While the usually thin, watery esophageal and gastric secret...
This distressing symptom, which accompanies various illnesses,...
Early Symptoms Of Irritating Foreign Body Such As A Peanut Kernel In The Bronchus
1. Initial laryngeal spasm is almost invariably present wit...
A sensation sometimes very much annoys patients, which they de...
I was practicing in Cincinnati during the prevalence of Chole...
Do Not Hurry
HOW can any one do anything well while in a constant ...
Pulmonary Stenosis Pulmonary Obstruction
If stenosis is actually present in this location, the lesion ...
Ablutions And Rubbing With Iced Water Or Snow
In a few very obstinate cases, when no rash would appear afte...
Congenital And Pathological Deformities Of The Prepuce And Urethra Stricture And Mechanical Obstructions Of The Urethra
When any of the central organs of the body presents in a fo...
The Woman At The Next Desk
IT may be the woman sewing in the next chair; it may ...
ROBERT FLUDD, surnamed "the Searcher," an English physician, ...
The part of the heart most affected is the part which has the...
The patient is quite helpless, and there is usually a strong s...
Fatty degeneration of the heart muscle may be caused by acute...
The Extraction Of Tightly Fitting Foreign Bodies From The Bronchi
Annular Edema Such objects as marbles, pebbles, corks, etc.,...
Where There Is A Will There Is A Way!
I have been frequently compelled to resort to these milder ap...
Fixation of the crico-arytenoid joints with an approximation...
There are gradations of fasting measures ranging from rigorou...
Seamill Sanatorium And Hydropathic
Very soon after the appearance of these "Papers on Health," th...
The pleura is the tender double web, or membrane, which lines ...
Source: Papers On Health
This may with advantage to the health of the skin and body
in general, be indulged in every morning during some of the toilet
operations, such as shaving, or preferably, dumbell exercise or Swedish
gymnastics. If exercises are done in a nude condition the utmost
freedom for the muscles is obtained. In a short time a notable change
will be observed in the skin, which will lose its pasty appearance, and
become soft flesh and of a healthy colour. If possible have the bedroom
with windows facing the morning sun, so that the sunlight can also
shine in. There are many sanitaria on the Continent and in America
where this form of "bathing" is practised. Indeed, one of the great
benefits of sea-bathing (overlooked in this country) is the exposure of
the skin to air and light. Consequently if the weather and social
custom permits, as much time as possible should be spent after
immersion, lounging on the sand. A child's natural instinct leads it to
play about after its bath in the sea instead of coming at once to be
A young infant will enjoy lying on a rug on the floor without any
clothing and with the window open. Older children will benefit by
running about the garden in summer time in bare feet, and with only one
garment, say a cotton frock.
It is a great mistake to clothe children too warmly, indeed, the same
may be said of adults. Garments should always be loose and porous, so
as to allow of the beneficial action of the air on the skin. One of the
objections to corsets is that they do not fulfil these conditions
(see Tight Lacing, Skin, Care of.)
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