Sources: Papers On Health

These are often performed in cases in which proper

treatment on the lines of these papers, would save both life and limb.

By all means, before consenting to such an irrevocable act as

amputating a limb, let the treatment with fomentations, hot water, and

acetic acid be well and thoroughly tried. Many limbs which were

medically condemned have been thus saved within our personal knowledge.

In some cases the disease may be obstinate; but at least let a fair

trial be given to our treatment before giving up a limb. The treatment

will be found under the headings of the various troubles and parts

affected (see Armpit Swelling; Bone, Diseased; Knee-swelling; Pains,