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The Brain In Its Direction Of The Body

WE come now to the brain and its direction of other p...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Bloodvessels Etc Of The Inguino-femoral Region

Hernial protrusions are very liable to occur at the inguino-f...

Oxygen Tank And Tracheotomy Instruments

Respiratory arrest may occur from shifting of a foreign body,...

Wounds Syringing

Very great good can often be done by a little careful syringin...

The Relative Position Of The Deeper Organs Of The Thorax And Those Of The Abdomen

The size or capacity of the thorax in relation to that of the...

Hysteria

This is usually brought on by some excessive strain upon the b...

Drugs In Hypertension

The drugs that are mostly used to lower blood pressure are ni...

The Surgical Form Of The Male And Female Axillae Compared

Certain characteristic features mark those differences which ...

Inflammatory Outbreaks

Sometimes a severe out-break and eruption will occur in and ar...

The Real Truth About Salt And Sugar

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Bleeding

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Diet Is Not Enough

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Neuralgia

This is severe pain in one part or other of the body, sometime...

Stage I Entering The Right Pyriform Sinus

The operator standing (as in Fig. 66), inserts the esophagos...

Amenorrhea Suppressed Menstruation

Treat as for chlorosis. But if the case be recent--the effect...

Vitamins For An Older Healthy Person

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The Blue-glass Mania

As illustrative of the power of the imagination, the so-cal...

Diet

I have little to say with regard to _diet_, at least to physi...

Diseases And Disturbances Of The Skin

Their Chief Causes. Skin troubles are of two main kinds accor...

Removal Of Double Pointed Tacks

If the tack or staple be small, and lodged in a relatively l...



Infection






Source: Papers On Health

Few things have so great and distressing effect as the fear
of infection in disease. As a rule this fear is not justified by the
facts, where ordinary precautions are taken. These precautions, too,
need not be costly, and involve in many cases little more than some
careful work. Where scarlet fever has shown itself in any household,
the very first thing is to see to the continuous freshening of the air
in the sick-room and in all the house. Ventilation is, indeed, the
first and most important method of disinfection. Chloride of lime and
other disinfecting fluids will decompose the offensive and noxious
odours, but pure air will sweep the organisms of disease themselves
away. Fresh air kills the microbes of certain diseases, e.g.,
consumption, and is hostile to all disease. The stools of typhoid
patients should be disinfected, and great care taken that no water or
other fluid is contaminated by them through imperfect sanitation, etc.
(see Fever, Typhoid). Seeing that the seeds of disease are all around
us, the best method of warding off their attacks is to keep the body in
a state to resist their inroads by strict attention to diet, exercise
and ventilation. Let all be done also, by fires if necessary, to
thoroughly dry the room and house. See that all the family breathe
fresh air by night as well as by day; have open windows where and when
possible.

Acetic acid is as powerful a disinfectant as carbolic acid, in
proportion to its strength, and has the advantage of being harmless,
unless in the glacial form.

In all cases of infectious disease these precautions are almost certain
to prevent its spread, with, in addition, the special ones given under
the head of the disease.





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