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Use the A D current, moderate force. Give general tonic treat...
The diet of the sick should he nutricious, but at all times s...
The Rational Care Of Self
A WOMAN who had had some weeks of especially difficul...
The stomach of any individual having a normal esophagus and n...
Giddiness And Trembling
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The Power Of Words
In every word there is a magic influence, and each word ...
Legs Pricking Pains In
Sometimes curious pricking pains are felt in the legs, becomin...
The Use Of The Will
IT is not generally recognized that the will can be t...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Bloodvessels Etc Of The Inguino-femoral Region
Hernial protrusions are very liable to occur at the inguino-f...
The wet compress on the throat in torpid cases should not be ...
Alice was a middle-aged woman who couldn't understand why she...
Wounds Bleeding Of
After sending for a surgeon the first thing to be looked at in...
The Organic Versus Chemical Feud
Now, regrettably, and at great personal risk to my reputation...
At Nauheim, under the direction of Dr. Theodore Schott, baths...
Ankle Twisted Or Crushed
Place the foot as soon as possible in warm water, as hot as ca...
Other Sequels Dropsy &c
Beside the ulceration of glands and deafness, some of the seq...
Punctures Case Xii
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Violent Reaction Sthenic
If both, the contagious poison and the organism, are very str...
Bowels Inflammation Of
This (called medically Peritonitis) is an inflammation of the ...
Source: Disturbances Of The Heart
If the patient is weak, the circulation depressed, the blood
pressure low, and the heart rapid, the drug advisable to produce
rest and sleep is almost always morphin or some other form of opium.
Morphin, with few exceptions, is a cardiac tonic and a cardiac
stimulant, unless the dose is much too large. As long as the bowels
are daily moved and the food is not given at the time of the full
action of the morphin, when digestion might be delayed or interfered
with, in most patients the action of this drug during serious
illness is entirely for good. The greatest mistake in using morphin
for the production of sleep, or for physical and mental rest and
comfort when there is not severe pain, is in giving too large a
dose. If pain is not severe, or due to inflammatory distention of
some undilatable part, to pressure on some nerve, to distention of
some tube by a calculus or to some serious injury to the nerves,
large doses of morphin are not needed. Small doses will act much
more efficiently. It is excessively rare that a hypodermic of one-
fourth grain of morphin sulphate is needed, except for the
conditions enumerated. It is often a fact that so small a dose as
one-eighth grain of morphin or even one-sixth grain will cause
sufficient stimulation of a nervous patient, because its primary
stimulant effect on the spinal cord is greater than its depressant
effect on the brain, to require another dose (one-fourth grain
altogether) to give such a patient rest. On the other hand, this
patient may many times be quieted by one-tenth grain of morphin
sulphate on account of the size of the dose being not sufficient to
stimulate the spinal cord. Many a time clinically when one-eighth
grain has failed, a dose of one-fourth grain having been apparently
necessary, a change to one-tenth grain has proved entirely and
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