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... there and what to do for himself and others. Most of these wounds are made by the rifle ball, fewer by shell or shrapnel, while those made by the saber and bayonet come last in frequency. WOUNDS. The first-aid packet. 286. When a ball enters or goes through the muscles or soft parts of the body alone, generally nothing need be done except to protect the wound or wounds with the contents of the first-aid packet. Each packet contains: (1) Two bandages of absorbent sublimated (1:1000) gauze, 4 by 84 inches. (2) Two compresses of absorbent sublimated (1:1000) gauze, each composed of J square yard of gauze, folded so as to make a compress 3 by 7 inches. One compress to be placed lengthwise in the center of each bandago and retained in position by sewing along one end and across the center. The loose end of the compress is then folded on the sewed Eart and held by one or two stitches, thus making a compress 3J y 3 inches. Each bandage thus prepared to be rolled loosely from each end, with the roll toward the back of the bandage, until the compress is reached. The latter is now folded through the center and the flattened rolls of the bandage laid on either side of the folded compress. Each bandage then to be wrapped separately in parchment or waxed paper. (3) Two No. 3 safety pins wrapped in waxed paper. The two compresses and the safety pins are then wrapped together in tough paper on which simple directions for application are printed. The packet thus prepared to be placed in a hermetically sealed metal case with a suitable arrangement for easy opening. All contents of the case must be sterile. Dimensions of the case should not exceed 4 by 2 by 16 inches. The words "First-aid packet, U. S. Army," are stamped on the metal...
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