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Is now known to be conveyed by the bite of a certain kind of m...
Eyes Inflamed With General Eruptions Over The Body
In some cases the eye trouble is only a part of a general skin...
Disturbances Of The Heart In General
Of prime importance in the treatment of diseases of the hea...
What Is Constipation?
Most people think they are not constipated because they have ...
A Collection Of Gallbladders
Gallbladder cases are rather ho-hum to me; they are quick to ...
The swallowing function can be studied only with the fluoros...
Inflammation Of The Bowels
See Bowels. ...
No hook greater than a right angle should be used through en...
This is a very common trouble, especially in the young. To res...
Wounds Bleeding Of
After sending for a surgeon the first thing to be looked at in...
Paroxysmal Tachycardia Management
There is no specific treatment for paroxysmal tachycardia. Wh...
See Armpit Swelling and Bone. ...
Our Wonderful Coat
What the Skin Is. The skin is the most wonderful and one of t...
MOST mothers know that it is better for the baby to p...
It is not always easy to say definitely whether a bone is brok...
Remedial Virtues Ascribed To Relics
A relic has been defined as an object held in reverence or ...
The Sitz-bath May Be Taken In A Small Wash-tub If There Is No
proper sitz-bath-tub at hand. It should be large enough to allo...
It has long been known that altitude increases the heart rate...
It is a mistake to try to force a foreign body into the stom...
See Hay Fever. ...
Prejudice Of Physicians Against The Water-cure
Category: TREATMENT OF OTHER FEVERS
Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms
The greatest, and the most serious, difficulty lies in the prejudice of
physicians against the Water-Cure. This prejudice, although in the
treatment of the diseases before us, it is founded on no other reasons
but ignorance, lack of courage and the habit of travelling the old
trodden path--the same _regular path_ which thousands and millions have
travelled not to return--neither you, dear reader, nor I, shall be able
to conquer by words. But we may succeed by actions. Take the matter in
your own hands, before it is too late. Do not plead your want of
knowledge and experience: a whip in the hand of a child is less
dangerous than a double-edged sword in the hand of a fencing-master. I
have known many a mother to treat her child for scarlet-fever, measles,
small-pox, croup, &c., after my books, or after prescriptions received
in Graefenberg and other hydriatic establishments, and I scarcely
remember a case of accident, whilst those treated in the usual mode by
the best physicians would die in numbers. I repeat it: there is no
danger in the _wet-sheet pack_, and should a patient die under the
treatment prescribed by me, you may be sure, he would not have lived
under any other mode of treatment.
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