These are often performed in cases in which proper treatment o...
Treatment Of Pseudo-anginas
The treatment of these pseudo-angibas depends, of course, on ...
The Relative Position Of The Deeper Organs Of The Thorax And Those Of The Abdomen
The size or capacity of the thorax in relation to that of the...
Positive And Negative Manifestations
Acute diseases are to be regarded as electrically positive, a...
We give this name to a trouble from which we have been able to...
These begin like warts, and in the earlier stages poulticing a...
Blood Pressure In Children
May Michael, [Footnote: Michael, May: A Study of Blood Pressu...
Croup More Serious Form
This is caused by an accumulation of material in the windpipe,...
Often a state of the nerves exists, without any apparent unhea...
When the conducting cords are of equal length, as commonly th...
How To Be Ill And Get Well
ILLNESS seems to be one of the hardest things to happ...
The Lookout Department
Why the Eyes, Ears, and Nose are Near the Mouth. If you had n...
Temperature Of The Sick-room
The _temperature of the sick-room_ should not be much above 6...
Condition Of The Throat And Other Internal Organs
The condition of the _throat_ requires the most constant atte...
This forms a severe feature in many cases of illness, and has ...
Deformities Of The Urinary Bladder The Operations Of Sounding For Stone Of Catheterism And Of Puncturing The Bladder Above The Pubes
The urinary bladder presents two kinds of deformity--viz., co...
Should be an indication that food in general or some certain k...
Frictions With Lard
were used already by Caelius Aurelianus, and recently re-intr...
Anchoring The Foreign Body Against The Tube Mouth
If withdrawal be made a bimanual procedure it is almost cert...
From the preceding observations it would naturally be conclud...
The Contagion Of Scarlatina Very Active
Category: DESCRIPTION OF SCARLET-FEVER.
Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms
The _contagion_ of scarlatina is very active, and adheres for a long
time to the sick-room, bedding, clothes and furniture. The best means to
destroy it, is plenty of air. It is difficult to say when the contagion
is over, as much depends on the season of the year and the care with
which the house is aired. Physicians and visitors at the sick-room are
very apt to carry it about, unless they be exceedingly careful in
changing their clothes and washing themselves, hair and all, before
entering other rooms inhabited by persons who had not had the disorder
before. It is astonishing how easily such persons are taken by it; and
it even sometimes happens that such as have gone through it, take it
again in after years. I am authorized by experience, that the idea as if
patients under water-treatment, or even such as take a cold bath every
morning, were inaccessible to the contagion, is erroneous. I have had
patients under treatment for chronic diseases, who had had scarlatina
several years before, and neither this nor the water-cure protected them
from taking it again. With some of them, however, the throat only became
affected and no desquamation took place, whilst the character of the
complaint with the rest was rather mild. I have been astonished to read
that in a meeting of a medical society of this country, which took place
a very short time ago, some members could have raised the question
whether scarlatina was really contagious. I admit that the profession in
general has not made great progress in the cure of the complaint, but it
does not require great study and long experience to know that
scarlet-fever is contagious!
The form of the disorder in one patient does not imply the
necessity of another who caught it from him having it in the same form.
A person can take the contagion from one who dies of malignant
scarlet-fever and have it in the mildest form, and vice versa. The
character of the disease depends very much on the constitution, as I
have said above. However, if the epidemy in general is of a malignant
character (which may again depend, partly at least, on the constitution
of the atmosphere), it will prove so in many individuals who are taken
with it, and the precautions ought to be so much the more careful on
Previous: Other Sequels Dropsy &c