American Medicine Volume 24

American Medicine Volume 24

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...excreta become odorless within a couple of days. Old preparations of lactic acid bacilli, which have been long in chemists' shops, contain no living organisms and are worthless. When gastro-intestinal symptoms do occur a dose of calomel is given at night, followed by a saline draught in the moming, and a strict milk diet--three or four pints daily, diluted with barley, lime or soda water----takes the place of raw meat for two or three days. After this interlude, a raw meat diet may be resumed. Raw Eggs.---One or two newly laid eggs are broken into a glass and swallowed like oysters. A pinch of salt may be added but nothing else. Taken before meals, especially an hour before breakfast, raw eggs are very easily assimilated, pass thru the stomach in twenty minutes, and are a useful addition to the raw meat diet. Diet During FT'T.---Whfl food is absorbed from the intestinal canal a further process of digestion begins. Just as yeast cells break up any sugar in the surrounding liquid. so all living cells thruout the body oxidize food material in the lymph and plasma. This oxidation, whereby heat is produced, is a constant vital process in which dead food material is broken up under the influence of living matter into simpler products. During fever the excretion of nitrogen and of CO, from the body becomes greater, the total oxidation of protein and nonprotein substances by the tissues is increased. the flow of digestive juices from the saliva downwards is reduced, and appetite is lost. Consequently, when the available food material is oxidized, the body cells are threatened with starvation. The nervous and circulatory systems then begin to live at the expense of other tissues, principally fat and muscle, which undergo more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 848g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776488
  • 9781236776488