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Diet Economy In
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Temperature Of The Sick-room
The _temperature of the sick-room_ should not be much above 6...
Limbs Disjointed Or Sprained
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How Fasting Heals
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Actinomycosis Of The Esophagus
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Physics Of Aortic Lesions
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Conclusive Remarks Obstacles
Before concluding my article, I shall attempt to remove a few...
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The Dissection Of Femoral Hernia And The Seat Of Stricture
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Hair Coming Off
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Plate V Laryngeal And Tracheal Stenoses:
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Treatment Of The Violent Or Sthenic Form Of Scarlatina Anginosa
Category: TREATMENT OF SCARLET-FEVER.
Source: Hydriatic Treatment Of Scarlet Fever In Its Different Forms
The _violent_, or _sthenic form_ of scarlatina anginosa becomes
dangerous only through the excess of reaction, when the heat is extreme
(upwards of 105 deg. Fahrenheit, sometimes 112 to 114), the pulse can
scarcely be counted, as it hammers away full and hard in a raging
manner, the throat being inflamed and swollen to suffocation, and the
patient in a high state of delirium; but it need not frighten the
physician or parent acquainted with the use of water. We have the means
of subduing that violence without weakening the patient. It is in this
form of scarlatina that the greatest mistakes are committed by
physicians unacquainted with the virtues of water, and that our
hydriatic method shows itself in all its glory; for where there is an
abundance of heat, water cannot only be safely applied, but it is also
sure to bring relief. It is in this form of the disease that the cold
affusions recommended by Currie and his followers, have shown themselves
so beneficial, and that the wet-sheet, used properly and perseveringly,
is almost infallible.
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