Clothing should be light yet warm, and sufficiently free so as...
When soft, friable substances, such as a bolus of meat, beco...
This is the accumulation of gases in the body, usually caused ...
Few things have so great and distressing effect as the fear of...
Polarization Of The Circuit
I have said, in effect, a little above, that, while the curre...
Nourishment Cold In
If a person is in fever, and is burning with internal heat, a ...
Earache - Otalgia
This may arise from various causes, but a common one is sudde...
The diet of the sick should he nutricious, but at all times s...
Fever Scarlet Or Scarlatina
As a first precaution, when an epidemic of this exists, childr...
Exercise And Growth
Fatigue as a Danger Signal. The chief use of exercise in ch...
In this fever, now known as a form of Typhoid, the disease spr...
This disease, in addition to the symptoms of cutting, crampin...
Breast With Corded Muscles
Often a slight hardness shows itself in a woman's breast, when...
Our Relations With Others
EVERY one will admit that our relations to others sho...
When the tracheal incision is placed below the first ring, n...
The pathology of arteriosclerosis is a thickening and diminis...
Telephones And Telephoning
MOST men--and women--use more nervous force in speaki...
Although either the positive or the negative pole, applied to...
Inflammation Of The Brain
_Brain Fever._ Though this affection is not strictly what ...
The current is that moving electric essence which traverses t...
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
The most successful procedure in the management of intestinal
putrefaction is to remove meat from the diet absolutely. Laxatives
in some form are generally indicated, and one of tile best is agar-
agar. Of course aloin and cascara are always good laxatives, with an
occasional dose of calomel or saline, if such seem indicated. Some
of the solid hydrogen peroxid-carrying preparations (magnesium
peroxid, calcium peroxide [Footnote: See N. N. R., 1916, p. 232])
have been advised as bowel antiseptics, but they are not more
successful than many of the salicylic acid preparations,' and
perhaps none is more efficient than salol (phenyl salicylate) in a
dose of 0.3 gm. (5 grains), three or four times a day. Washing out
the colon with high injections is often of great value, but should
not be continued too long lest the rectum become habituated to
distention, and bowel movements not take place without an enema.
Lactic acid bacilli, best the Bulgarian, arc often of value in
intestinal fermentation. A tablet may be eaten with a little lactose
or a small lump of sucrose after each meal. Or yeast may be taken in
the forth of brewer's yeast, a tablespoonful in a glass of water,
two or three times a day, or one sixth of an ordinary compressed
yeast cake dissolved is a glass of `eater and taken once or twice a
day. Or various forms of lactic acid fermented milk may be
Any particular food which causes fermentation in the intestine of
the patient should be eliminated from his diet; the patient must be
individualized as to fruits, cereals and vegetables, Nit, as stated
above, meat should ordinarily be withheld for a time at least.
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