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Benjamin Harrow, professor of chemistry at City College introduces the day's speaker Dr. C. W. Cutler, Junior Chief of Emergency Medical Services in Manhattan.
Dr. Cutler points out that New York City may one day become a target of the war and notes the ways the medical profession is preparing itself for an attack. He discusses the medical field's service to the armed forces as well as the civilian population. He notes that there are emergency field units ready for any event - day or night. In addition to protecting against injury, it is the responsibility of the medical field to protect against epidemics.
He notes the developments that have been made in blood transfusions, burn and wound treatment, and fighting infections.
He goes on to the difficulties medical specialist have overcome in the field of aeronautics, which places unique strains on the body.
Audio courtesy of the City University of New York
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