Medical ArticlesThe Half-bath The Sitz- Or Hip-bath
Should the half-bath or shallow-bath (which are technical ter...
Ulcers Case Xxv
The following case illustrates the superior efficacy of the l...
What Is Constipation?
Most people think they are not constipated because they have ...
For slight bruises, such as children frequently get by falling...
_Small-pox_, by far the most dangerous of them, has found a b...
Blood Pressure In Children
May Michael, [Footnote: Michael, May: A Study of Blood Pressu...
Why Fuss So Much About What I Eat?
I KNOW a woman who insisted that it was impossible fo...
THE ability to be easily and heartily amused brings a wholeso...
These occur in hands and feet where the circulative power is f...
Cold In The Head
Infants often are prevented sucking by this form of cold closi...
What Keeps Us Alive
The Energy in Food and Fuel. The first question that arises i...
Often caused by children sucking matches. There is a burning i...
The prognosis is very uncertain. This infirmity is often cure...
_Aconite_ and _Bell._ are two important remedies in this affe...
No hook greater than a right angle should be used through en...
Menorrhagia Excessive Menstruation
If the menstrual flow is apt to terminate in hemorrhage, it i...
Relaxed And Atrophied Conditions
I alluded, above, to a distinction between a relaxed and an ...
Filling The Boiler Of The Body-engine
The Need of Water in the Body-Engine. If you have ever taken ...
The Period Of Convalescence
under the usual drug-treatment, is, however, usually protract...
Methods Of Treatment
Irritating applications probably provoke recurrences, becaus...
Source: Papers On Health
Entirely different treatment from the above is needed
for such a thing as inflammation of the elbow, wrist, shoulder-joint or
Say it is an inflamed elbow that is to be treated. We describe this;
but similar treatment, with very slight variation, such as common sense
will suggest, answers for the other joints.
Have two large plain towels wrung out of cold water, and folded so as
to wrap six ply thick round the elbow. See that the patient is
otherwise warm. Place one of the towels round the joint, and gently
press it (avoiding pain) so as to draw the heat out of every part. When
this is hot substitute the other, and continue with fresh cooling--for
an hour if necessary. The cloth may require to be changed perhaps
thirty times; but the guide to this is furnished by its heating. When
hot, change it. This may be repeated frequently, until the inflammation
Next: Limbs Uncontrollable
Previous: Limbs Fractured