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Medical ArticlesUlcers Case Xxix
The peculiarity of the present case arose from neglect in eva...
The Habit Of Illness
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Diseased bone is not incurable. Bone is indeed constantly bein...
The Surgical Form Of The Deep Cervical And Facial Regions And The Relative Position Of The Principal Bloodvessels And Nerves
While the human cervix is still extended in surgical position...
SYMPATHY, in its best sense, is the ability to take another's...
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The Development Of Allergies
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When the nervous system is in a certain state, all impressions...
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Head Skin Of The
The nerves of sensibility are very largely supplied to the ski...
One of the most fruitful causes of ill-health is the habit of ...
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Period Of Incubation Or Hatching
The time which passes between the reception of the contagious...
Philosophy Of Disease And Cure
In every part of the animal economy, polar derangements in th...
Lungs Congestion Of The
Treatment as below. Read preceding and succeeding articles. ...
Where this is recommended the cold-drawn oil is meant, not the...
Sitting (or Sitz) Bath
Source: Papers On Health
This bath, in whatever form administered, is
essentially a sitting in cold water with the feet out. The feet, in
fact, are better to be warmly covered up while the patient sits in the
bath. The most important thing to be considered in all such baths is
the degree of vitality possessed by the patient. If he has much
vitality, then the bath may be deep and longer continued--as long as
even forty minutes. If the vitality be low, the bath must be brief and
very shallow--it may be even necessary to make it as short as one
minute, or even less. In some cases, as a beginning, a mere dip is all
that is required. This leaves a large discretion to the nurse, and is a
matter which common sense should be able to decide. To try a short bath
first, and repeat it several times, rather than to give one long one,
is the safest plan. It will soon be found out how much the patient can
bear. If the vitality be so low as to make the simple sitz-bath a
danger, the feet may be immersed, for the one or two minutes of the
bath, in a small bath of hot water, and the patient well wrapped up all
over in warm blankets.
In some cases it is necessary to pour cold water on relaxed organs,
which, especially with females, will sometimes not be braced up by mere
immersion. But such pouring must be done with caution. Half-a-minute of
it is a long time; one quarter-of-a-minute or less will usually be
enough, even in important cases. If longer applications have only done
harm, then let our friends try the one-minute bath, or the
quarter-minute stream of water. In many cases we have known this make
all right. Such short baths may be taken twice or thrice a day.
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