Pedunculated malignant growths are readily removed with snar...
Length Of The Fast
How long should a person fast? In cases where there are serio...
Auricular Fibrillation Occurrence
This condition of auricular fibrillation occurs occasionally ...
Neutralise by chalk or lime water, but not by soda or any alka...
Preparation Of The Patient For Peroral Endoscopy
The suggestions of the author in the earlier volumes in regar...
Punctures Case Ii
Mrs. Middleton, aged 40, wounded her wrist, on the ulnar side...
Eruptive Cutaneous Diseases
Take A D current, pretty vigorous force in acute cases; mild ...
Curing With Enemas
It is not wise to continue regular colonics or enemas once a ...
To Prevent Itch
A dose of _Sulphur_, or rubbing a little flour of sulphur on ...
The surface of the body should be kept clean, as far as possi...
The term "simple dilatation" may be applied to the dilatation...
Inflammation Of The Bowels - Enteritis
This consists in inflammation of the muscular and peritoneal ...
This is usually a result of stagnation of food or secretion, ...
Eyes Danger To Sight Of
Where inflammation has gone so far as to lead to suppuration, ...
An attack of this disease generally begins with a feeling of w...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Bend Of The Elbow And The Forearm Showing The Relative Position Of The Arteries Veins And Nerves
The farther the surgical region happens to be removed from th...
NATURE is not only our one guide in the matter of phy...
From the preceding observations it would naturally be conclud...
Introduction Of The Bronchoscope
No one should do bronchoscopy until he is able to expose the ...
The stomach of any individual having a normal esophagus and n...
Source: Papers On Health
If an epidemic prevails in the neighbourhood, or a case
occurs in the house, after due and carefully performed vaccination of
the family, the important matter to regard is cleanliness. Frequent
and thorough washing and changing of all the clothes worn next the skin
will do much to prevent possible infection. If the clothes are often
changed, then, and well washed, and the skin gets a daily washing with
soap and is sponged with hot vinegar, there is little danger of
infection during an epidemic of smallpox, or even when nursing the
disease. Acetic acid, or white wine vinegar, is even a more powerful
cleansing agent than carbolic acid, and has the advantage of being
It is important in treatment to attack the disease early. We have known
an attack completely defeated, and the patient cured, by a wet-sheet
pack administered at the right time. The early symptoms are a great
weariness and chilliness. In this cold stage, half-a-teaspoonful of
cream of tartar, in two tablespoonfuls of hot water, should be given
every half-hour. Also (and this is important) wrap the feet and legs up
over the knees in a large hot FOMENTATION (see). The head also may be
packed in hot cloths. If the fever does not rise, the applications may
continue. If the fever does come on, cold cloths must be persistently
changed on the head. This we have known reduces the bodily
temperature two degrees in half-an-hour, when if left alone it would
probably have risen two degrees. The whole body may be packed in a
damp sheet, covered with dry blanket, and this continued cooling of the
head still proceeded with.
When the eruption has appeared, and the violent itching set in, the
eruption must be persistently soaked with weak ACETIC ACID (see),
or good white wine vinegar and water. In this soaking, avoid giving the
patient pain by too strong acid. The necessary healing power will be
found in such a mixture as will only cause the eruption slightly to
It is not necessary to treat a patient all over at once. You will do
better if you take one or two pimples at a time. You can then pass from
part to part slowly, getting over the whole. You can use a little olive
oil after this soaking with vinegar, and so keep off all danger of
chill such as might occur if too much of the surface were treated at
If these simple means are well applied from the first, it must be a
very bad case indeed which will not be cured, and most likely without
any marks being left on the skin.
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