Medicine: First Aid

Surgeon Byron Polk Stookey of Manhattan last week offered operators of the 200,000 gasoline filling stations in the U. S. an advertising slogan: "Buy at a gas station equipped to render first aid." Grisly though the thought is, fact remains that 1,285,000 people were injured in 863,300 motor accidents last year. Chances are that some of the 37,000 injured who die might be saved if gas stations, especially in isolated districts, were equipped to render aid until doctors and ambulances arrive or hospitals can be reached.


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