Medicine: F is for First Aid

Into a neighborhood health center crowded 44 buzzing citizens, ranging from a boy in green corduroy slacks to a determined-looking grandmother. They all came to learn First Aid from a Red Cross teacher. The teacher bustled around selling the Red Cross textbook, warning the students to keep cool, not to faint at the sight of blood. "If you see an accident," he said, "call a doctor at once. Your job is to make a victim comfortable, and prevent complications. You are not a substitute for a trained physician."

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