Leadership

TO REVIVE THOSE SHOCKED BY ELECTRICITY.

Issue 9 and Volume 40.

TO REVIVE THOSE SHOCKED BY ELECTRICITY. Accidental electric shocks would very often not cause death, if prompt aid could be afforded to the victims, and the efforts at reviving him are not stopped too early, animation being frequently only suspended for a time, owing to the momentary and imperfect contact of the condition as well as to the resistance of the body through which the current passes. As firemen are not unfrequently “shocked by electricity or lightning” the following directions as to affording them first aid wall be found useful: Remove immediately the person shocked by breaking the circuit, using for that purpose a stick of dry wood or any piece of dry clothing and rolling the body over to one side, or by forcing the wire away through which the current passes. When the body lies on the earth, any loose or detached piece of the man’s clothing may…

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