While this name is more or less unfortunate, it has long been...
As the patient should have a constant supply of pure air for ...
Clothes should be Loose and Comfortable. Man is the only anim...
Causes And Dangers Of Polluted Water
Wells--the Oldest Method of Supplying Water. It was long ago ...
This is a matter of great importance to the sick. Nor is anyth...
Infections And How To Avoid Them
What Causes Disease. The commonest and most dangerous acciden...
The Contagion Of Scarlatina Very Active
The _contagion_ of scarlatina is very active, and adheres for...
Anomalies Of The Esophagus
Congenital esophagotracheal fistulae are the most frequent of...
With the forceps illustrated in Fig. 28 specimens of tissue ...
Symptomatology And Treatment Of Chronic Valvular Lesions
Before discussing the treatment of broken compensation in gen...
Benign Growths Primary In The Tracheobronchial Tree
Extension of papillomata from the larynx into the cervical tr...
The Brain In Its Direction Of The Body
WE come now to the brain and its direction of other p...
Children are not unfrequently born with this deformity in one ...
Although curative attributes were ascribed to the magnet in...
See Acidity in Stomach. ...
Pain Severe In Limbs
This is often not due to any trouble in the joint itself, but ...
Often this comes as the result of a chill, or of enfeeblement ...
Is the process whereby the digested food is carried into the b...
Breath And Muscles
Sometimes difficulty of breathing is due, not to anything wron...
For all such wounds, the best method is frequent cleansing wit...
Balance Loss Of
Source: Papers On Health
Cases where loss of balance in walking and standing
are due to St. Vitus' Dance will be treated under that head. Other
cases, where loss of power in the motor nerves causes this
unsteadiness, are treated of here. As these cases differ totally from
St. Vitus' Dance in cause and treatment, it is well carefully to
distinguish between them. In St. Vitus' Dance, then, notice that the
patient cannot lie still. In case of simple loss of power, he staggers
or falls only when moving, or trying to move. Probably also in the last
case there are cold feet and clammy skin. For this, bathe the feet at
bedtime in hot water, dry, and rub them with hot oil. Then apply to the
back on going to bed a warm cloth, covered with soap lather (see
Lather), with dry towel above it. Do this each night for a week. When
taking off the cloth, sponge the back with warm vinegar or weak acid
(see Acetic Acid), and rub with warm olive oil.
After a week of this treatment, apply each night for two or three days,
a large BRAN POULTICE (see) across the loins for an hour at bedtime,
with olive oil before and after. Above all, conscientiously let the
patient rest. A good deal of lying in bed and on a sofa must be
taken, and good nourishment given (see Assimilation, etc.). Some
weeks of alternate treatment like this should effect a great
improvement, if not a radical cure.
Balance of Action--See Action, Balance of.
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