See Indigestion. ...
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Ulcers Case Xxvi
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Breath And Blood
Often difficulty of breathing, especially in close air, mistak...
Active and persistent antiluetic medication must precede and ...
A Typical Diseased Colon
The average person also has a prolapsed (sagging) transverse ...
Sometimes a severe out-break and eruption will occur in and ar...
As the patient should have a constant supply of pure air for ...
This is neuralgia in an ischiatic nerve, commonly the great i...
The Sixth Sense. Though we usually speak of having five sens...
Chlorosis Green Sickness
This is a disease mostly or entirely peculiar to young women ...
Inflammation Of The Bowels - Enteritis
This consists in inflammation of the muscular and peritoneal ...
Wounds Bleeding Of
After sending for a surgeon the first thing to be looked at in...
Symptoms Of Gastric Foreign Body
Foreign body in the stomach ordinarily produces no symptoms. ...
Mechanical Problems Of Bronchoscopic Foreign Body Extraction*
* For more extensive consideration of mechanical problems...
Pain Severe In Limbs
This is often not due to any trouble in the joint itself, but ...
A whispering voice can always be had as long as air can pass...
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Source: Papers On Health
In many cases of severe illness, the stomach rejects all
food, and the patient comes near to dying of simple starvation. On the
slightest nourishment being taken, retching and vomiting ensue, the
stomach being irritated beyond all possibility of its doing its work.
This occurs in cancer and ulcers in the stomach, as well as in various
disorders and stomach inflammations.
"Rum and milk," "claret," and all alcoholic drinks are most injurious
in such cases, and should never be given. To soothe the irritation,
the stomach should be soaped in the same manner as recommended in Head,
Soaping the (see also Lather). We have seen, even in very bad cases
of cancer, such an application cause all retching to cease almost at
once. When this has been carefully and gently done, give exceedingly
small quantities at first, of infants' food, or milk and boiling water.
To give any "rich" things is a fatal mistake. Oatmeal jelly may be
given also, but beginning with a teaspoonful at a time (see
Assimilation; Digestion; Nourishment). By gradually working up the
amount, a patient's life may be saved on this simple oatmeal jelly
which would be lost if richer things were given. Often the stomach
rejects food simply because it is surfeited. It may be that the liver
is out of order, having had too much to do. Abstinence from food for a
day or two, and then reducing the meals to two, taken, say, between 10
and 11, and 5 and 6 o'clock, will greatly help. Masticate the food till
it is reduced to a liquid, in this state the quantity required will be
wonderfully reduced and the work of the stomach lessened.
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