Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Harper, C. A.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 60: hot weather health hints PDF (1.1 MB)
Hot Weather Health Hint "Be fit" is now our country's call to every man. The-Janner, upon whom the nation depends for the food to keep our lIght- ing men "it", must also keep in the best physical condition. His, too, is a MAN'S job! Unfortunately, farmers, as a class, have neglected to look AIrt to their physical well-being. Life in the open is In their favor, but too often farmers who are robust and healthy, and free from physical defects usually have become so In spite, and not because of any systematic effort to keep fit. Practically 28 per cent of aol young men from rurtl districts esmined Jofr the draft were found below standard. Thi meane that . nearly one-third of the loutha from country hoe., between 21 and. 31 I ear. of age, were phyiacallyj or meitaZg tunfit for ,JIUftarI serice. Ig__A u oa We should begin now to correct some of these mistakes BUM~R.UIRZAESHEALTH 3131 hmy conqtlons on the farm make health rith grester X av.wmer than at other seaon. Farmers will help to keep themasive. am the aue de uriung the warm months by following caretully certain rules of hygiene aud saitatlon. The.fammer needs a varied diet of wholesome food, limited ln the Uiso to tore meal a day. He should drink liberally of wate betwse mebL. If poelble he ahould take 16 to 20 minutes rest a~ter dinner and AveOr. Regu- laril in bowel functions Is abeolutely nemeday ror health. iafl uts, bruises and scratcheg ahould be gdYou Btino to prvent tafea ar blood paboalug. In m at a puHetus eeM, 16 example by stepping on a nail, the wound should be opened, cleansed wUh bqiling water and tincture of iodine applied immediately. If it becomes inflamed a physician shoul4 be called at once. Medical advice should be sought, In all oases of punctured Wounda. Cut or scratae should be treated with todlie or a wet dreasing of a boric acid solution made by dissolving in hot water all the boric crystals or powder that the water will absorb. Care should be taken to keep dirt out of wounds. On the first idication of marked illness the former should seek proper medical advice. EMT MAY BE FATAL; TAKE CAM ! During very hot weather the farm worker needs periods of rest and should drink reaanale quantities of eold water-not tee water. Upon the slightest sign Of dizzines or unuaa 4atrue he aboud Oti wrk for a little while and, if possible, bathe his head, hands and arms In cold wator. SuZch orecautions wi1 tAd toeavid sunstroke and injury to health from what may be regarded -a hat exhauttio.-
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