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Fatty Degeneration

Fatty degeneration of the heart muscle may be caused by acute...

Glands Swollen

This is a very common trouble, especially in the young. To res...

Punctures Case Xii

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a few minutes (41), which must not induce the friends of the pa...

The Future Of Life Extension

I beg the readers indulgence for a bit of futurology about wh...

Telephones And Telephoning

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Butter, Margarine And Fats In General

Recently, enormous propaganda has been generated against eati...

Ulcers Case Xxix

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Mind In Disease

Often a person, because of physical failure, becomes possessed...

From The Hygienic Dictionary 2

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Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea

Decannulation in these cases can only follow the removal of ...

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Prolapsus Uteri Falling Of The Womb

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Limbs Disjointed Or Sprained

In the case of an overstretch, or sprain, which has resulted i...

Baths For Head

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Punctures Case Vii

Mr. Parr, aged 30, of delicate habit, trod upon a needle whic...

Neoplasms

Decannulation in neoplastic cases depends upon the nature of...

Benign Neoplasms Of The Esophagus

As a result of prolonged inflammation edematous polypi and gr...

Of Fungous Ulcer Of The Navel In Infants

It sometimes occurs that a little fungous sore exists upon th...

Prognosis

Janeway [Footnote: Janeway, T. C.: A Clinical Study of Hypert...



Lumbago






Source: Papers On Health

Lumbago differs from both paralysis and cramp of the lower
back in that it is not chiefly nervous, as these are, but is a trouble
in the muscular substance itself. The muscles are either sprained or
chilled, so as to have lost for the time their elasticity. Blistering,
burning, and all such irritating treatment are only so many helps to
the disease. The true method is found in gentle moist heating of the
lower back by a BRAN POULTICE (see), not too hot, but renewed, if
need be, for an hour each evening. Follow this up with a rubbing with
hot olive oil. Wear a belt of new flannel round the body night and day
in winter, or if exposed to cold. The treatment is simple, but if
persevered in, cures most obstinate cases.





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