Ordinarily we are not aware of the beating of the heart, enorm...
No hook greater than a right angle should be used through en...
I was practicing in Cincinnati during the prevalence of Chole...
The Poor Start
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The Child As An Ideal
WHILE the path of progress in the gaining of repose c...
According to my experience, though this disease may not be en...
How Nuts should be Used. Another form of fat is the meat of ...
Length Of Pack
Usually it is time for the patient to come out from his pack,...
The presence of a well marked case of exophthalmic goiter is ...
The stomach of any individual having a normal esophagus and n...
Direct Laryngoscopy Adult Patient
Before starting, every detail in regard to instrumental equi...
Treatment Of Acute And Subacute Inflammation And Ulceration Of The Esophagus
Bismuth subnitrate in doses of about one gramme, given dry o...
Following dry pericarditis or pericarditis with an exudate, ...
ONCE a young woman who had very hard work to do day a...
Colds Consumption And Pneumonia
Disease Germs. In all foul air there are scores of different ...
There is no absolute contraindication to careful esophagosco...
are: A fetid breath, with ulceration and sloughing of the thr...
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 Healing Influence Of Music
Dubito, an omnia, quae de incantamentis dicuntur c...
Mechanical Problems Of Bronchoscopic Foreign Body Extraction*
* For more extensive consideration of mechanical problems...
Contraction Of Sinews
Source: Papers On Health
This often occurs at the knee, bending the
joint so that the patient cannot stretch his limb or walk properly. The
injury in such a case is usually at the ends of the sinews, where they
are inserted into the bone. If the limb be straightened and put up in
splints, so as to secure perfect rest, it is well to see that once
every twenty-four hours it be removed from its fastenings and treated
in some way to obtain a cure. Otherwise the whole limb will harden into
a straight and unbendable condition, worse than its original bend. When
the fastenings are removed, then, each day, let the limb be rubbed and
bathed for an hour. Treat the whole body with soaping and oil rubbing
(see Lather and Massage). While bathing the limb it is to be rubbed
with this soap, and the lather rubbed gently into all the skin. Rub,
after soaping and drying, with hot olive oil. Dry this off, and wrap
the limb in warm flannel. With this treatment no splints or plaster
jackets are at all likely to be required. The limb usually soon comes
Sometimes this contraction affects the hip joint, and causes great
distress and lameness. The upper end of the thigh bone is even
sometimes drawn a little out of its proper position. For this, the
muscles of the back, and specially of the side and hip which is lame,
are rubbed with gentle pressure and hot olive oil as often and as long
as may be convenient. Strong fomentations are also applied for
half-an-hour daily (see Armchair Fomentation). We know of one case in
which this treatment has cured such contraction both of the knee and
hip joint. Whether the cause be rheumatism or other trouble, or an
injury, the treatment is the same.
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