It’s an emergency!

family emergencies cover

Family Emergencies
Falletta
1986

What’s with the kid on the bike?  Is he hurt? Being chased by zombies? I am not sure where the publishers were headed with this cover art.

Most of the contents are predictable and cover generic situations. I feel that this whole book is not organized properly and that it feels a bit light on details. I guess the best word would be amateurish.

The snake and insect bite info is not very helpful. (It also bothers me that they refer to spiders and scorpions as insects.) I would think some more in depth descriptions of the actual spiders or snakes would be helpful. Some of these creatures are specific to certain climates or regions. It’s not like I have to worry about too many scorpion problems in Michigan. Regardless, as medical and safety information, it should be weeded, as I am sure it is out of date.

Mary

 

back cover of family emergencies

when you are alone with an emergency

cold exposures

snake bites

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9 comments

  1. When you’re alone and need first aid: ask questions. Sooo who am I supposed to ask? The snake? The cactus I fell on after the snake bit me?

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  2. Given this predates the proliferation of cell phones, I imagine the answer to “How can I get help?” isn’t that up to date.

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  3. My (American) family moved to a developing country for a couple of years when I was young, and we had a similar book to help us in case of medical need. Not that different from how people use Dr. Google now.

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  4. Nowadays, there’s an app for that. (I actually have several on my phone but luckily I haven’t needed to use them.)

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  5. That cover is oddly disturbing. I’d have to turn it face-down if it was in the room with me.

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