Wedding Stories.org - Find information on celebrities marriages, which marriages lasted and which ones failed Visit Wedding Stories.orgInformational Site Network Informational
Privacy


Home


Medical Articles


Mother's Remedies


Household Tips


Medicine History


Forgotten Remedies


Search

Medical Articles

Glands Swollen

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

Nuts

How Nuts should be Used. Another form of fat is the meat of ...

Ringworm

This distressing and most infectious trouble is due to a small...

Diabetes

There are two more or less distinct stages of this serious tro...

Limbs Drawn-up

We have had many cases of contracted limbs, arising from vario...

Other Forms Of Rest

DO you hold yourself on the chair, or does the chair ...

Rupture And Trauma Of The Esophagus

These may be spontaneous or may ensue from the passage of an ...

Mechanical Spoon

When soft, friable substances, such as a bolus of meat, beco...

To Prevent Bilious Fever Or Ague

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

Interpretation Of Tracings

The interpretation of the arterial tracing shows that the nea...

How Fasting Heals

Its an old hygienic maxim that the doctor does not heal, the ...

Punctures Case Xiii

Am old man applied leeches to the instep for inflammation occ...

Asphyxia Suspended Animation

Use B D current, pretty strong force. Place P. P. at back of ...

Rest

In every person there is a certain amount only of force which i...

Bathing

Cold baths, while greatly to be recommended to those who are s...

Acute Mild Endocarditis

This inflammation of the endocardium is generally confined to...

Tests

ADOPTING the phrase of our forefathers, with all its ...

Diet And Corpulence

A tendency to obesity should always be carefully checked by at...

Punctures Case Vii

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

Delirium In Fever

The best way of treating this truly distressing symptom is by ...



Noise And Disease






Source: Papers On Health

Perhaps nothing shows more the lack of human
feeling in many people than the manner in which they inflict sore
distress on the sick and dying by means of noise. Moreover, recovery is
retarded, and has sometimes been wholly prevented, by nothing but a
noise. It must be understood that talking, and also singing, which
are delightful to some, become intolerable pain to the delicate and
weak. They really are worn out by them. And the wearing out is
real: it is a destruction of nerve substance, when the nerve of the
patient is already too feeble. Shutting doors violently, and the
endless "house noises," must be avoided. Even a long, loud prayer at
the bedside of the sick is utterly out of place. It may become
necessary, in order to prevent such abuses, to exclude from the
sick-room some who will be greatly offended thereby; but courage to
defend a patient against well-meaning intruders is one essential
qualification of a good nurse. Oil doors that squeak, fasten windows
that rattle, but above all keep quiet the tongues that clatter. Let
all whispering in the sick one's hearing be avoided. Speak quietly but
distinctly, so that the patient may not think you are hiding anything
from him. Wrap the coals in pieces of paper, so that they can be put on
the fire by hand, avoiding the noise of shovel or tongs.

No one has a right to do what distresses others, and especially when
they are sick. This principle should guide action. Acting thus will
give untold rest and ease to the troubled.





Next: Nostrils The

Previous: Night Sweats



Add to del.icio.us Add to Reddit Add to Digg Add to Del.icio.us Add to Google Add to Twitter Add to Stumble Upon
Add to Informational Site Network
Report
Privacy
SHAREADD TO EBOOK


Viewed 790