Errors of Physicians and Others in the Practice of the Water-Cure as a Remedial Agent in the Prevention and Cure of Diseases

Errors of Physicians and Others in the Practice of the Water-Cure as a Remedial Agent in the Prevention and Cure of Diseases

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...in two. In this wise, these highly' learned gentlemen of medicine sometimes prescribe baths, of which they know nothing except the name, of which even the mechanical utensils and manipulations are unknown to them. 4. roor BATHS. With these baths it is of the utmost importance to inculcate the precept, that nervous patients, who suffer much of coldness of feet, must not apply them immediately on commencing the cure, but such patients must rather first wash and apply wet friction constantly for a number of weeks to the feet, preparatory to regular foot baths. I am acquainted with several cases, where patients of this kind have taken to the use of foot baths, through the inconsiderate persuasion of water-cure friends, and have thereby done themselves injury. A second precept in the use of foot baths is, that one must never take these baths when the feet are cold; one must much rather select a time when the feet are warm, which with the most of such patients, does not occur until the afternoon or evening. A third rule is, that after the foot bath the patient must either walk, or when it is late in the evening, lay himself in bed; in general, however, the former is to be preferred. _ Fourthly, one must understand to discriminate between the foot bath for the purpose of warming the feet, and the foot bath for derivation of congestions, the feet being otherwise warm, and especially to proportion the duration of the bath in accordance therewith. It is a misuse, when one prolongs the foot bath for warming of the feet beyond ten minutes; in most cases it should only last a few minutes; while, on the contrary, the derivative foot bath must last from ten to twenty minutes. It' is however to be observed, that when severe plethora in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861604
  • 9781236861603