A Drawing Board should be of soft pine and free from knots, so that it will easily receive the pins or tacks used to fasten down the paper. Its surface should be flat and level, or a little rounding, so that the paper shall lie close to its surfa... Read more of The Drawing Board at How to Draw.caInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Diet

As intimated in the preceding paragraph, the diet during end...

Mammary Abscess

(_Ague in the breast--Inflamed breast_.) This is a disease...

On The Unadherent Eschar

The eschar is generally adherent in cases of recent injuries,...

My Own 56 Day Long Fast

Fasters go through a lot of different emotional states, these...

Healing-spells In Ancient Times

Neither doth fansy only cause, but also as easily cure ...

Symptoms Of Tracheal And Bronchial Foreign Body

1. Tracheal foreign bodies are usually movable and their mo...

Gangrene

See Cancer in Foot. ...

Ulcers Case Xxiv

The following case must not be regarded as altogether triflin...

Practice On The Rubber-tube Manikin

This must be carried out in two ways. 1. General practice...

Resume Of Emergency Tracheotomy

The following notes should be memorized. 1. Essentials: Kn...

Direct Laryngoscopy In Children

The epiglottis in children is usually strongly curled, often...

Poisoning

The following are the antidotes and remedies for some of the m...

Causes And Dangers Of Polluted Water

Wells--the Oldest Method of Supplying Water. It was long ago ...

Bradycardia

The first decision to be made is what constitutes a slow puls...

Esophageal Dilators

The dilatation of cicatricial stenosis of the esophagus can ...

The Current

The current is that moving electric essence which traverses t...

Mechanical Problems Of Esophagoscopic Removal Of Foreign Bodies

The bronchoscopic problems considered in the previous chapter...

The Sitz-bath May Be Taken In A Small Wash-tub If There Is No

proper sitz-bath-tub at hand. It should be large enough to allo...

Acute Dilatation Of The Heart In Acute Disease

It has for a long time been recognized that in all acute prol...

Small Pox - Variola

This disease begins with pain in the head and back, chilly se...



Cold Taking






Source: Papers On Health

Where cold is easily "taken," it is the skin which is
defective in its action. The cure must therefore deal with it. Even
spasmodic asthma can be traced to the failure of the skin to throw off
waste sufficiently. Men exposed to great heats and chills, women and
children whose nervous energy is small, are liable to this skin
failure. Kneipp linen underwear, besides being more absorbent of
perspiration than woollens, has a stimulating effect on the skin owing
to a certain hardness (by no means unpleasant) of the fibre. Wearing it
is an excellent preventive of skin failure (see Underwear). This may
also be treated by careful, kindly rubbing over the whole body with
warm olive oil, the patient being kept warm during the operation. This
rubbing may with advantage come after a sponging with M'Clinton's soap
(see Soap). To face the wintry blast at half-past five in the morning
is for many severely trying. This treatment the night before will give
immense help to those who are so exposed. It is the best preventive
against taking cold known to us.

There is one great difficulty that stands in the way of such a remedy
as we have suggested--that is, the "trouble" which it implies, not so
much to ourselves as to others. Many a useful life is lost lest
"trouble" should be given. It needs to be well understood that this is
a temptation. If we can buy a quantity of some drug from a chemist
according to the prescription of some medical man, and just quietly
swallow it, that "troubles" nobody. So powders to sweat us, and powders
to stop our sweating, are readily "taken," greatly to increase all
tendency to "take cold." Our relatives and others have, as the fruit of
such a system, worlds of serious trouble and loss that might all be
saved if only a very little trouble were given in the more natural and
reasonable way.





Next: Cold Cloths

Previous: Cold Settled



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 712