WWII - The Complete First Aid Outfit Book and A.R.P. London: Odhams Press Limited, [c.1939].
4to., original red pebble-grain cloth, embossed with title and medical device to upper cover and spine; pp. 128, with numerous black and white diagrams, many full-page, and frontis showing pressure points for arterial bleeding; with original first aid kit housed in plastic front pouch containing 15 items: Boric Lint, Boric Acid Ointment, Bandages, Ammonia, White Jaconet, Zinc Oxide Plaster, Iodine Tincture, Safety Pins, Cotton Wool Pads, Burn and Finger Dressings; retaining the elastic place holders, but without the small rolls of elastic plaster sometimes found; some scattered foxing and browning, worst affected area front free endpaper and rear paste-down; head of spine nicked and slightly split at joints; further overall rubbing of the boards.
A remarkable WWII survival, containing one of the most complete first aid kits we have seen. This combined booklet and medical kit was intended for use by the A.R.P. (Air Raid Precaution) wardens. The text is divided into eight chapters: First Aid; Bandaging, Sprains, Dislocations and Fractures; Haemorrhage; Unconsciousness; General Accidents; High-Explosive and Incendiary Bombs; and First Aid for Gas Casualties. Sections also include information on organising evacuations and shelters. The forward has been provided by N. Corbet Fletcher, Surgeon-in-Chief of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade from 1936 to 1950.
OCLC locates copies at the British Library, Chicago, Yale, Oregan and UCLA only.
Because of the nature of this item, we are unable to ship outside the UK.