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Scarlatina Simplex Or Simple Scarlet-fever
In the _mildest form_ of the disease, called _scarlatina simp...
The treatment of shock will probably always be unsatisfactory...
Eyes Accidents To
Three distinct classes of these are to be considered. They req...
With the forceps illustrated in Fig. 28 specimens of tissue ...
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Children's Healthy Growth
Often either the whole system or some part fails to grow prope...
Get a sufficient quantity of good bran in an ordinary washhand...
Contraindications To Direct Laryngoscopy
There are no absolute contraindications to direct laryngosco...
The Extraction Of Tightly Fitting Foreign Bodies From The Bronchi
Annular Edema Such objects as marbles, pebbles, corks, etc.,...
Bruises Case Xix
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Sudden Invasion Of The Nervous Centres
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From The Hygienic Dictionary
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A little oil only should be applied to the skin at once. Any s...
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Habit And Nervous Strain
PEOPLE form habits which cause nervous strain. When t...
Inflammation Of The Eyes - Ophthalmia
For common Ophthalmia, in the early stages, while there is mo...
Often in cases where our treatment fails to cure, the failure ...
For all kinds of burning inflammatory pain in the eyes, the fo...
Source: Papers On Health
Often in sprains all attention is given to the bruised
and torn muscles, while similarly bruised and torn nerves are
overlooked; yet upon the nerves the perfect healing of the muscles
depends. Hence, in a sprain of the heel we must be careful not to
direct attention to the heel exclusively. That may be bathed (see
Bathing Feet) and duly rubbed with oil. A good plan is to apply cloths
dipped in cold water and vinegar. Keep the limb perfectly still, and do
not attempt to use it for at least a fortnight. After this it may be
cured to all appearance, yet a weakness may be left which prevents
anything like the full and free use of the limb. It may be all right
when resting, but suffers when used for any length of time: this
indicates pretty plainly that rest is needed, and is an essential
thing for cure. But besides this rest, the foot should be packed during
the night in soap lather (see Lather and Soap). Wash the foot in
vinegar or weak acetic acid, rub the whole limb from the ankle
upwards in such a way as to draw the blood up from the foot, avoiding
all down-strokes. Use a little olive oil in this rubbing. Note that the
whole limb needs treatment. The juice of Lady Wrack, such as is to be
found on the west coast of Scotland, is an excellent remedy for
sprained joints; but we only mention it, as it must be inaccessible to
many of our readers.
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