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Emergency Tracheotomy

Stabbing of the cricothyroid membrane, or an attempted stabb...

Stimulants

See Alcohol; Narcotics. ...

From The Hygienic Dictionary

Vitamins. [1] The staple foods may not contain the same nutr...

Cholera Morbus

This disease generally comes on at night, in hot weather, and...

Relaxed And Atrophied Conditions

I alluded, above, to a distinction between a relaxed and an ...

Lacing Tight

This produces such serious deformity, and in many ways so inte...

Arthritis

Some years back my 70 years old mother came from the family ...

Pimples On The Face

See Face. ...

Dysmenorrhoea - Painful Menstruation

For this disorder, I know of no one remedy so valuable as the...

How To Conquer Consumption

Different Forms of Tuberculosis. The terrible disease tubercu...

Bronchial Aspiration

As mentioned above, bronchial aspiration is often necessary....

Potato Poultice

Potatoes boiled and beaten up with buttermilk, spread out in t...

Guaiacum

This drug is a West Indian gum, and is one of those remedies w...

A Collection Of Gallbladders

Gallbladder cases are rather ho-hum to me; they are quick to ...

From The Hygienic Dictionary

Food. [1] Life is a tragedy of nutrition. In food lies 99.99...

Dimensions Of The Trachea And Bronchi

It will be noted that the bronchi divide monopodially, not d...

Most Diseases Cure Themselves

If you ask any honest medical doctor how they cure diseases, ...

Varix And Angioma Of The Esophagus

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

Vomiting

In many cases of severe illness, the stomach rejects all food,...

Rhus Tox

applied, with water at the strength of thirty drops of the _t...



Illness The Root Of






Source: Papers On Health

In treating any trouble it is well to get to the
root of it. On one occasion a patient complained that the doctor never
struck at the root of his illness. The doctor lifted his
walking-stick and smashed the brandy bottle which stood on the table,
remarking that his patient would not have to say that again. This will
illustrate what we mean. Liquor drinking must be given up: it is the
root of multitudinous ills; so must excessive tea drinking. Tobacco is
one of the most insidious of poisons in its effects on the nerves, and
is to be absolutely given up if a cure is expected in nervous cases.
Chloral, laudanum, and opium in other forms, may give temporary relief;
but they are deadly poisons, paralysing the nerves and ultimately
completely wrecking the system. The continued use of digitalis for
heart disease is a dreadful danger. We mention these by name as most
common, to illustrate the truth that it is vain to treat a patient
while the cause of his illness is allowed to act. If any evil habit
of indulgence has given rise to trouble, that habit must be given up; a
hard fight may have to be fought, but the victory is sure to those who
persevere. Often dangerous symptoms appear, but these must be faced: to
relieve them by a return to drugs is to fasten the chains more surely
on the patient. It is better to suffer a little than to be all one's
life a slave.





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