National Geographic : 1948 Jun
Q. Do you know what to do if there's an accident? A. If you know and can use First Aid after an accident, you may prevent a lasting injury, even save a life. Acci dents will injure 9 million Americans this year. One may happen where you are, and it's up to you to know what 4 to do-and what not to do until competent medical help I arrives. To learn the new, approved First Aid methods, register for the classes held by your local chapter of the Red Cross. Q. Do you know what not to do? A. Don't try to be the doctor! Do whatever is necessary to save the victim's life, and to prevent shock by keeping him warm and quiet, but no more. Don't move the patient unless it is absolutely necessary. Don't give unconscious persons water or liquids. Remember, doing the wrong thing may be worse than doing nothing, and a good rule to follow is "If in doubt-DON'T." Q. Have you a First Aid Book in your home? A. About one half of all accidents occur in the home, and a first aid book should be a "must" in your medicine cabinet. If you don't have one, send for Metropolitan's booklet, "FirstAid." It gives the proper immediate treat ment for bleeding, stoppage of breathing, poisoning, burns, broken bones, and many other emergencies. To get your free copy, simply fill in and mail the coupon below. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company COPYRIGHT1948-METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCECO 1 Madison Avenue, NewYork 10, N.. Met pol titan ife Please send me a copy of your booklet, 68-N, Metrn entitled "First Aid." In SU race Com pa ny Name (A MUTUAL COMPANY) FrederickH. Ecker, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Street Leroy A. Lincoln, PRESIDENT City State___ 1 MADISON AVE., NEW YORK 10, N.Y . ! TO VETERANS-IF YOU HAVE NATIONAL SERVICE LIFE INSURANCE-KEEP IT!