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In undertaking direct laryngoscopy one must always be prepar...
The Glands In The Skin
Sweat Glands. Like all the pavement (epithelial) surfaces of ...
Cramp In The Limbs
The treatment of this is to apply cold cloths to the roots of ...
One of the most fruitful causes of ill-health is the habit of ...
For all kinds of burning inflammatory pain in the eyes, the fo...
Treating With Electrolytic Currents
For decomposing and carrying off unnatural growths, as fistul...
Choice Of Time To Do Bronchoscopy For Foreign Body
The difficulties of removal usually increase from the time of...
_Erysipelas_ being commonly the reflexion of an internal dise...
HOWEVER disagreeable other people may be,--however un...
This is substantially the same thing as trismus, except that ...
Leucorrhoea And Prolapsus Uteri - Whites Female Weakness
The disease depends in all cases upon _inflammation_ of the u...
Direct Laryngoscopy In Children
The epiglottis in children is usually strongly curled, often...
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Palpitation Of The Heart
This is commonly a symptomatic or sympathetic affection--rare...
A subacute or a chronic infective endocarditis should be trea...
This is a name applied to pain in the region of the heart cau...
When the nervous system is in a certain state, all impressions...
If in the head, treat as prescribed for common colds in the h...
Glands Of Bowels
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Positive And Negative Manifestations
Acute diseases are to be regarded as electrically positive, a...
Source: A Newly Discovered System Of Electrical Medication
Although either the positive or the negative pole, applied to the
healthy muscle, may produce spasmodic contraction, yet the negative pole
contracts much more powerfully than the positive--a fact which shows an
electrically plus condition in the nerves and muscles involved. Yet we
know that cramps are more apt to attend a low condition of general
vitality in the system than the opposite. From several considerations,
which can not be detailed here, I am led to think that cramps are
produced, generally, at least, by a temporary or spasmodic reaction of
the electro-vital force from an improperly negative to an excessively
positive state in the parts affected.
My practice is, when the spasm is on, to treat the parts in cramp by
momentary touches rapidly repeated, with the P. P. of the B D or A D
current, good medium force, placing N. P. at the back of neck, if the
disturbance be in an arm; or at the coccyx, if it be in a leg or in the
abdomen or chest.
In treating parts subject to cramp while the spasm is not on, give
them, along with other parts of the system, general tonic treatment,
as directed on page 95. This elevates and equalizes the electro-vital
action, and relieves the difficulty.
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