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Hope And Healing
The mind has always an influence on the body. Life rises and f...
Mild Reaction Erethic
If the poison is not virulent, and the body of the patient in...
Bowels Locking Of
Sometimes when one part of the bowels is much more active than...
Emetic; stimulate and keep warm; keep patient lying down. ...
From the preceding observations it would naturally be conclud...
Structure of the Ear. Next after sight, hearing is our most i...
Strangulation Or Hanging
Often accidentally caused in children or intoxicated persons. ...
There are two opposite causes of unconsciousness. One is conge...
Errors To Avoid In Suspected Foreign Body Cases
1. Do not reach for the foreign body with the fingers, lest...
Benign Growths In The Larynx
Benign growths in the larynx are easily and accurately remova...
A piece of fine new flannel made to cover the whole back, and ...
Of Inflammation Of The Knee
Servant women, I suspect from much kneeling in scouring stair...
This trouble is rather a symptom than a disease. It rises from ...
Children And Teachers
Children are of the utmost value to society; through any one o...
Papillomata do not infiltrate; but superficial repullulation...
Symptomatology And Treatment Of Chronic Valvular Lesions
Before discussing the treatment of broken compensation in gen...
The part of the heart most affected is the part which has the...
(See Blood, Purifying; Sores). ...
The cough is a spasmodic action of nerves which are otherwise ...
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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