Digestion is the process whereby the food we eat is turned int...
Other Sequels Dropsy &c
Beside the ulceration of glands and deafness, some of the seq...
Early Symptoms Of Irritating Foreign Body Such As A Peanut Kernel In The Bronchus
1. Initial laryngeal spasm is almost invariably present wit...
Lumbago differs from both paralysis and cramp of the lower bac...
The author wishes to caution the reader not to rely merely on...
These begin like warts, and in the earlier stages poulticing a...
Punctures Case Xiii
Am old man applied leeches to the instep for inflammation occ...
Inspection Of The Party Wall In Cases Of Suspected Laryngeal Malignancy
When taking a specimen the party wall should be inspected by...
This forms a severe feature in many cases of illness, and has ...
The Central Point Of The Circuit
The central point of the circuit--that point which divides be...
This is usually brought on by some excessive strain upon the b...
THE ability to be easily and heartily amused brings a wholeso...
Bronchoscopic Oxygen Insufflation
Bronchoscopic oxygen insufflation is a life-saving measure eq...
The Black Hole of Calcutta is an object lesson of how necessary...
Ancient Medical Prescriptions
From early times it was a universal custom to place at the ...
Use the A D current, medium force. Treat with P. P. over the ...
There are two opposite causes of unconsciousness. One is conge...
Extraction Of Tacks Nails And Large Headed Foreign Bodies From The Tracheobronchial Tree
In cases of this sort the point presents the same difficulty...
The regular bronchoscope is a hollow brass tube slanted at i...
Entering The Bronchi
The lip of the bronchoscope should be turned in the directio...
Source: Papers On Health
The nervous system of children is often damaged by
shock or fright, sometimes very seriously, so that paralysis or
hysterical affections come on.
Blindness, deafness, loss of speech, every possible loss of function
may follow a violent shock to a child's mind or bodily system. Care
must be taken to avoid this. The moment you see the child affected by
any strange sight or sound have, if possible, the child removed or the
affecting object put away, or have some one who can soothe the child
brought to calm its mind. This properly done, and done quickly, will
usually prevent any evil effects. If, however, these come on, treatment
can do a very great deal to remedy the ill. If fits come on, lay the
child flat on his back, with head slightly raised. Place a piece of
cork or wood between the teeth, fastened so as to prevent the
possibility of its being swallowed, and loosen all the clothes, until
the fit is over. Continue to soothe the mind, and instil happy thoughts
such as God gives every Christian the right to think, even in the worst
times of trial. Bring before the child's mind some cheery tales or
interesting objects. Allay all fears, and soothe all sorrows, as far as
If, however, the fits come on again, with blackening of the face, do
not treat harshly, but apply a cold towel along the spinal cord in the
morning in bed. This will soothe even unreasonable passion, and remove
stubbornness. Or if the fit is "on," put warmly to bed, and then apply
the cold towel. Medical aid, when available, should also be summoned.
If a faint comes on, that points to the need of a hot fomentation along
the spine instead of a cold towel. It is not difficult as a rule to
distinguish between the fit, with its frequent convulsive cramps and
blackening of the face, and the simple faint of exhaustion. In the
first the patient is all "strung up," and in the last the very
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