It is difficult to determine the cause of toothache, and more...
Burns Case Xxxiv
Mr. C. aged 51, scalded his leg ten days ago on the instep. H...
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Difficulties Of Esophagoscopy
The beginner may find the esophagoscope seemingly rigidly fi...
Toxic Disturbances And Heart Rate
Under this head it is not proposed to consider disturbances...
ALTHOUGH so much time and care are given to the vario...
Actinomycosis Of The Esophagus
Esophageal actinomycosis has been autoptically discovered. It...
Breast Swelling In
A blow on the breast, or the drain of nursing a child, along w...
Gabriel Tucker modified the regular side-curved forceps by a...
The Effect Of Athletics On The Heart
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A large, soft, fleshy tumour is usually simply an accumulation...
The cause of an irregularly acting heart in an adult may be o...
Brown recommends diluted _Acetic Acid_ as a specific against ...
Vitamin Program For The Sick
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The first question in any case of sore throat, is, What is the...
The first sign of such an illness is a brief and slight attack...
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Stings Of Insects
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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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