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Cardiovascular Renal Disease

With the strennousness of this era, this disease or conditi...

The Esophagus

A few of the anatomical details must be kept especially in mi...

Varix And Angioma Of The Esophagus

These lesions are sometimes the cause of esophageal hemorrhag...

Acetic Acid

is a most efficient remedy applied to old irritable _varicose...


This trouble appears in two opposite characters. In the one it...

Breath And Nerve

Difficult breathing, especially in ascending a hill, is often ...

Instruments For Direct Laryngoscopy

In undertaking direct laryngoscopy one must always be prepar...


Dysphagia is the most frequent complaint in cases of esophag...

Yellow Fever

[As I have never practiced farther South than Cincinnati, and...

Blood Pressure In Children

May Michael, [Footnote: Michael, May: A Study of Blood Pressu...

Prostration Nervous

The various articles under Nerves and Nervousness should be re...


Acute esophagitis calls for rest in bed, sterile liquid food...

Soapy Blanket The

It seems necessary, in getting people to use the best means fo...

Testing For Electric Defects

These tests should be made beforehand; not when about to com...

Necessity Of Allaying The Heat

The packs and baths should be continued, even when the patien...

Don't Talk

THERE is more nervous energy wasted, more nervous str...


As so many times repeated, real pain must be stopped, and mor...

Where Our Drinking Water Comes From

Water Contained in our Food is Pure. Seeing that five-sixths ...

Contraindications To Direct Laryngoscopy

There are no absolute contraindications to direct laryngosco...

The Habit Of Illness

IT is surprising how many invalids there are who have...

Housemaid's Knee

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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