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In slight cases, where the patient simply cannot sleep for tos...
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General Directions Of The Current
Negative affections, as a general rule, are best treated with...
Pulmonary Phthisis Consumption
After tubercles have been formed extensively in the lungs, an...
Flour, And Other Matters Relating To Seeds
One of the largest degradations to human health was caused by...
A Healthy Colon
From my point of view the most amazing part of this whole exp...
Water-treatment As Used By Currie Reuss Hesse Schoenlein &c
Beside the above modes of treatment _cold_ and _tepid Water_ ...
Bite Of The Rattlesnake
is _Alcohol_, in the ordinary form, or in common Whisky, Bran...
Temperature Of The Sick-room
The _temperature of the sick-room_ should not be much above 6...
I KNOW a woman who says that if she wants to get her ...
Delirium In Fever
The best way of treating this truly distressing symptom is by ...
Auricular Fibrillation Diagnosis
If the pulse is intermittent and there is apparently a heart ...
Some general remarks on this important treatment we give here....
Eruptive Cutaneous Diseases
Take A D current, pretty vigorous force in acute cases; mild ...
Eyes Danger To Sight Of
Where inflammation has gone so far as to lead to suppuration, ...
Ulcers Case Xxiii
Mr. Marshall, aged 60, had a troublesome ulcer under the oute...
The Child As An Ideal
WHILE the path of progress in the gaining of repose c...
Many persons are distressed by some form of eruption or inflam...
The regular type of laryngoscope shown in Fig. I (A, B, C) i...
The Light Reflex On The Forceps
It is often difficult for the beginner to judge to what dept...
The Wet Compress
Category: TREATMENT OF SCARLET-FEVER.
Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms
In bed, a wet compress is put on the throat, and another on the stomach,
which, beside the direct influence it has on that organ, acts as a
derivative upon the throat and head, and as a diaphoretic upon the skin,
assisting in allaying the fever and heat. This compress on the stomach
is an excellent remedy with small children and infants in a restless,
feverish condition. I often use it, even with infants scarce a week old,
and always with perfect success. I wish, mothers could be made to
substitute it for paregoric and the like stupefying stuff, to procure
their crying infants relief and themselves rest. There is more power in
the compress than any one who is not familiar with its use, can imagine.
At the same time it has a very good effect on the bowels, which should
be kept regular, either with the assistance of tepid injections, or, if
they fail to operate, with a moderate dose of castor oil. If possible,
however, avoid the irritation of the digestive apparatus through
medicines, which are apt to counteract the external applications, whose
object is to draw the morbid poison as early and as completely as
possible to the skin.
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