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22   Art o, f Travel.

I reprint here the instructions circulated by Dr. Marshall Hall:

" 1. Treat the patient instantly, on the spot, in the open air, exposing the face and chest to the breeze (except in severe weather).

" To Clear the Throat-2. Place the patient gently on the face, with one wrist under the forehead ; all fluids and the tongue itself then fall forwards, leaving the entrance into the windpipe free. If there be breathing-wait and watch ; if not, or if it fail,

" To Excite Respiration-3. Turn the patient well and instantly on his side, and-4. Excite the nostrils with snuff, the throat with a feather, &c., dash cold water on the face previously rubbed warm. If there be no success, lose not a moment, but instantly

" To Imitate Respiration-5. Replace the patient on his face, raising and supporting the chest well on a folded coat or other article of dress;-6. Turn the body very gently on the side and a little beyond, and then briskly on the face, alternately ; repeating these measures deliberately, efficiently, and perseveringly fifteen times in the minute, occasionally varying the side ; when the patient reposes on the chest, this cavity is compressed by the weight of the body, and expiration takes place ; when he is turned on the side, this pressure is removed, and inspiration occurs. 7. When the prone position is resumed, make equable but efficient pressure, with brisk movement, along the back of the chest ; removing it immediately before rotation on the side : the first measure augments the expiration, the second commences inspiration. The result is-Respiration;-and, if not too late,-Life.

" To induce Circulation and Warmth-8. Rub the limbs upwards, with firm grasping pressure and with energy, using handkerchiefs, &c. By this measure the blood is propelled along the veins towards the heart. 9. Let the limbs be thus dried and warmed, and then clothed, the bystanders supplying coats, waistcoats, &c. 10. Avoid the continuous warmbath, and the position on or inclined to the back."

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