Good Health Volume . 37

Good Health Volume . 37

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...and the introduction of other germs and the extension of the disease from the throat to the ear is one of the most serious causes of suffering and of permanent damage resulting from scarlet fever. This can probably be prevented. Dr. J. Lawrence Smith suggests that when a child is taken with scarlet fever, the attendant should at once use a spray of peroxide of hydrogen, and continue to use it every three or four hours, cleansing the mouth and throat thoroughly. It is the best of all germicides. You will see the foam rising, which indicates the destruction of germs by the peroxide. The use of peroxide of hydrogen is an excellent protection in case of an exposure to diphtheria. Spraying the throat with it would prevent the contraction of the disease, as the germs would be destroyed as soon as received into the throat, or before they had obtained a very firm foothold. A little preventive is worth a great deal of cure. DISCHARGE FROM THE EAR. Few persons are aware of the fact that a chronic discharge from the ear is usually indicative of a condition of disease which may at any time develop into a fatal illness. In chronic inflammation of the middle ear, the parts affected are separated only by a very thin bony partition from the brain itself, and it requires only a slight extension of the disease to involve the membranes of the brain. On one occasion the writer was called to see a patient suffering from suppuration of the ear, who had a few days before been seized with a terrific pain in the head, which nothing would relieve. Investigation gave convincing evidence that an abscess had formed within the skull, and a quantity of pus amounting to nearly two ounces was removed. The danger attending chronic ear discharge is well recognized by medical men, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584503
  • 9781236584502