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Decannulation After Cure Of Laryngeal Stenosis

In order to train the patient to breathe again through the la...

A Typical Diseased Colon

The average person also has a prolapsed (sagging) transverse ...

Deafness

See Hearing. ...

Inward Rotation Method

When the point is found to be buried in the mucosa, the best...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Principal Bloodvessels And Nerves Of The Iliac And Femoral Regions

Through the groin, as through the axilla, the principal blood...

Changing Treatment

To wisely alter and arrange the treatment in any case is of th...

Starvation

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The Vegetable Kingdom

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Mineral Acids Muriatic Acid Prescriptions

have also been used with good effect in some epidemics. _Muri...

Jaundice

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Mind In Disease

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Common Cramp

Although either the positive or the negative pole, applied to...

Locomotor Ataxia

This disease is a most difficult one to deal with, and any hea...

Sponge-pumping

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Bowels Locking Of

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Diphtheria

Use the A D current, strong force. Place the N. P., long cord...

Snake Bites

A snake bite is only one of a large class of injuries which ma...

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic narrowing or stenosis is a frequent occurrence in the ...

Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever

Wherever the _throat_ is affected, which is almost always the...

Laryngoscopes

The regular type of laryngoscope shown in Fig. I (A, B, C) i...



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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