A Catechism of Health

A Catechism of Health

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...so acute that, without prompt relief, the patient in a few hours would have been in danger of death from sheer exhaustion. Under such circumstances a hyperdermic injection of morphine reduces pain until the measures adopted for the removal of the fermenting mass can produce their effect. Of course, the patient feels worse for it next day. But in the meantime I have saved him from hours of excruciating agony, and the dangerous exhaustion which is sure to follow long-continued and severe pain. Not to relieve a patient frantic with pain would be inhuman--more, it would be simple malpractice. Remember this: Drugs are evil things. They do not, cannot, cure. But they do at times relieve pain or dangerous symptoms; and in such cases their employment is not only advisable but imperative. At the same time I may add that I have treated many cases of typhoid, scarlet fever, whooping cough, mumps, rheumatism, consumption and other serious disorders without the employment of any drugs whatsoever. 218. Figs and, Dates. i Should figs and dates be washed before eatng. Answer. It is safer to do so. Are they not a perfect substitute for bread? Answer. No; they are much better food than bread. 219. The Stomach. How can a person know whether the stom a_ch is entirely empty and free from the previous meal? Answer. _ _ _ There is no practical method by which this can be determined by the person himself. 220. Eructations. Would a few eructations in the morning indicate that some food still remained in the stomach? Answer. Yes. 221. Thirst. What is the cause of severe thirst after meals? Answer. _ Indigestion. 222. Bathing. Is frequent bathing or swimming in warm weather good for the average person? Answer. Yes. 223. Underclothing. Is it not better to go without...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236943457
  • 9781236943453