Medical ArticlesSocial/cultural/psychological Obstacles To Fasting
Numerous attitudes make it difficult to fast or to provide mo...
Emetic; stimulate and keep warm; keep patient lying down. ...
The Temples Of Esculapius
It has been truly said that temples were the first hospital...
List Of Instruments
The following list has been compiled as a convenient basis f...
A subacute or a chronic infective endocarditis should be trea...
Direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy and gastrosc...
This disease, or its approach, may be known by several signs: ...
The treatment of a suspected coronary sclerosis is the same a...
Punctures Case Ix
James Joynes, aged 12, was bitten by an ass, on each side of ...
Where Sugar is Obtained. The other great member of the starch...
(_Ague in the breast--Inflamed breast_.) This is a disease...
Rub the hands and arms well twice a day with CAYENNE LOTION (s...
The venous pressure, after a long neglect, is now again being...
Intermittent Fever, Ague or Chill Fever. This comes on wit...
On The Treatment By Eschar And Poultice
In many cases in which it is impossible to adopt either the m...
Sometimes a severe out-break and eruption will occur in and ar...
The Form Of The Thoracic Cavity And The Position Of The Lungs Heart And Larger Bloodvessels
In the human body there does not exist any such space as cavi...
Extraction Of Open Safety-pins From The Esophagus
An open safety pin with the point down offers no particular ...
Safety-pins in children, point upward, when lodged high in t...
The Relation Of The Principal Bloodvessels Of The Thorax And Abdomen To The Osseous Skeleton Etc
The arterial system of vessels assumes, in all cases, somewha...
Source: Papers On Health
To cure a swelling on the knee-joint is, as a rule,
easy. Rest is a first and paramount necessity. Bathing with hot
water, not too hot for comfort, for at least an hour each day is
usually sufficient. If the knee has been blistered, or leeched, it is
more difficult to cure; but a cure may be expected if the bathing be
continued for a long enough time. It is best done by wrapping a cloth
dipped in vinegar round the knee, and placing the foot in a bath, then
pouring hot water on the bandaged knee, lifting it from the bath in a
When pain in bending is felt in the very centre of the knee-joint, this
hot pouring may be needed for a month, or even longer. During the
intervals of pouring a large cold compress should be worn, first well
oiling the knee. Cover the compress with oiled silk. This will soften
even a very stiff knee, so as at least to bring about ability to bend
without pain. Of course, if there is any disjointing, good surgical aid
must be had, if possible, to replace the bones in their natural
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