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This arises generally, from inflammation of the mucous membra...
Readily identified by smell of tar or carbolic. Wash mouth wel...
Croup More Serious Form
This is caused by an accumulation of material in the windpipe,...
Blood Pressure In Children
May Michael, [Footnote: Michael, May: A Study of Blood Pressu...
The cause of this is a nervous derangement of the internal org...
Muscular Action Weak
The heart is the most important of all muscles. Sometimes the ...
Fever Scarlet Or Scarlatina
As a first precaution, when an epidemic of this exists, childr...
Rich Foods Brandy Beef-tea Etc
must be avoided. Involuntary starting, and the manifestation...
The Half-bath The Sitz- Or Hip-bath
Should the half-bath or shallow-bath (which are technical ter...
Deformities Of The Urinary Bladder The Operations Of Sounding For Stone Of Catheterism And Of Puncturing The Bladder Above The Pubes
The urinary bladder presents two kinds of deformity--viz., co...
Use the A D current always in rheumatic affections. If there ...
See Angina Pectoris. ...
Dysmenorrhoea - Painful Menstruation
For this disorder, I know of no one remedy so valuable as the...
See Erysipelas. ...
See Child-bearing. ...
The presence of a well marked case of exophthalmic goiter is ...
Thumb Bruised And Broken
Frequently a tradesman will strike the thumb or finger a serio...
Soapy Blanket The
It seems necessary, in getting people to use the best means fo...
This results from severe damp chills, usually following exhaus...
WILLIAM LILLY, a famous English astrologer of yeoman ancestry...
Dripping Sheet Substitute For The Half-bath
Category: TREATMENT OF OTHER FEVERS
Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms
To apply the _dripping sheet_, a tin bathing hat or a large wash-tub is
placed near the patient's bed, and a pail of water on the brim of the
hat, or close by the tub. Dip a linen sheet into it, and leave it there
till you wish to take the patient out of his pack, but dispose it so
that you can easily find the two corresponding corners. As soon as the
patient steps into the hat or tub, seize the sheet by these corners and
throw it over his head and body from behind, and rub him all over, head
and all, whilst somebody else is supporting him, or whilst he is
supporting himself by taking hold of one of the bed-posts. When the
sheet becomes warm, empty part of your pail over the patient's head, by
which means the water in the sheet is renewed, and rub again. Then
repeat the same operation, and when all your water is gone, before the
body of the patient is sufficiently cool, take water from the hat or tub
and use it for the same purpose, till he is quite cooled down. Then dry
him with another sheet, or a towel, and put him to bed again, if
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