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Instructions To The Patient

Before beginning endoscopy the patient should be told that h...

Punctures Case V

Mr. Cocking's son, aged 12, received a stab in the palm of th...

Ipecac

acts very beneficially when applied to the surface where ther...

Pseudo-angina

While this name is more or less unfortunate, it has long been...

Foreign Bodies In The Air And Food Passages

The air and food passages may be invaded by any foreign subst...

Tests

ADOPTING the phrase of our forefathers, with all its ...

Prophylaxis

If one put into his mouth nothing but food, foreign body acc...

Rebellion!

_This is preaching rebellion!_ I know it is, and it is wit...

Sore Nipples

This affection of nursing women frequently comes on before th...

Complications And After-effects Of Bronchoscopy

All foreign body cases should be watched day and night by spe...

Diphtheria

Use the A D current, strong force. Place the N. P., long cord...

Local Applications

That medicines act locally, that is, manifest their symptoms ...

Vocal Results

A whispering voice can always be had as long as air can pass...

From The Hygienic Dictionary

Doctors. [1] In the matter of disease and healing, the peopl...

Lungs Inflammation Of The

This is a common trouble in our climate, and, fortunately, one...

Differential Diagnosis Of Ulcer Of The Esophagus

Simple ulcer requires the exclusion of lues, tuberculosis, e...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Fifth Sixth Seventh And Eighth Layers Of The Inguinal Region And Their Connexion With Those Of The Thigh

When we remove the internal oblique and cremaster muscles, we...

The Lower Animals

It may, by some, be objected that, if we regard sensation as ...

Symptoms Of Gastric Foreign Body

Foreign body in the stomach ordinarily produces no symptoms. ...

Acute Esophagitis

This is usually of traumatic or cauterant origin. If severe o...



Gout






Source: Papers On Health

Some have a predisposition to this most painful disease, and
require to keep a strict watch on their diet. Meat, specially the
internal organs, meat extracts, alcohol, tea, and coffee must be
avoided, and milk, buttermilk and porridge, cheese, eggs, and
vegetables, especially green vegetables, made into light and digestible
dishes, should be relied on solely. Further, the diet should be a small
one, most thoroughly and slowly masticated, and plenty of pure water is
advisable, in order to help the elimination of the waste which causes
the trouble. See Uric Acid.

If the feet be affected, apply gentle heat to the lower part of the
spine by Fomentation (see). Sometimes a cold cloth on the lower spine
will soothe, but more often heat is the true cure. Wrap the sore foot
in softest cotton, and foment very gently through this, using only
warm cloths, and taking care to avoid giving pain. The cloths should
be just a little below blood heat. Cold cloths are a serious mistake,
but at a temperature a little below blood heat a gentle soothing is
produced. Care must in every case be taken to do only what the patient
feels comforting.





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