Chambers's Encyclopaedia Volume 9

Chambers's Encyclopaedia Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the idiosyncrasy of the patient; an injury which will produce no apparent effect on one man often producing a serious and persistent impression on another. The following are the most important points in regard to treatment: The patient should be kept in a Horizontal position, with the head on the same level as the body, and he should not be raised till decided symptoms of reaction appear. The best stimulant is brandy, in moderate and carefully regulated doses, given in the form of hot brandy and water. At the same time heat should be applied to the pit of the stomach and the extremities, by means of hot flannel, hot-water tins, or, in their absence, bottles containing hot water, and other appliances. Nourishment, in the form of beef-tea, should closely follow the stimulants; the two may be combined with the greatest advantage, and as the system rallies the latter may be entirely replaced by the former. See Holmes's System of Surgery. Shoddy (a provincial word, 'that which is shed ') formerly meant only the waste arising from the manufacture of wool, but it has acquired a wider and much more important signification. Clippings of woollen and worsted stuffs and rags of any kind of fabric made of wool are now carefully utilised. Cuttings of new flannels, worsted cloths, and knitted textiles receive the name of new shoddy, and when articles made of these are worn out they are termed old shoddy. On the other hand tailors' clippings of milled cloths are called new mungo, while the material of old clothes and rags of this woollen cloth is styled old mungo. Both shoddy and mungo, which were formerly, to a large extent at least, waste materials, are now 'ground up' as it is termed--i.e. they are put into a machine with a revolving cylinder armed with...show more

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  • Paperback | 960 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 48mm | 1,678g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 123653803X
  • 9781236538031