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Introduction Of The Esophagoscope
The esophagoscope is to be passed only with ocular guidance, ...
The Central Point Of The Circuit
The central point of the circuit--that point which divides be...
See Children's Sleep. ...
Punctures Case V
Mr. Cocking's son, aged 12, received a stab in the palm of th...
Is now known to be conveyed by the bite of a certain kind of m...
Baths For Head
In many cases of indigestion and brain exhaustion head-baths a...
Treat as under Fever, Gastric, and Fever. In addition, great c...
Use Of The Long Cord
It is often desirable to bring the entire parts of the patien...
1. "Nervous headache." Take the B D current--moderate force. ...
This disease consists in a looseness of the bowels, generally...
The Stiffening Rods Of The Body-machine
What Bones Are. The bones are not the solid foundation and fr...
An infant's clothing should be soft, warm, and light in weight...
Ulcers Case Xxii
J. Copeland, blacksmith, aged 38, came to me with many deep ...
The Resort Treatment Of Chronic Heart Disease
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Bruises Case Xvi
J. Jennings, bricklayer, aged 26, fell through the roof of a ...
The Lower Animals
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This arises generally, from inflammation of the mucous membra...
A most common trouble is anaemia, a lack of good red blood, sh...
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Source: Papers On Health
Frequently a failure of some kind shows itself in
the limbs of some children. Usually it appears as either bending or
inability to walk at the proper age, or both together. To use "steel
boots" and kindred appliances is to ignore the true nature of the
trouble, and most likely to increase it. What is wanted is proper
growth in the limb. To secure this, the nerve system of the spine must
be stimulated, and there is no better stimulus to be had than
"massage." When any substance is rubbed on, it is almost always the
rubbing, rather than the substance, which has the good effect. Hence we
recommend rubbing with simply good olive oil. For an infant, the back
must be massaged very gently, taking care not to hurt the child in any
way. It should be applied especially up and down each side of the back
bone, where there is a softer region, full of important nerve centres.
The limbs may also be gently rubbed. A genial heat should be raised in
all the infant's body by these means, and, if rightly done, the child
will eagerly wish for it again. Half-an-hour a day may be given to
this. It is well to persevere for a long time, and never give up hope.
Many a weak-limbed child has grown up a strong, healthy man or woman.
The food in such cases should be good ordinary food. We have never been
able to see the good of cod liver oil that is so generally recommended.
It seems to us a most unnatural thing for a human being, young or old.
Cream and butter will supply a far more easily assimilated fat at much
lower cost. We may also say that honey is more wholesome and fattening
than malt extract, and costs only one-fifth of the price.
The feeding of children on corn flour, often made with but little milk,
is a fruitful source of rickets. The same may be said of white bread,
the flour having been largely deprived of its food salts. Giving
children lime water, with the idea that the body can convert it into
bone (as a hen makes her egg shells out of old mortar) is an entire
mistake. The human system cannot use such inorganic material. The men
of best bone, so far as we can judge, are those who have been nourished
in great measure on good oatmeal.
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