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Deformities Of The Urinary Bladder The Operations Of Sounding For Stone Of Catheterism And Of Puncturing The Bladder Above The Pubes

The urinary bladder presents two kinds of deformity--viz., co...


Some years back my 70 years old mother came from the family ...

Condition Of The Throat And Other Internal Organs

The condition of the _throat_ requires the most constant atte...

The Esophagus

A few of the anatomical details must be kept especially in mi...

Drugs In Hypertension

The drugs that are mostly used to lower blood pressure are ni...

Breath And Nerve

Difficult breathing, especially in ascending a hill, is often ...


If one put into his mouth nothing but food, foreign body acc...


In spite of the fact that a large number of men today do not ...


_Measles_, which may be easily distinguished from scarlatina,...

Scarlet-fever Or Scarlatina

is an eruptive fever, produced by a peculiar contagious poiso...


See Hearing. ...

Hooping Cough

According to my experience, though this disease may not be en...


Use the A D current, moderate force. Give general tonic treat...

Brow The Weary

Sometimes in the case of a child at school, the result of over...

Pleuroscopy For Disease

Most pleural diseases require a large external opening for d...

Rich Foods Brandy Beef-tea Etc

must be avoided. Involuntary starting, and the manifestation...

Heel Sprained

Often in sprains all attention is given to the bruised and tor...

Where Our Drinking Water Comes From

Water Contained in our Food is Pure. Seeing that five-sixths ...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Structures Of The Male Perinaeum

The median line of the body is marked as the situation where ...


The Popularity of Beverages. For some curious reason, the h...

No Cutting Short Of The Process Of Scarlatina The Morbid Poison Must Be Drawn To The Skin As Soon As Possible

Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms

Scarlet-fever is a disease, which cannot be cut short. Any attempt to
stop the process of incubation, after the contagion has once been
received within the body, or to prevent its being thrown out upon the
surface, would destroy the patient's life: the morbid poison must be
concocted, and it _must come away by being drawn to the skin as soon as
possible_, to prevent its settling in the vital parts, and injuring
them. The safest way of assisting nature in her efforts of eliminating
the poison, is to open the way, which she points out herself. We know
that the sooner and the more completely the eruption makes its
appearance, the brighter and the more constant the rash, the less there
is danger for the patient, and _vice versa_. Well, there is not a better
remedy than the wet-sheet pack, to serve the purpose of nature, i. e.,
to remove the morbid poison from the inner organs, and draw it to the
surface; whilst at the same time it allays the symptoms, improves the
condition of the skin for the development of the rash, and relieves the
patient, without depriving him of any part of that organic power so
indispensable for a cure, and without which the best physician in the
world becomes a mere blank. Under the process of wet-sheet packing, the
heat invariably abates, the pulse becomes slower and softer, the
violence of the symptoms is alleviated, the skin becomes moist, the
restlessness and anxiety of the patient give way to a more quiet and
comfortable condition; he perspires and falls in a refreshing sleep. Is
there any other remedy, that has the same general and beneficial effect?
I know of none.

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