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Medical ArticlesUlcers Case Xxviii
Mrs. U. aged 60, has been subject to ulcerated legs for sever...
The Relation Of The Internal Parts To The External Surface Of The Body
An exact acquaintance with the normal character of the extern...
Limb Saving A
The proper growth of the body in any part depends on the power...
Home Methods Of Purifying Water
Boiling. Where the water that you are obliged to drink is not...
Alkalis (eg Ammonia Soda Or Potash)
Give dilute vinegar, followed by white of egg. ...
Avoidance of the causes of disease requires some idea of the d...
Bowels Inflammation Of
This (called medically Peritonitis) is an inflammation of the ...
are the following: Absence of internal inflammation; a bright...
Biliary Calculi Gravel In Liver
Take A C current, strong as can be borne; and treat the infla...
Mechanical Problems Of Bronchoscopic Foreign Body Extraction*
* For more extensive consideration of mechanical problems...
The Blood Vessels
Where the Body Does its Real Eating. When once the food has b...
Preparation Of The Patient For Peroral Endoscopy
The suggestions of the author in the earlier volumes in regar...
This disease is caused by inflammation of the mucous membrane...
Although either the positive or the negative pole, applied to...
are: A fetid breath, with ulceration and sloughing of the thr...
Structure of the Ear. Next after sight, hearing is our most i...
It has long been known that altitude increases the heart rate...
Diet For A Long, Long Life
Some people not only want to be healthy, but they want to liv...
For an ordinary convulsive attack in the case of a child, hold...
That medicines act locally, that is, manifest their symptoms ...
Source: Papers On Health
An ordinary bed which has not been slept in for some weeks,
although perfectly dry to begin with, will become damp, even in a dry
house, and, unless properly dried, will be a great danger to its next
occupant. This is a preventable danger, and all who entertain guests
should see that they are not exposed to it. Many a fatal illness is due
to the culpable carelessness of those who put a guest into such a bed.
Ignorance in such a matter is shameful. All who have charge in a house
should fully understand their responsibility in this matter.
But if you are put into such a bed it is infinitely better to rise and
dress, and make the best of a night of discomfort, than to sleep among
the damp. If, however, you have so slept, and feel the bad effect, the
best cure will be the SOAPY BLANKET (see). If this cannot be had, a
good hot footbath, with the heat kept just comfortable for half-an-hour
or more, will do very well. This should be done at the earliest
It will add greatly to the efficiency of such treatment if hot water
can be had to drink in small quantities, and often. A few drops of
cayenne "tea" in the water will act as a gentle stimulant.
Old-fashioned folk place great confidence in a "hot drink" in such a
case. This is all very well if they only keep the alcohol out of it:
that destroys vital resources, but never supplies them. We have known
cases in which all power was lost through a single night in a damp bed.
Possibly in these cases it might not have been easy to restore the lost
vitality by any amount of treatment; but we rather think that a speedy
application of genial heat all over would have restored it. In some
apparently hopeless instances it has done so.
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