A Dictionary of Medicine; Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children Volume 1

A Dictionary of Medicine; Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases Peculiar to Women and Children Volume 1

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...and beset with- number of complications. It is not always psible to estimate the duration of the attack when the case first comes under observaUon. Lastly, many of the recorded cases have been treated by such complicated methods, that it is frequently quite impossible to eliminate the respective effects of the various drugs administered. In approaching the question of the therapeutics of acute rheumatism at the present time, these it/At cannot be kept too clearly in view, for perhapno disease has been alleged to have been success fully treated by so many different remecVies 1. General treatment--When called upon to treat a case of acute rheumatism, the pr.u' titioner must, in the first place, make ceruis. special arrangements for the nursing of the patient. In addition to the ordinary measures proper in every case of an acute febrile diseas which will probably prove of some duration, hi must especially secure for the rheumatic patierl perfect quiet, extreme gentleness of every r, e cessary movement, and the prevention or reliel of the discomfort attendant on constant and profuse perspirations. Next to a good stron nurse, and perfect hygienic arrangements of thi sick-room, a proper bed is of the utmost imr-ir tance in the general management of the eas The bed must be firm; standing on a firs floor; sufficiently narrow; and placed in such i position as to be readily accessible from e'uh side, and allow the attendants to reach anv pu of the limbs or trunk of the patient, withe interfering with the position and comfort of tb other parts. Further, the bed must be m.-de as a 'rheumatic bed;' that is, a pair of blank! must be placed between the sheets the at over, the other under the patient, so as to absorb the profuse sweat, and diminish the risk...show more

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  • Paperback | 924 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,615g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658435X
  • 9781236584359