_Erysipelas_ being commonly the reflexion of an internal dise...
Vital Forces Animal And Vegetable
Upon these points I must be permitted to offer a few words. ...
The Light Reflex On The Forceps
It is often difficult for the beginner to judge to what dept...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Sterno-clavicular Or Tracheal Region And The Relative Position Of Its Main Bloodvessels Nerves &c
The law of symmetry governs the development of all structures...
Sentiment _versus_ Sentimentality
FREEDOM from sentimentality opens the way for true sentiment....
These frequently remain as the so-called dregs of some illness...
It is not always easy to say definitely whether a bone is brok...
Inflammation Of The Finger Case Xxxi
A young man, aged 18, came to me with a painful swelling of t...
Difficulties Of Direct Laryngoscopy
The larynx can be directly exposed in any patient whose mout...
The Relation Of The Internal Parts To The External Surface Of The Body
An exact acquaintance with the normal character of the extern...
Much more than is readily believed depends on the state of the...
The Rational Care Of Self
A WOMAN who had had some weeks of especially difficul...
This disease consists in a looseness of the bowels, generally...
Actinomycosis Of The Esophagus
Esophageal actinomycosis has been autoptically discovered. It...
Acute Dilatation Of The Stomach
This condition is not well understood, nor is its frequence k...
Where the juices and organs of the body are thoroughly healthy,...
In its most powerful form this is a solid stream of water dire...
The Extraction Of Tightly Fitting Foreign Bodies From The Bronchi
Annular Edema Such objects as marbles, pebbles, corks, etc.,...
Water For Drinking
Every care should be taken to have drinking water absolutely p...
Treatment Of Cicatricial Stenosis
A careful direct endoscopic examination is essential before ...
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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