While the usually thin, watery esophageal and gastric secret...
REST, fresh air, exercise, and nourishment, enough of each in...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Bend Of The Elbow And The Forearm Showing The Relative Position Of The Arteries Veins And Nerves
The farther the surgical region happens to be removed from th...
This trouble is found in the double form; first, of limbs whic...
Intermittent Fever, Ague or Chill Fever. This comes on wit...
An infant's clothing should be soft, warm, and light in weight...
Practice On The Rubber-tube Manikin
This must be carried out in two ways. 1. General practice...
From the preceding observations it would naturally be conclud...
Testing For Electric Defects
These tests should be made beforehand; not when about to com...
Eruptive Cutaneous Diseases
Take A D current, pretty vigorous force in acute cases; mild ...
The Temples Of Esculapius
It has been truly said that temples were the first hospital...
Importance Of Noting The Central Point
From the above observations, it will be plain that, when we w...
Length Of Bath
Although the temperature, in sthenic cases, should be a littl...
Heat And Weakness
We have over and over again shown in these papers how heat pas...
Ulcers Case Xxvii
Mrs. Wakefield, aged 36, had an extensive ulceration with exc...
The Organic Versus Chemical Feud
Now, regrettably, and at great personal risk to my reputation...
Cardiovascular Renal Disease
With the strennousness of this era, this disease or conditi...
The Period Of Convalescence
under the usual drug-treatment, is, however, usually protract...
To Prevent Scarlet Fever
Give Belladonna at the 3d attenuation, three to six pellets, ...
Educate your eye and your fingers. Be sure you are right...
Source: Papers On Health
There are two opposite causes of unconsciousness. One
is congestion of the brain, the other sheer nerve exhaustion. Either
will produce a prolonged suspension of consciousness very different
from a mere passing faint. In the case of congestion, the head will be
hot and the feet cold. The cure is therefore at once seen to be to cool
the head and foment the feet in a hot blanket up to the knees. This is
the treatment usually to be given to young children. When aged people,
or those much exhausted from any cause, become unconscious from lack of
vitality, there will be rather a general coldness, and no special
heat in the head. We have seen such a case of "coma," which had lasted
for forty-eight hours, come all right in ten minutes, by simply
fomenting the back of the head and neck, and all down the spinal
column. Press a thickly-folded piece of flannel wrung out of hot water
carefully and gently over these parts, and often in a few minutes the
mental power comes back. Care must be taken not to scald the patient.