The surface of the body should be kept clean, as far as possi...
Bowels Glands Of
Symptoms of glandular trouble in the bowels are--weariness and...
Bruises Case Xviii
Mrs. C. aged 40, was detained on a journey by a bruised wound...
The Anti-gastric Method
consisting in the free use of emetics or purgatives, has been...
The Effect Of Drugs On Blood Pressure
Free catharsis is a well established and valuable method of ...
This should always be managed so as to soothe and not excite t...
This is inflammation of the Pleura of one or both lungs, gene...
Food In Illness
Light, easily digested food is of the first importance in many...
As this inflammation is generally secondary to some other c...
Throat Sore (clergyman's)
Those who are in the habit of using their voice much should be...
No Cutting Short Of The Process Of Scarlatina The Morbid Poison Must Be Drawn To The Skin As Soon As Possible
Scarlet-fever is a disease, which cannot be cut short. Any at...
Bronchoscopy In Diseases Of The Trachea And Bronchi
The indications for bronchoscopy in disease are becoming inc...
Before Perspiration Comes On There Is A Little More Excitement For
a few minutes (41), which must not induce the friends of the pa...
See Abscess; Ankle; Armpit; Bone, Diseased. ...
Endoscopic ability cannot be bought with the instruments. As ...
This trouble appears in two opposite characters. In the one it...
RELIEF from the mastery of an evil mood is like fresh air aft...
Where The Temperature Is Too Low That Is Below 98-2/5 Deg
rub all over with warm olive oil, and clothe in good soft flan...
Tea should not be infused longer than three or four minutes, an...
Entirely different treatment from the above is needed for such...
Ice-water And Snow-bath In Malignant Cases
Category: TREATMENT OF SCARLET-FEVER.
Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms
If no rash appear during the first pack, which will scarcely fail, the
proceeding should be repeated, and the patient stay longer in the pack
than the first time. In very bad cases, when the patient fails at once
under the action of the poison (malignant scarlet-fever) iced water or
snow may be resorted too. I know several instances of patients, having
been given up by their physicians, reviving again under the influence of
a snow-bath, which produced a healthy reaction, when nothing else was of
avail. I have never had occasion myself to resort to such extremes, cold
water having always answered my purposes; but I would not hesitate a
minute to use snow and ice in a case where I could think it useful and
necessary. Such proceedings _look_ cruel; but it _is_ decidedly more
cruel to let the patient's life be destroyed from want of timely
assistance. I distinctly remember a case, which occurred in Cassel, when
the physician objected to "tormenting the poor boy," and wanted the
father to "let him die in peace." But the father, who had some
knowledge of, and a great deal of confidence in hydriatics, put the
little patient, a boy of 8 or 9 years, into a bathing-tub filled for the
greater part with snow, covered him over with the cold material, and
left him there till he became conscious; then he was rubbed all over,
placed in a dry pack (without a sheet), and left to perspire, which
ensued and brought out the rash. The patient was out of danger in four
hours' time, and Dr. S., on calling again in the evening, was quite
astounded at seeing him alive, out of bed, and covered with a tolerably
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