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Delirium In Fever

The best way of treating this truly distressing symptom is by ...

Cases

During an epidemic of scarlatina in 1836 two of my children w...

Limbs Drawn-up

We have had many cases of contracted limbs, arising from vario...

Fever Gastric

In this fever, now known as a form of Typhoid, the disease spr...

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...

Water For Drinking

Every care should be taken to have drinking water absolutely p...

Mild Reaction Erethic

If the poison is not virulent, and the body of the patient in...

Children's Treatment

This should always be managed so as to soothe and not excite t...

Imaginary Troubles

These are of two kinds, the one purely imaginary, the other wh...

Weaning

Many of the troubles which come in this process arise simply f...

Physical Signs Of Bronchial Foreign Body

In most cases there will be limitation of expansion on the in...

Diet

The diet of the sick should he nutricious, but at all times s...

Gastroscopes

The gastroscope is of the same construction as the esophagos...

Ulcers Case Xxx

C. Cocking, aged 17, has an ulcer of the size of half-a-crown...

From The Hygienic Dictionary

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

Altitude

It has long been known that altitude increases the heart rate...

Gravel

Sometimes mere internal inflammation is mistaken for this dise...

Hot-water Bags

The flat rubber bags of various shapes, to be had from all rub...

Punctures Case Iv

The present case is somewhat more severe than those which hav...

The Ammonium Carbonicum

recommended by Peart, has been considered by many as a specif...



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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