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Pleuroscopy

Foreign bodies in the pleural cavity should be immediately re...

Autodrownage

Autodrownage is the name given by the author to the drowning...

Condition Of The Throat And Other Internal Organs

The condition of the _throat_ requires the most constant atte...

Why People Get Sick

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General Directions Of The Current

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Flatulence

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In Excessive Heat And Continuous Delirium A Half-bath May Be Given

also, every time the packing sheet is changed. The rule is that...

Mitral Stenosis: Mitral Narrowing

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Rules For Insertion Of The Catheter For Insufflation Anesthesia

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Taking A Laryngeal Specimen For Diagnosis

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Restlessness

In slight cases, where the patient simply cannot sleep for tos...

Breathing Correct Method Of

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Violent Reaction Sthenic

If both, the contagious poison and the organism, are very str...

Polarization Of The Circuit

I have said, in effect, a little above, that, while the curre...

Prevention

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Bedsores

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Children And Teachers

Children are of the utmost value to society; through any one o...

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Ankylosis

Fixation of the crico-arytenoid joints with an approximation...

Auricular Fibrillation Prognosis

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Cures As Self-applied






Source: Papers On Health

Often young people in lodgings are in
difficulty for want of some one to apply the necessary treatment in
their own case. It is often, however, possible to treat oneself quite
successfully by exercising care and common sense. Help should always be
got if possible, but where it cannot, it may be done without. In the
case of applying cold cloths to any part, when it is necessary to
change these frequently, a basin of cold water may stand by the bedside
so that the patient can wring out towels without getting up. A still
better plan is to have several towels wrung out to begin with--these
may be hung over a rail or chairs until required. When the first has
been heated it must be hung over the rail or chair so as to be as much
spread out as possible. Evaporation will then cool it sufficiently to
be used when its turn comes again. Each towel is to be treated in a
similar way in turn. Four towels will give an hour's cooling with very
little trouble in this way. So a bran poultice may be prepared and laid
on the bed, so that one can lie down on it, and with the cold towels
handy, as above, most effective treatment given. Common sense is the
guide here, as everywhere in our treatment, and a little thought will
solve difficulties at first apparently insoluble.





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