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The soil on which one lives is a matter of primary importance;...
This is often a trivial matter, but sometimes it is a symptom ...
Site Of Lodgement
Almost all foreign bodies are arrested in the cervical esoph...
Interpretation Of Tracings
The interpretation of the arterial tracing shows that the nea...
Quiet Vs Chronic Excitement
SOME women live in a chronic state of excitement all ...
The Inward And The Outward Current
I have already said that when the conducting-cords are of equ...
Rheumatism is the cause of most instances of cardiac disease ...
See Hay Fever. ...
Children's Deformed Feet
See Club Foot. ...
Like any other muscular tissue, the heart hypertrophies whe...
Importance of the Muscles. It wouldn't be of much use to sm...
A mother who has had strength to bear a child is, as a rule, q...
The esophagoscope, like the bronchoscope, is a hollow brass ...
THERE was once a family who had a guest staying with ...
Torpid Reaction Asthenic
The more violent the contagious poison, and the weaker the or...
By this we mean, not the nerve trouble which follows a sudden ...
Period Of Desquamation Or Peeling-off
About the sixth or seventh day, the epidermis, or cuticle of ...
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Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
During rheumatism the peripheral blood vessels are generally dilated
and the skin perspires profusely. This is caused not only by the
rheumatism, but also by the salicylates. The surface of the body
should be sponged with cold, lukewarm or hot water, depending on the
temperature, especially of the skin. The cold water will reduce the
temperature and tone the peripheral blood vessels; the hot water, if
the temperature is low and the skin moist and flabby, will cleanse
it and also tone the peripheral blood vessels. If the blood vessels
are dilated and the perspiration profuse, atropin is indicated, both
as a cardiac stimulant and contractor of the blood vessels and as a
preventer of too profuse sweating. The dose should be from 1/200 to
1/100 grain for an adult, given two or three times in twenty-four
hours, depending on its action and the indications. It should be
remembered that atropin is not a sleep-producer; it may stimulate
the cerebrum. Therefore at night it might well be combined with a
possible necessary hypodermic injection of morphin.
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