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Irritable Bowels

Some peoples' lives don't run smoothly. Jeanne's certainly di...


Treat exactly as in acute diarrh[oe]a, except that P. P. shou...

To Prevent Small-pox

Use _Macrotin_ 1st night and morning, and if nursing or expos...


The part of the heart most affected is the part which has the...

Remedial Virtues Ascribed To Relics

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When compensation has been restored, the patient may be allow...

Eyes Failing Sight

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You Have No Idea How I Am Rushed

A WOMAN can feel rushed when she is sitting perfectly...

Scald Head

of children, where there is a discharge of yellow and watery ...

The Relative Position Of The Cranial Nasal Oral And Pharyngeal Cavities

On making a section (vertically through the median line) of t...

The Plumbing And Sewering Of The Body

The Wastes of the Body. Almost everything that the body does ...

Balance Loss Of

Cases where loss of balance in walking and standing are due to...

Auricular Fibrillation Treatment

The condition may be stopped by relieving the heart and circu...

Bruises Case Xiv

The first case of bruise which I shall detail was not severe,...

Pulsus Alternans

By this term is meant that condition of pulse in which, thoug...

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...

Rheumatism Chronic

Use the A D current always in rheumatic affections. If there ...

Length Of Bath

Although the temperature, in sthenic cases, should be a littl...

The Surgical Dissection Of The Fifth Sixth Seventh And Eighth Layers Of The Inguinal Region And Their Connexion With Those Of The Thigh

When we remove the internal oblique and cremaster muscles, we...

Pulmonary Phthisis Consumption

Source: A Newly Discovered System Of Electrical Medication

After tubercles have been formed extensively in the lungs, and have
softened down over considerable area, carrying down the pulmonary
tissue with them into a state of pus, there is commonly but little hope
of successful treatment. But where they are restricted to comparatively
small extent, and no ulceration exists, they may be decomposed and
absorbed away, or be thrown off in expectoration, and the affected parts
be healed.

If the case be a recent one, and acute fever, combined, perhaps, with
more or less inflammation, appear in the lungs, use the A C current, in
moderate force, yet all the patient can bear without special distress.
Place N. P., long cord, upon the upper dorsal vertebrae for treating
the upper part of the lungs, or upon the lower dorsal vertebrae for
treating their lower part. Then pass P. P. over all the affected parts.
Treat in this manner five to eight minutes, daily, until the
inflammation is suppressed, which will be indicated by an abatement of
the extreme sensitiveness and lancinating pain under the electrode.
Then, if feverish action continue high, remove the N. P. to the
coccyx, or to the lower part of the sacrum, taking the B D current,
mild force, with cords of equal length, and treat, as before, with
P. P. over the affected parts, and also over the thorax generally, and
along down the spine to the lower dorsal vertebrae. Continue this
treatment ten to fifteen minutes, daily, until the fever is removed, or
nearly so. For this part of the treatment, it is best to use the hand as
the P. electrode, and to diffuse the current over the whole palm of the
hand wherever special soreness appears. It is better, also, that the
patient receive the treatment in bed, secure from any chilliness or
current of air, so as to facilitate perspiration.

If the case be one of long standing, and more or less of pus, or pus
and tubercles, be raised in coughing, take the A D current, with equal
cords and very mild force. Reduce the quantity of battery fluid if
necessary. Now place P. P. at the coccyx and treat with N. P., (the
hand is here much the best), over all the diseased parts. Change
occasionally by removing P. P. to back of neck with long cord. The
object is to bring the diseased parts under a very light force of the A
D current, such as is especially healing in old ulcers and chronic
irritation. But if this action should at any time increase fever or
inflammation in the lungs, the poles must be reversed for one or two
treatments. In this stage of the disease, treat ten to twelve or fifteen
minutes, daily, for three or four days, and after that, three times a

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