Medical ArticlesTake Care Of Your Stomach
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Length Of Pack
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Milk, Meat, And Other Protein Foods
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Acidity Of The Stomach
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This fever may be either intermittent, remitting, or continue...
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Instruments For Direct Laryngoscopy
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Action Of The Sitz-bath Explained
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Treatment Of Affections Of The Nervous Centres
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Methods Of Treatment
Irritating applications probably provoke recurrences, becaus...
Angina Pectoris Management
While a number of causes of true cardiac pain may be eliminat...
To Prevent Colds
Keep the _arms_, _hands_ and _chest_ well clothed and warm. ...
The Direction Of The Body In Locomotion
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Soapy Blanket The
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Renal Calculi Gravel In The Kidneys
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Croup Less Serious Form
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Structure of the Ear. Next after sight, hearing is our most i...
are the following: Absence of internal inflammation; a bright...
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
Whether any drug should be used which acts directly on the heart is
often a question for decision. As endocarditis is generally
secondary to some acute disease, the patient has become weakened
already, and the circulation is not sturdy; therefore such a drug as
aconite is probably never indicated. The necessary diminished diet,
catharsis, hypnotic, salicylic acid and alkalies all tend to quiet
the circulation and diminish any strenuosity of the heart that may
be present. Unfortunately, during fever processes, digitalis in
ordinary doses rarely slows the heart; and while it might slow the
heart if given in large doses, it would also cause too powerful
contractions of the ventricles. Digitalis is inadvisable if there is
much endocardial inflammation, and especially if there is supposed
or presumed to be acute myocardial inflammation. If a patient had
already valvular disease from a previous endocarditis, and during
this attack insufficiency of the heart was evidenced by pendent
edemas, digitalis Should be administered; but it probably should not
be given to other patients during the acute period of inflammation.