Home Defense Health Course in 3 Lessons (from the Makers of Lysol)
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1. How to Wage War on Germs
2. Nursing and Sick Room Care
3. First Aid
Softcover 16mo, 34pp. Color wraps, profusely illustrated in black and white. Very Good with light soil to wraps, and corrosion from the staples, which are no longer present. Contents clean and crisp. Published just before the United States officially entered World War II, the booklet has overt political messages aligning health and nursing with patriotism and support for the Allied efforts overseas:
"Illness, in peace--as in war-time, calls for the expert ministrations and loving care of nurses. We are thrilled by the heroic stories of London women, professional nurses and lay-persons alike, who "carry on" their expert work under fire. Remembering them, the American homemaker realizes that her peace-time task should be carried out equally well. Illness in the home calls for the same cheerful disposition, attention to detail, expert knowledge and high purpose that the women of Great Britain have shown in World War II. ...To know the simple important rules of home nursing is to possess that very formidable weapon--MORALE--in times of stress and trouble. This is every American homemaker's duty."