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See Rash. ...
This disease generally comes on at night, in hot weather, and...
Where this arises from a more or less putrid wound, what is ai...
The Half-bath The Sitz- Or Hip-bath
Should the half-bath or shallow-bath (which are technical ter...
For this the treatment may be given as in gastric fever, and, ...
The Relative Anatomy Of The Male Pelvic Organs
As the abdomen and pelvis form one general cavity, the organs...
The current is that moving electric essence which traverses t...
Racks From Lifting
See Muscular Pains; Sprains. ...
Punctures Case Viii
This case illustrates the mode of treatment by the lunar caus...
This may be felt either because the breath is actually hot, or...
One of the most fruitful causes of ill-health is the habit of ...
The Temples Of Esculapius
It has been truly said that temples were the first hospital...
Dimensions Of The Trachea And Bronchi
It will be noted that the bronchi divide monopodially, not d...
A foreign body lodged in the esophagus may prove quickly fat...
Muscular Action Weak
The heart is the most important of all muscles. Sometimes the ...
Bite Of The Rattlesnake
is _Alcohol_, in the ordinary form, or in common Whisky, Bran...
Chronic Stenosis Of The Larynx And Trachea
The various forms of laryngeal stenosis for which tracheotomy...
Children And Teachers
Children are of the utmost value to society; through any one o...
It is well to remember that over-feeding is a relative term. T...
No Cutting Short Of The Process Of Scarlatina The Morbid Poison Must Be Drawn To The Skin As Soon As Possible
Scarlet-fever is a disease, which cannot be cut short. Any at...
Source: Papers On Health
Often, in the young, the bones are so soft that they bend
more or less, and the beginning of a distressing deformity appears.
In such a case plaster jackets and steel bands are of little use, and
often very painful. It is better to use bandages, applied so as to
support where that is necessary. Also avoid all long sitting, such as
is found at school. It is best sometimes not to permit the child to
walk at all. Better far to lose two years of schooling than to be
deformed for life. Parents should see to it, with all weakly children,
that school does not become a means of trouble. Continuous education is
not nearly so important as is sometimes supposed.
For positive treatment, let the parts be well and carefully rubbed
(see Massage) every day with olive oil, in such a way as to direct a
flow of blood to the feeble bone. It must largely be left to the
healer's common sense how this is to be done, but a little thought will
show how. At many Hydropathic Establishments it may be learned.
This careful rubbing, with good diet and proper bandaging, will
gradually effect a cure in most cases. But here, as elsewhere, patience
must rule. Plenty of good porridge and milk, with abundance of fresh
air, work wonders in this disease.
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