Though not often fatal, this illness gives serious trouble. It...
ALTHOUGH so much time and care are given to the vario...
The Vegetable Kingdom
As to the vegetable kingdom, there is here, so far as we can ...
How the Nails are Made. Another trade, which our wonderful sk...
Symptoms Of Prolonged Foreign Body Sojourn In The Bronchus
1. The time of inhalation of a foreign body may be unknown ...
Neuralgia And Rheumatism Of The Heart
If neuralgia, use B D current; if rheumatism, use A D. In eit...
The key to action in case of epidemics prevailing in the distr...
A mother who has had strength to bear a child is, as a rule, q...
Relaxed And Atrophied Conditions
I alluded, above, to a distinction between a relaxed and an ...
Cures Losing Their Effect
After a fortnight's treatment often matters seem to come to a ...
After a fall from a height, where there is no apparent outward...
This term is applied so loosely and so indiscriminately to al...
Treat exactly as in acute diarrh[oe]a, except that P. P. shou...
Knee Swelling Of Or Pain In
For ordinary slight injuries, complete rest, and rubbing with ...
The pleura is the tender double web, or membrane, which lines ...
Where we prescribe this, either for drinking or for external u...
This trouble is simply a loss of command of the vocal organs, ...
Tricuspid insufficiency, except as rarely found in the fetus,...
Ancient Medical Prescriptions
From early times it was a universal custom to place at the ...
Plate V Laryngeal And Tracheal Stenoses:
1, Indirect view, sitting position; postdiphtheric cicatricia...
Source: Papers On Health
Though often but slight, disappearing in a few minutes by some
simple device, such as holding the breath, when long continued this
becomes most serious. Very often it is an added distress in trouble
which is itself incurable; but while the patient's life cannot be
saved, the hiccup may be relieved. In the common case of infant hiccup,
a lessening of the over-supply of food may be all that is required. One
or two teaspoonfuls of hot water given to the infant will usually give
immediate relief. For a grown-up person with a slight attack, one or
two teacupfuls of the same will also usually prove a remedy. For
serious cases the treatment is a large BRAN POULTICE (see) placed on
the back, opposite the stomach. Well oil the back before and after the
poultice, and leave it on for an hour. If this fails, after a little,
prepare a blanket as directed under Fomentation. Roll it up until it is
the size of the patient's back, and let him lie down on it. (Read here
article on Heat and Weakness.) Then a small cold towel may be passed
gently over the stomach. This will generally relieve. It may be
repeated if necessary.
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