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ROBERT FLUDD, surnamed "the Searcher," an English physician, ...
Is a disease springing from disordered digestion, and caused s...
Bruises Case Xiv
The first case of bruise which I shall detail was not severe,...
Proteins Or Meats
Proteins, the First Foods. There are proteins, or meats, both...
See Acidity in Stomach. ...
Soaping The Head
See Head, Soaping. ...
There is a usual (normal) temperature in all the blood and tis...
Putrid Symptoms Gargle Solution Of Chloride Of Soda Drink: Chlorate Of Potass Liquor Calcii-chloridi
Should _putrid symptoms_ make their appearance (21), I would ...
Active and persistent antiluetic medication must precede and ...
Enemas Cold Water
Prejudice often exists against cold treatment of any kind, but...
Whether any drug should be used which acts directly on the he...
The wet compress on the throat in torpid cases should not be ...
Foreign Bodies In The Stomach
Gastroscopy is indicated in cases of a foreign body that ref...
The nervous system of children is often damaged by shock or fr...
This disease is caused by inflammation of the mucous membrane...
Punctures Case Vii
Mr. Parr, aged 30, of delicate habit, trod upon a needle whic...
Electrical Classification Of Diseases
There are two, and only two, primary classes of disease--thos...
Convulsions Of Children - Fits
These generally occur, either from the irritation of worms, o...
While disease of the coronary arteries may occur without ge...
No Cutting Short Of The Process Of Scarlatina The Morbid Poison Must Be Drawn To The Skin As Soon As Possible
Scarlet-fever is a disease, which cannot be cut short. Any at...
Source: Papers On Health
The cough is a spasmodic action of nerves which are
otherwise healthy enough, so that when the violent action ceases, the
child's health is much as usual. Any irritation of nerves or temper
will, however, bring on an attack, and should therefore be avoided, and
all soothing mental influences should be encouraged. Three or four
teaspoonfuls of hot water taken frequently, and given whenever an
attack comes on, will give great relief. We have ourselves seen a child
thought to be dying relieved at once by nothing more than this.
Therefore it should never be neglected as too simple.
Also the feet should be bathed once in two nights (see Bathing Feet)
in warm water (not too hot), dried and rubbed gently with olive oil. On
the night when the feet are not bathed, let the back be lathered with
warm lather (see Lather; Soap), quickly dried off, and then a
little olive oil gently rubbed on.
In ordinary cases, this will be sufficient to ward off all danger in
the disease, but in severer attacks the feet and legs may be fomented
(see Fomentation) while the child is in bed, and cold towels changed
along the spine while the fomentation remains on, so as to lower the
nerve action over the main centres. This is best done in the morning
before the patient arises. If anything like inflammation sets in in any
part of the chest, treat as recommended in Bronchitis or Lungs,
As far as possible, all causes of irritation to the patient must be
removed or avoided. In the time of whooping cough, the sunniest way of
managing the child is the best.
The other children, if any, in the house, should have the footbath and
oil, and the back wash, as recommended above. This will lessen danger
of infection, and make the attack lighter if they should take it.
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