To understand the physiology, pathology and the best treatmen...
1. "Nervous headache." Take the B D current--moderate force. ...
If you would cure thoroughly, you must first make sure that th...
Tuberculosis Of The Tracheobronchial Tree
The bronchoscopic study of tuberculosis is very interesting,...
The Period Of Convalescence
under the usual drug-treatment, is, however, usually protract...
Dripping Sheet Substitute For The Half-bath
To apply the _dripping sheet_, a tin bathing hat or a large w...
Take B D current, forceful as the patient can bear, and treat...
_Nux Vomica_ should be used once in about four hours, for twe...
How To Be Ill And Get Well
ILLNESS seems to be one of the hardest things to happ...
Our Relations With Others
EVERY one will admit that our relations to others sho...
A piece of fine new flannel made to cover the whole back, and ...
Ankle Twisted Or Crushed
Place the foot as soon as possible in warm water, as hot as ca...
This trouble is found in the double form; first, of limbs whic...
Passing the cricopharyngeus is the most difficult part of es...
Take the B D Faradaic current--moderate strength. If the affe...
Eyes Failing Sight
This often comes as the result simply of an over-wearied body ...
Treat as under Fever, Gastric, and Fever. In addition, great c...
Demonstrations Of The Nature Of Congenital And Infantile Inguinal Herniae And Of Hydrocele
PLATE 39. Fig. 1--The descent of the testicle from the loins ...
If the bowels are known to be in excellent condition and not ...
In order to prevent decay, the teeth should be carefully brush...
Source: Papers On Health
A snake bite is only one of a large class of injuries
which may be considered under one title. From an insect sting upwards
to the most fatal snake bite, we need to note, first, the blow or
shock of the bite, and then the fever symptoms which show poison
spreading in the system. The blow or shock paralyses or kills a larger
or smaller part of the nervous system. The nerve of the heart may be
almost instantly so paralysed, with fatal effect. The snake poison
especially affects the organic nervous system, and thus attacks the
very source of vitality. In smaller stings, rubbing vinegar or weak
ACETIC ACID (see) into the wound is sufficient almost instantly to
cure. The same substance will cure greater evils. In the case of snake
bite, first suck the wound thoroughly, watching that the lips and gums
of the person who sucks are free from wound or scratch, or use what is
called "dry cupping." Much may be done thus in a few seconds. But it
must not be continued longer, and hinder the next step. This is to
inject weak acetic acid into the bite. Where snakes are abundant, a
small syringe, such as is used to inject morphia, with a rather blunt
point, should be always carried, and acetic acid of the right strength.
The injection must be thorough, and of course pain must be borne to
avoid greater evil. Foment cautiously but persistently over the stomach
and along the spine. Pay special attention to the lower back if bitten
in the foot or leg, and to the upper part if in the hand or arm. During
recovery, give careful diet, and rest. Of course this treatment will
fail in some cases, as any treatment may. But if immediately applied,
it will save a very large number of lives.
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