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Additional Rules For The Treatment Of Eruptive Diseases

In all these eruptive diseases, especially small-pox, all I h...

Nuts

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Children's Treatment

This should always be managed so as to soothe and not excite t...

Of Fungous Ulcer Of The Navel In Infants

It sometimes occurs that a little fungous sore exists upon th...

Nervousness

This frequent and distressing trouble is to be traced to a sta...

Bleeding

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Children's Clothing

An infant's clothing should be soft, warm, and light in weight...

Lilly

WILLIAM LILLY, a famous English astrologer of yeoman ancestry...

Social/cultural/psychological Obstacles To Fasting

Numerous attitudes make it difficult to fast or to provide mo...

Nerves Shaken

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Palpitation Of The Heart

This is commonly a symptomatic or sympathetic affection--rare...

The Relation Of The Internal Parts To The External Surface Of The Body

An exact acquaintance with the normal character of the extern...

Asiatic Cholera

I was practicing in Cincinnati during the prevalence of Chole...

Aphonia Loss Of Voice

This affection requires treatment variously, as it depends on...

Painful Urination Incontinence Of Urine

_Involuntary Urination._ Where the discharge of urine prod...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Wrist And Hand

A member of such vast importance as the human hand necessaril...

Modifications Of Electricity

In the present stage of electric science, the conviction has ...

Of Inflammation Of The Knee

Servant women, I suspect from much kneeling in scouring stair...

Introduction

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Technicalities Of The Pack And Bath

Let me give you its technicalities, and the rationale of its ...



Air-tight Covering






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
new.

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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