Drill Regulations for the Hospital Corps, United States Navy, 1907; Prepared Under the Direction of the Surgeon-General, U. S. Navy

Drill Regulations for the Hospital Corps, United States Navy, 1907; Prepared Under the Direction of the Surgeon-General, U. S. Navy

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...right for left and vice versa. By Two Bearers. 120. By the extremities: 1. Head and feet, 2. Posts. At posts, bearers take position at patient No. 1 between the patient's legs and No. 2 at his head, both facing toward his feet: 1. Prepare to lift, 2. Left. At the first command, the rear bearer, having raised the patient to a sitting posture, clasps him from behind around the body under the arms, while the front bearer, standing between the legs, pastes his hands from the outside under the flexed knees. At lift both rise together. This method requires no effort on the part of the patient; but is not applicable to severe injuries of the extremities. (b) TRANSPORTATION ON SHIPBOARD-NAVS LITTER (STOKES SPLINT STRETCHER). Litter Drill. 121. The purpose of this drill is to teach the most useful methods of handling sick and wounded, to secure concerted action, and for the disciplining effect which follows drill in prompt obedience to the word of command. When the men have thoroughly mastered it, litter squads should work independently as in actual service. 122. The navy litter weighs about 20 pounds, is 6 feet 8 inches in length, 20 inches wide at the shoulder, and 8 inches deep throughout. The frame, which is constructed of half inch galvanized steel, consists of a horizontal piece to which alone the wire mesh is attached and which is doubled at the hand openings at the side to give a satisfactory grip. The grips of the hand openings at the head and foot are tapering, and are larger than those at the sides. They inclose the frame, at the openings, and are 5 inches long, with a diameter of about 1J inches at the center, tapering off toward the ends, where they have a diameter of about three-fourths of an inch. At the head of the litter is an opening in...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 123661240X
  • 9781236612403