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I doubt that it is possible to be totally healthy in the twen...
Bronchoscopic And Esophagoscopic Grasping Forceps
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Foreign Bodies In The Larynx
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Teething Of Children
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The Surgical Dissection Of The Deep Structures Of The Male Perinaeum The Lateral Operation Of Lithotomy
The urethra, at its membranous part, M, Fig. 1, Plate 53, whi...
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Spine Weakness Of The
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Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever
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Errors To Avoid In Suspected Foreign Body Cases
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Wounds And Bruises
On this subject, I must necessarily be very brief. When a wou...
Illness The Root Of
In treating any trouble it is well to get to the root of it. O...
Source: Papers On Health
The abdomen is formed of a series of rings containing the
bowels, and holding them in proper position. If the muscles and tissues
holding these rings yield so as to permit them to separate a little,
what is called "rupture" takes place. It may be caused by violent
muscular efforts, heavy weight lifting, jumping from a height, etc.,
etc. The rings are not broken, but only displaced, and especially with
young persons, the "rupture" can soon be brought all right, but even
with the aged, in all cases it may be mitigated, if not cured, by
The first thing is to replace any part of the bowels which may have
escaped through the opening of the rings. Lay the patient flat on his
back. He must not be treated in any other attitude. Then rub the
swelling gently downwards. It must not be rubbed upwards, or it
will be made worse. This rubbing will soon bring the bowel into its
proper place. Give some time and kindly care to this treatment, which
is very important. Then get a surgical instrument maker to fit a proper
truss. See that this really fits. If it hurts in any way when first put
on, it does not fit well enough. Avoid for a considerable time any
effort likely to strain the part. Take light and easily digested food;
give up all alcoholic drinks and the use of tobacco.