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By Dr. Stuart Fischer and Mark D. Steisel
People being more active in summer can mean more injuries, which might make “The Little Book of Big Medical Emergencies” handy. In simple, concise, bullet-pointed entries, it covers all the uh-oh biggies, including drowning, strokes and even gunshot wounds.
But when each of those informs “call 911,” how necessary is it? Of greater value is the section in back illustrating how to perform CPR, dislodge throat obstructions and make splints, among other hopefully lifesaving measures.