The remedy which has attracted and still attracts in a very h...
Of Inflammation Of The Knee
Servant women, I suspect from much kneeling in scouring stair...
ROBERT FLUDD, surnamed "the Searcher," an English physician, ...
It is essential for the welfare of the patient, especially af...
Angina Pectoris Management
While a number of causes of true cardiac pain may be eliminat...
Torpid Reaction Asthenic
The more violent the contagious poison, and the weaker the or...
When the conducting cords are of equal length, as commonly th...
Extent Of Electric Agency
When we have settled upon the position that the electricity o...
Other Sequels Dropsy &c
Beside the ulceration of glands and deafness, some of the seq...
The Surgical Form Of The Male And Female Axillae Compared
Certain characteristic features mark those differences which ...
Clothing should be light yet warm, and sufficiently free so as...
Esophagoscopy is demanded in every case in which a foreign b...
The Development Of Allergies
There are three ways a body can become allergic. (1) It can h...
Habit And Nervous Strain
PEOPLE form habits which cause nervous strain. When t...
The Development Of My Own Constipation
The history of my own constipation, though it especially rela...
The Lookout Department
Why the Eyes, Ears, and Nose are Near the Mouth. If you had n...
Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea And Bronchi
Compression of the trachea is most commonly caused by goiter...
In any case of this pack the feet and legs as directed in Lung...
A snake bite is only one of a large class of injuries which ma...
(_Acetate of Copper Verdigris_) applied to _Cancerous_ ulcers...
Source: Papers On Health
Often this comes as the result of a chill, or of
enfeeblement of the system from various causes. In the early stage,
such a swelling should not be treated so as to develop a sore.
Treatment with iodine is to be avoided.
The first thing, in this early stage, is to increase vital action in
the part, and also in the whole system (see Abscess). Moist heat is
to be applied. Make a BRAN POULTICE (see), which should come right
round from over the spine, over the swelling, and over the whole
shoulder. Let this be kept hot for an hour at least. If it can be thus
applied twice a day without too much fatigue, do so. If the swelling
softens and becomes less under this treatment, a few cold cloths may be
applied to brace the part and aid its vitality. Do not, on any account,
make the patient shiver. If the swelling increases and becomes
discoloured, keep to the hot treatment until it bursts and discharges.
For treatment then, see Abscess; Wounds.
During all this treatment the whole back should be gently rubbed daily
with warm olive oil for half an hour, if as much can be borne.
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