Camp 1967, By Janice Waltzer liberalmind1012 Taken June 1967 CC BY 2.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en
Sunburn Prevention: To prevent sunburn the counselor should arrange to have campers exposed to the sun gradually. A thick coating of Talcum powder on exposed parts will help lessen the severity of a possible burn.
Reuel A. Benson, M.D. and Jacob A. Goldberg. The Camp Counselor: Responsibilities and Opportunities In Promoting Physical, Mental, Emotional, And Social Well-Being Of Campers, p. 147. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1951.
Join us for a look inside the Health Sciences Library collection. As summer approaches and the lure of the great outdoors is strong, you might enjoy reading about some outdoor related topics. Click on the subject tabs above to peruse books on the effects of sun, the use of plants in medicine, allergies, wilderness medicine and more. Don't miss these quaint historical selections: The Camp Physician's Manual and The Camp Counselor.
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The type of clothing worn is an important repellant to insect bites, especially bees. White or light-colored clothing with a smooth, hard finish is less likely to incite bees. They are attracted to dark, rough, wooly material.
While many people are bitten, the most immediate and dramatic effects occur in those individuals who are highly sensitive to a particular species of insects. Fortunately, of the 800, 000 known species, only about 30 cause allergic reactions.
David Goldring, The Camp Physician's Manual, pp. 80-81. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas Publisher, 1967.
Osage Copperhead, courtesy the Missouri Department of Conservation
Emergency Don'ts: Never give whiskey or any other alcoholic beverage for snake bite or shock. In shock, alcohol is of no value. In snake bite, it is harmful.
Reuel A. Benson, M.D. and Jacob A. Goldberg. The Camp Counselor: Responsibilities and Opportunities In Promoting Physical, Mental, Emotional, And Social Well-Being Of Campers, p. 158. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1951.