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"Effective Use of First-Aid Kits" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following paragraph regarding first-aid kits is taken from Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 17, January 28, 1943.

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The following incident reported from the Solomon Islands demonstrates the value of first-aid kits. It is believed that the life of a U.S. Navy airman, whose chest was pierced by a .707-mm bullet, was saved by the use of a first-aid kit prepared by a Navy lieutenant. This kit contained sulfanilamide powder, sulfathiazole tablets, morphine, and bandages. It had an accompanying sheet of mimeographed instructions with diagrams as to the use of the kit for various types of wounds. The fact that the wounded man did not have a sign of infection after a period of 7 days on an island seems proof of the effectiveness of this kit.


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