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Ankylosis

Fixation of the crico-arytenoid joints with an approximation...

Dimensions Of The Trachea And Bronchi

It will be noted that the bronchi divide monopodially, not d...

Weakness

Often there follows, after the cure of an inflammatory disease...

Medicines

The delusion that health can be restored by swallowing drugs i...

Potato Poultice

Potatoes boiled and beaten up with buttermilk, spread out in t...

Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea

Decannulation in these cases can only follow the removal of ...

Underwear

There is a common and very popular error, namely, that of putt...

Knee Swelling Of Or Pain In

For ordinary slight injuries, complete rest, and rubbing with ...

Removal Of Growth From The Laryngeal Ventricle

After exposing the larynx in the usual manner, if the head i...

Esophageal Foreign Body

After initial choking and gagging, or without these, there m...

Rupture And Trauma Of The Esophagus

These may be spontaneous or may ensue from the passage of an ...

The Inward And The Outward Current

I have already said that when the conducting-cords are of equ...

About Frights

HERE are two true stories and a remarkable contrast. ...

The Surgical Form Of The Male And Female Axillae Compared

Certain characteristic features mark those differences which ...

To Prevent Cholera

_Camphor_ (_pellets medicated_ with the pure tincture) _Verat...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Bloodvessels Etc Of The Inguino-femoral Region

Hernial protrusions are very liable to occur at the inguino-f...

Breath And The Skin

The organs of breathing remove much waste from the system, but...

Feeding Over

It is well to remember that over-feeding is a relative term. T...

Water-treatment As Used By Currie Reuss Hesse Schoenlein &c

Beside the above modes of treatment _cold_ and _tepid Water_ ...

Technic For General Anesthesia

For esophagoscopy and gastroscopy, if general anesthesia is ...



Air Bath






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
dressed.

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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