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Preparation Of Medicine

As it often becomes necessary for the practitioner to make mo...

Mouth-gag

Wide gagging prevents proper exposure of the larynx by forci...

Alcohol

How Alcohol is Made. The most dangerous addition that man has...

No Cutting Short Of The Process Of Scarlatina The Morbid Poison Must Be Drawn To The Skin As Soon As Possible

Scarlet-fever is a disease, which cannot be cut short. Any at...

Esophageal Foreign Body

After initial choking and gagging, or without these, there m...

Copper

Emetic, white of egg to follow. ...

Second Stage

The spatular end of the laryngoscope should now be tipped ba...

Remedial Virtues Ascribed To Relics

A relic has been defined as an object held in reverence or ...

Scarlatina Simplex Or Simple Scarlet-fever

In the _mildest form_ of the disease, called _scarlatina simp...

Towels Cold Wet

A towel of the ordinary kind, and full size, is soaked in a ba...

Baths For Head

In many cases of indigestion and brain exhaustion head-baths a...

Cuprum Aceticum

(_Acetate of Copper Verdigris_) applied to _Cancerous_ ulcers...

Foreign Bodies In The Bronchi For Prolonged Periods

The sojourn of an inorganic foreign body in the bronchus for ...

Arsenic

Emetic, followed by white of egg. Keep very warm. ...

Burns Case Xxxiv

Mr. C. aged 51, scalded his leg ten days ago on the instep. H...

Breath And Nerve

Difficult breathing, especially in ascending a hill, is often ...

To Prevent Bilious Fever Or Ague

Take _Podophyllin_, _Baptisia_ and _Gelseminum_ 1st in rotati...

Urticaria Zoster Rubeola

_Urticaria_, _Zoster_ and _Rubeola_, are treated in the same ...

Ballooning Esophagoscopy

By inserting the window plug shown in Fig. 6 the esophagus m...

Treatment Of Compression Stenoses Of The Trachea

If the thymus be at fault, rapid amelioration of symptoms fo...



Spinal Congestion






Source: Papers On Health

In some cases of this trouble the symptoms are very
alarming, consisting in violent convulsive movements, which seem
altogether beyond the possibility of relief. It is something to know
that these terrible kickings and strugglings arise from simply an
accumulation of blood in the vessels of the spinal cord, irritating it
violently, as an electric current might do. Sedatives and narcotics
will be useless. Leeches applied to the spine will sometimes cure by
withdrawing the blood from it, though such treatment leaves no bracing
and strengthening effect, but the very opposite. Use the cold towel,
wrung out and placed along the spine, together with a hot blanket
FOMENTATION (see) to the feet and legs, up over the knees. The
patient must be gently held still, as far as possible, so that the
treatment may be applied. The applications will not be at once
successful, but after an hour's work something like permanent relief
should come. Above all, the nurse must keep cool and calm in mind and
manner. There is no need for hysterics, and any excitable person should
be kept out of the sick-room. If the skin of the back has been broken
by blistering or any such treatment, a fine lather (see Lather; Soap)
should be spread over all the back, and on this a soft cloth. Above
this the cold towels may be safely and comfortably applied. It will do
no harm if the treatment be continued for even two or three hours.





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