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z6z Boy Scouts your coat or �blanket. Rub his arms ad legs toward his body but do not uncover him to do this. If you have amoah or smelling salts, place them before the ltieat's nose so he may breathe them. This is all you can do when unconsdousness is complete. i When the patient begins to recover a little, however, and as 'soon s he can swallow, give him hot tea or coffee, or a half teaspoonful of aromatic spirits of ammonia in a quarter glass of water. i Warning: Remember always that a person with shock may have some other serious injuries. These you should always look for and treat if necessary. Injuries in Which the Skin is Not Broken--Fractures A fracture is the same thing as a broken bone. When the bone p/erces or breaks through the r&in, /t is called  compound fracture, and when it does ut, a simple fracture. A scout is in the country w/th a camrade. The latter mounts a stone wall to cross it. The wall falls with h/m and he calls out for help. When the other scout reaches lfira, he finds the injured scout lying fiat on the ground with both legs .stretched out. One of these does not look qu/te natural, and the scout Splints for broken tgh complains of a great deal o� pain at the m/ddle oi the ,thi and thinks be felt something break when he fell. He cannot raise the injured, leg. Crdully rip the trousers and the underclothi at the seam to above the .pa!Mul poinL When you have done t.h[ the deformity will indicate the ]caion of the fracture. You must be very gentle now or you will do harm, but/f one hami is out above .mk the