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Cholera Morbus

This disease generally comes on at night, in hot weather, and...

Mineral Acids In Case Of Severe Sore-throat

In case the throat be very troublesome, there cannot be any o...

Typhoid Fever

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This is a disease of the skin, producing redness, burning and...

Varioloids And Chicken-pocks

_Varioloids_ and _Chicken-pocks_, are treated in the same man...

Venous Pressure

The venous pressure, after a long neglect, is now again being...

Chlorosis Green Sickness

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Rest In Sleep

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The first decision to be made is what constitutes a slow puls...

Distinctive Use Of Each Pole

I have said that every disease is preternaturally either posi...

Deviation Of The Esophagus

Deviation of the esophagus may be marked in the presence of a...


Few things have so great and distressing effect as the fear of...

Blood Poisoning

(See Blood, Purifying; Sores). ...

Water-treatment As Used By Currie Reuss Hesse Schoenlein &c

Beside the above modes of treatment _cold_ and _tepid Water_ ...

Preparation Of The Patient For Peroral Endoscopy

The suggestions of the author in the earlier volumes in regar...


The regular bronchoscope is a hollow brass tube slanted at i...


A large, soft, fleshy tumour is usually simply an accumulation...

Vital Forces Animal And Vegetable

Upon these points I must be permitted to offer a few words. ...


This drug is a West Indian gum, and is one of those remedies w...

Social/cultural/psychological Obstacles To Fasting

Numerous attitudes make it difficult to fast or to provide mo...


Source: Papers On Health

Some most distressing troubles come as the result of frights.
In many cases much may be done to relieve such troubles, which arise
from severe shock to the brain and nervous system. The results may be
very various--from mere stomach troubles to paralysis--but the cure in
all cases lies mainly in giving fresh energy to the nervous system.

If a blanket fomentation is placed all up and down the back, over a
rubbing of warm olive oil, and the excited person is laid on that, one
good step will have been taken in the way of restoration. Then this may
be aided by cool cloths very cautiously laid over the stomach and
bowels, so as to cool in front, while heat is given at the back. This
will be specially desirable if the heat at the back is rather high.
When the blanket loses its heat it need not be taken off, but a
poultice of bran, highly heated, may be placed under it, so that the
heat from the bran may come gradually and comfortably through, and pass
into the body in that gradual way. So soon as a sense of genial comfort
spreads over the back, it will be found that a right state is stealing
over the organs that were threatened by paralysis through the alarm.
The defect very soon disappears.

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