The patient should be placed in the recumbent position, with...
Demonstrations Of The Origin And Progress Of Inguinal Herniae In General
PLATE 41, Fig. 1.--When the serous spermatic tube is oblitera...
5. Cardiac Emergency Drugs.--Besides some of the drugs alread...
Technicalities Of The Pack And Bath
Let me give you its technicalities, and the rationale of its ...
Hepatitis Inflammation Of Liver
Use the B D current, with what force the patient can bear. Pl...
Croup More Serious Form
This is caused by an accumulation of material in the windpipe,...
Punctures Case Xi
Mrs. G. was bitten by a little dog on forefinger about a fort...
Acute Dilatation Of The Stomach
This condition is not well understood, nor is its frequence k...
The Blue-glass Mania
As illustrative of the power of the imagination, the so-cal...
If the foreign body completely obstructs a main bronchus, pr...
Flour, And Other Matters Relating To Seeds
One of the largest degradations to human health was caused by...
The Surgical Dissection Of The First Second Third And Fourth Layers Of The Inguinal Region In Connexion With Those Of The Thigh
The common integument or first layer of the inguino-femoral r...
The Surgical Form Of The Superficial Cervical And Facial Regions And The Relative Position Of The Principal Blood-vessels And Nerves
When the neck is extended in surgical position, as seen in Pl...
An attack of this disease generally begins with a feeling of w...
HOW to live at peace with others is a problem which, if pract...
This arises from the undue contraction of some of the muscles ...
Instruments For Direct Laryngoscopy
In undertaking direct laryngoscopy one must always be prepar...
Use the A D current always in rheumatic affections. If there ...
How the Nose is Made. The nose began as a pair of little puck...
Though often but slight, disappearing in a few minutes by some ...
Source: Papers On Health
This is often an adjunct of old age, and sometimes
occurs in the young and middle-aged as the result of chills. In
neither case is it incurable, but for a cure rest is a first
necessity. If there be standing and working for twelve or fourteen
hours a day, we should not expect a cure at all. Rest must be had, at
least twelve hours out of the twenty-four, and it is well if sixteen or
even eighteen hours' rest can be taken (see Rest). Then there must be
heating the spine with moist heat (see Fomentation). This is done to
revive the organs which supply oil to the joints, by giving fresh
vitality to the roots of the nerves which control these organs. But the
heating requisite to do this must be gently and persistently applied.
An hour's gradual heating is worth far more than half-an-hour's
half-burning. Then, after the spine fomentation, which must be
applied in bed, rub (see Massage) the back with hot olive oil for a
considerable time--say half-an-hour, if the patient can bear it (see
Exercise). Then the joints may be similarly fomented and rubbed at
another time, back and joints being treated, say, every other day. If
there be costiveness, treat as in Constipation, and give easily
digested food (see Assimilation; Digestion; Nourishment). Such
treatment daily should remove stiffness, even in very bad cases.