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Bread Wheaten

In some cases the bran in whole wheaten bread and Saltcoats bi...

Health And Money

It will be noticed that the remedies we recommend are in almos...

Rupture And Trauma Of The Esophagus

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


Readily identified by smell of tar or carbolic. Wash mouth wel...

Punctures Case Iii

A female servant punctured the end of the finger by a pin; th...

Demonstrations Of The Origin And Progress Of Inguinal Herniae In General

PLATE 41, Fig. 1.--When the serous spermatic tube is oblitera...

Dimensions Of The Trachea And Bronchi

It will be noted that the bronchi divide monopodially, not d...

Tracheobronchial Diphtheria

Urgent dyspnea in diphtheria when no membrane and but slight...

Damp Beds

An ordinary bed which has not been slept in for some weeks, al...

Enemas Cold Water

Prejudice often exists against cold treatment of any kind, but...

Acquiring Skill

Endoscopic ability cannot be bought with the instruments. As ...

Positive And Negative Manifestations

Acute diseases are to be regarded as electrically positive, a...

Angina Pectoris

This is a name applied to pain in the region of the heart cau...

Children's Swellings

Sometimes these occur as merely relaxed tissue full of blood. ...

Feet Giving Way

Where there is a great deal of standing to be done by any one,...

Head Soaping

Have a piece of M'Clinton's soap, a good shaving brush, and a ...

Contraction Of Sinews

This often occurs at the knee, bending the joint so that the p...

The Healing Crisis And Retracing

Certain unpleasant somatics that occur while fasting (or whil...

Esophageal Dilators

The dilatation of cicatricial stenosis of the esophagus can ...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Popliteal Space And The Posterior Crural Region

On comparing the bend of the knee with the bend of the elbow,...

Prostration Nervous

Source: Papers On Health

The various articles under Nerves and
Nervousness should be read. Here we give simply the treatment for
failure in the digestion and bowel action. This arises from failure in
the great nerve centres near the middle of the body. External treatment
may be given as follows:--Dip a cotton cloth, four-ply thick, and large
enough to cover the stomach and bowels, into cayenne Lotion (see),
and lightly wring it. Lay this gently over the stomach and bowels. Over
this an india-rubber bag of hot water is laid. Take care that the heat
is not too great or the mixture too strong. All must be just hot
enough to be comfortable. This application may remain on for two hours,
and then be repeated. The cayenne is greatly to be preferred to mustard
for many reasons. Give the most easily assimilated food possible. A
teaspoonful of gruel each half-hour, increased to a dessertspoonful, if
the digestion will bear it, and preceded in all cases by a
tablespoonful of hot water. This should be continued for twenty-four
hours. Proceed very cautiously then to increase the nourishment, on the
lines of Assimilation, Diet, Digestion, etc., giving oatmeal jelly,
wheaten porridge, Saltcoats biscuits, and such diet, gradually
bringing the patient back to ordinary food.

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