|In the dark of the moon, spread a table with some cloth of a dark color. Ragged and dusty. At the four corners, set black candles unlit. In the center of the table, set a open wooden box. On a small flat stone, enscribe your enemy's name reversed.... Read more of To Curse an Enemy at White Magic.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesOur Spirit-levels
The Sixth Sense. Though we usually speak of having five sens...
From The Hygienic Dictionary 2
Toxemia.  "Toxemia is the basic cause of all so-called dise...
Strict aseptic technic must be observed in all endoscopic pr...
There are a number of methods for the endoscopic removal of ...
Temperature Of The Sick-room
The _temperature of the sick-room_ should not be much above 6...
In the non-cicatricial forms, galvanocaustic puncture applie...
After the bath, the patient is rubbed dry, and either taken t...
See Abscess. ...
SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS may be truly defined as a person's...
Period Of Incubation Or Hatching
The time which passes between the reception of the contagious...
Cases Beyond The Remedy Of Fasting
Occasionally, very ill people have a liver that has become so...
Inward Rotation Method
When the point is found to be buried in the mucosa, the best...
Arterial hypertension may be divided into stages. In the fi...
Bruises Case Xiv
The first case of bruise which I shall detail was not severe,...
Oxygen Tank And Tracheotomy Instruments
Respiratory arrest may occur from shifting of a foreign body,...
This is applied as follows. Over a large armchair spread a fol...
Stokes Adams Treatment
The treatment of true Stokes-Adams disease is unsuccessful. I...
Ulcers Case Xxi
Mrs. Butcher, aged 52, has two ulcers a little above the oute...
Anatomy Of Larynx Trachea Bronchi And Esophagus Endoscopically Considered
The larynx is a cartilaginous box, triangular in cross-sectio...
To Prevent Cholera
_Camphor_ (_pellets medicated_ with the pure tincture) _Verat...
Source: Papers On Health
This troublesome disease is also known as St. Anthony's
Fire, or the Rose. The skin becomes fiery red or even purplish in hue.
A violent heat and pain in the part accompany this, and fever and
general disturbance of the system follow in a severe case. Swelling of
the parts follows, with much distress and danger. Air irritates
violently the sore parts, and is usually excluded.
In curing the trouble, regard must be had to the cause, which is
usually a general failure of strength from overwork, worry, or some
other disease. If a cure is to be effected, rest of mind and body is
necessary, and must be secured at any possible cost. For local
application, the sore parts are thickly dusted with fine fresh flour,
and covered with soft wadding or surgeon's lint. The air is excluded,
and all is kept strictly dry. A waterproof covering over the lint
will help this, but is not absolutely necessary.
But, now, is there nothing that can be done to quicken that inner
action, the slowness of which has paved the way for all this mischief?
This might be done in two ways. After the affected parts, say the face,
have been secured in this pack of flour, it will be easy to place a hot
blanket, soaked partly, but not at all wet, with boiling water, all
round the head of the patient. As soon as the heat begins to enter the
head, a sense of comfort will be experienced. Care must be taken to
keep the inner cloths dry, and heat is best given by an india-rubber
bag. When this cannot be had, however, the blanket may be used. At
intervals, as the patient feels it desirable, this fomentation may be
renewed. It will hasten recovery as well as arrest the spreading of the
malady, while it will secure such recovery as will not readily dispose
to a return of the evil. The feet and legs are likely to be cold. As
the sufferer lies still in bed, but not when the other fomentation is
on, these should be wrapped in a hot fomentation, allowed to lie in it
for a good half-hour, taken out of it and dried, rubbed with warm olive
oil, and covered with a pair of soft cotton stockings. If this
treatment is at all well carried out, the feeling of comfort given will
soon tell how it is working. Of course, if the feet and legs are the
parts affected, the fomentation must be applied elsewhere, say on the
back, or on the haunches.
Where erysipelas appears in connection with wounds or sores, the same
treatment is to be pursued, as far as possible consistent with dressing
the sores. These should be carefully cleansed, dusted with boric acid,
and covered with a layer of wadding bandage. The limb should be raised
to a horizontal position. Simple food should be given, and the sufferer
kept quiet. In all cases of skin trouble, linen should be worn next the
skin. See Underwear.