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From The Hygienic Dictionary

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Locomotor Ataxia

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Disorders Of Muscles And Bones

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Typhoid Fever

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Of Burns

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Breast Sore Nipples On

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Cornus Sericea

will often cure malignant ulcers both of the breast and uteru...

The Poor Start

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The Need Of Pure Air

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Asiatic Cholera

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Sciatica

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To Prevent Yellow Fever

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Diet

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Clinical Interpretation Of Pulse Tracings

A moment may be spent on clinical interpretation of pulse tra...

The Wet Compress

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Aconite

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Consumption Prevention Of

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The Woman At The Next Desk

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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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