A Text-Book of First Aid and Emergency Treatment

A Text-Book of First Aid and Emergency Treatment

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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: ...the chest and face and by exercises' to strengthen the heart and bloodvessels. When psychic influences, such as the sight of an operation, cause faintness, it is possible to school oneself by repeatedly being present at operations, and thus overcoming the tendency to faint, and by taking the sitting position outlined above when the first feeling of faintness occurs. Once conquered the condition is not apt to recur. SUNSTROKE.. When one is exposed to the rays of the sun or to extreme heat the tendency is toward an increase of the internal temperature of the body. Thus a temperature of 100 F. in very hot weather is not uncommon and has no special significance. The normal loss of heat is increased through increased perspiration and the rise of temperature does not become excessive. The mechanism which causes the dilatation of the surface vesssels and increased perspiration is under the control of the brain and nervous system. After prolonged exposure to the sun the nerves which control this regulation become exhausted, with the result that the temperature of the body gradually rises, in severe cases rising as high as 110 to 112 F. This condition is known as heatstroke or sunstroke. The higher temperatures, unless 1 One of the best exercises to cure the fainting habit consists in bending forward so the outstretched hands nearly touch the ground, and holding this position until the face is slightly flushed. Then stand erect and repeat this movement fifteen to twenty times. rapidly counteracted, result, in a short time, in unconsciousness and death. Symptoms.--The attacks may be preceded, for several hours or even two or three days, by certain warning signs or symptoms, such as muscular weakness and fatigue, nausea, a sensation of...
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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236877144
  • 9781236877147