|The Rev. D. W. G. Gwynne, M.D., was a physician in holy orders. In 1853 he lived at P--- House, near Taunton, where both he and his wife "were made uncomfortable by auditory experiences to which they could find no clue," or, in common English,... Read more of "put Out The Light!" at Scary Stories.ca|| Informational|
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The Living Arches of the Foot. One of the most important thin...
See Towels, Cold Wet. ...
Throat Sore (clergyman's)
Those who are in the habit of using their voice much should be...
The Development Of My Own Constipation
The history of my own constipation, though it especially rela...
This is often a trivial matter, but sometimes it is a symptom ...
A Summing Up
GIVE up resentment, give up unhealthy resistance. ...
Papillomata Of The Larynx In Children
Of all benign growths in the larynx papilloma is the most fre...
These frequently remain as the so-called dregs of some illness...
Fatty degeneration of the heart muscle may be caused by acute...
Like any other muscular tissue, the heart hypertrophies whe...
Our Relations With Others
EVERY one will admit that our relations to others sho...
Earache - Otalgia
This may arise from various causes, but a common one is sudde...
Water-treatment As Used By Currie Reuss Hesse Schoenlein &c
Beside the above modes of treatment _cold_ and _tepid Water_ ...
Growth Of Body
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Water In The Head
In cases where this trouble is suspected, very often there is ...
The Unrelenting Boredom Of Fasting
Then there's the unrelenting boredom of fasting. Most people ...
Treatment Of Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever
In _scarlatina anginosa_, or _sore-throat scarlet-fever_, whi...
Head Sounds In
As the result and accompaniment of deafness these are sometime...
Treatment Of Endocarditis
As mild endocarditis rarely occurs primarily but is almost al...
Source: Papers On Health
Have a piece of M'Clinton's soap, a good shaving brush,
and a bowl of warm water. Rub the wet brush on the soap, and work the
lather up in the hollow of the left hand, taking more soap and water in
the brush as necessary, until the left hand is full of creamy, thick
lather. Lay this on all over the patient's head. Make another handful,
and lay that on also. The lather may be wrought into the mass of hair
until it reaches the skin, the brush being dipped in the warm water,
and used to work the lather well into the skin of the head. This must
be continued until the whole head is thickly covered with fine white
lather, like a wig in appearance. You need have no difficulty with ever
so much hair. You only comb that nicely back at first, and place the
soap lather on the fore part of the head. Then you bring the hair
forward, and soap the back part. You may work on at this process for
half-an-hour. You will by that time have produced a most delightful
feeling in both body and mind of your patient. Tie a soft handkerchief
over all, and leave for as long as needed--even all night if required.
When removing the lather, use a sponge and warm vinegar or weak acid
(see Acetic Acid), and dry gently with a soft towel. This application
can be used with good effect in all cases of hard, dry skin on the
head, and formation of white scurf. It preserves the hair, and
stimulates its growth. It also removes the painful sensitiveness to
touch so often felt in the hair and head skin. Care must ever be taken
to do it all with a gentle hand. So done it is priceless in its
soothing and healing effects on irritable nerves.
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