The H-B-E-C Cadet Jottings.
Now that the holiday and swimming seasons are with us again it is of great importance to learn of the dangers which surround us at this time and which can easily spoil all our fun.
Firstly our trip away. No doubt many of you will be motoring to other parts of the country. If you should happen to suffer from travel sickness, have a light and not a heavy meal before the trip. You will find that sucking sweets such as barley sugar will help. Keep plenty of fresh air coming in the windows and if possible, have a front seat and look through the windshield. Don’t read while travelling in a car.
If you should happen to be in doubt, take a travelling pill and relax and everything will be okay.
As for swimming, it can be a source of pleasure for thousands but it can also lead to death.
Always be careful when you go swimming. By all means enjoy yourself but don’t skylark.
Don’t show off and act “the big guy”.
Don’t go swimming alone unless you are an expert and in familiar waters.
Don’t swim immediately after eating.
Don’t swim after becoming tired or exhausted.
Don’t fight against a strong current or “undertow”, but let it help you to get to the surface, to quieter waters, or, in a stream, to a bank farther downstream.
Don’t struggle if you swallow water, but clear your windpipe first.
Don’t dive into water whose depth is unknown to you.
Never call for help unless you really need it.
In particular you St. John readers, and to any person who may read this, make sure that you know how to apply artiﬁcial respiration properly and also the treatment and aftercare of the patient.
Sunburn:- Start preparing for the holiday sunshine long beforehand. To obtain a good tan without burning, expose the arms and legs and then the body gradually to the sun. Sunburn can be painful and the after-effects such as sickness and “peeling” can make a person very uncomfortable. Use sun lotions to help prevent burning and at the end of the summer you should well look a “picture of health”.
Substitute For Blood-Plasma
Blood-plasma can be substituted by the milk of coconuts, according to a scientific paper read by a Colombian, Doctor Adalberto Gallardo, at a medical conference on the island of San Andres.
Experimental work was done by Dr. Gallardo, a resident on the island, on dogs, which he injected with coconut milk. According to Dr. Gallardo, coconut milk is similar to blood plasma in its content of vitimins [vitamins], electrolytes, and proteins. Dr. Gallardo points out that the injection of blood-plasma is costly and it is always necessary to have refrigeration fascilities [facilities] at hand. It also has hazards in its application.
The milk of coconuts can always be kept available in the closed coconut, from which the milk can be passed into the human veins.