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The current is that moving electric essence which traverses t...


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Tuberculosis Of The Esophagus

Esophageal tuberculosis is not commonly met, but is probably ...

Methods Of Treatment

Irritating applications probably provoke recurrences, becaus...

Classification Of Cardiac Disturbances

For the sake of discussing the therapy of cardiac disturban...

Stomach Trouble

If you would cure thoroughly, you must first make sure that th...

Where There Is A Will There Is A Way!

I have been frequently compelled to resort to these milder ap...

Period Of Desquamation Or Peeling-off

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See Veins, Swollen, etc. ...

Poisoning Blood

Where this arises from a more or less putrid wound, what is ai...

Punctures Case Xii

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

To Prevent Bilious Fever Or Ague

Take _Podophyllin_, _Baptisia_ and _Gelseminum_ 1st in rotati...

Training For Rest

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Physics Of Aortic Lesions

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The Journey Down The Food Tube

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The Circumstances Of Life

IT is not the circumstances of life that trouble or w...

Hay Fever

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Affection Of The Cerebellum And Spine

In affections of the _cerebellum_ and _spinal marrow_, the pa...


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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