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The electro-vital fluid, in the animal economy, is subject to...
SUPPOSE your husband got impatient and annoyed with y...
Ulcers Case Xxvii
Mrs. Wakefield, aged 36, had an extensive ulceration with exc...
Treatment Of Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever
In _scarlatina anginosa_, or _sore-throat scarlet-fever_, whi...
Is a disease springing from disordered digestion, and caused s...
Sudden attacks of this, though in a mild form, are very troubl...
The Trying Member Of The Family
"TOMMY, don't do that. You know it annoys your grandf...
Punctures Case Vi
A little boy, aged 12, received a stab by a penknife a few da...
Often in cases where our treatment fails to cure, the failure ...
These frequently remain as the so-called dregs of some illness...
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Esophageal Foreign Body
After initial choking and gagging, or without these, there m...
The Development Of My Own Constipation
The history of my own constipation, though it especially rela...
Preparation Of The Patient For Peroral Endoscopy
The suggestions of the author in the earlier volumes in regar...
Social/cultural/psychological Obstacles To Fasting
Numerous attitudes make it difficult to fast or to provide mo...
Extraction Of Soft Friable Foreign Bodies From The Tracheobronchial Tree
The difficulties here consist in the liability of crushing or...
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Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea
Decannulation in these cases can only follow the removal of ...
Rupture And Trauma Of The Esophagus
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This condition is generally termed by the patient a "palpitat...
Source: Papers On Health
The covering of oiled silk, or guttapercha, so
frequently placed over wet bandages when these are applied to any part
of the body, is not only useless, but often positively hurtful. It is
true that the waterproof covering retains the moisture in the bandage,
but it is also true that great heat is developed, and the waste
products in the perspiration are retained on the surface of the skin.
The effect of this is injurious in a very high degree. A little soft
old linen for the wet bandage, with a piece of double new flannel over
it, will leave all the pores of the skin open, and allow all waste
products to pass away freely, while the heat and moisture are retained
as much as necessary.
In other cases two folds of moist flannel next to skin, and two folds
of the same, dry, above the moist ones, will make an excellent bandage.
This applied all over the abdomen, in case of abdominal dropsy, will
have a most beneficial result.
The reason why we often say new flannel is simply that few know how to
wash it so as to retain its soft and porous nature as it is when good
and new. That softness and porousness may be retained in a very easy
way. When you have put your soiled flannel through two good washings
with soap in the usual way, dip it in clean boiling water, and finish
cleaning it with that dipping. You will have it white and fine as when
M'Clinton's soap, being made from plant ashes and not from soda, is
much less liable to shrink and harden flannel; in fact, it is best for
all fine washing.
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