First take a First Aid Course. Then apply it at home, while waiting for the doctor. This book ties theory down to practice, in sound commonsense fashion, with pictures and diagrams where text is inadequate. Every sort of accident that may occur even in well run households, in camp or school or off on holiday, in public places where one may be called upon in emergency -- accidents from falls, from machinery, from fire, fainting, sudden pain, accidental taking of poison, suffocation, and so on--these and more are presented, defined, described, and temporary procedure indicated. A good handbook for the medicine cabinet.