Gunn's Newest Family Physician; Or, Home-Book of Health

Gunn's Newest Family Physician; Or, Home-Book of Health : An Approved Household Guide, for Avoiding Disease and Prolonging Life, Giving Clear Directions in Cases of Drowning, Poisoning, Wounds and Other Emergencies, with Plain Instructions

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...eye-teeth are the last in the set to make their appearance.. The food, particularly in Teething, claims care equally with air, clothing, exercise, and cleanliness. Its regulations in infancy have already been sufiiciently noticed, and if properly attended to, the management of the infant, while Teething, will be simple, and seldom require the interference of the medical attendant.' Treatment, --In ordinary cases of Teething, where there is not much disease of the stomach or bowels, no other remedy will be required, but an occasional dose of Calciued Magnesia, to correct sourness of the stomach, or a little Paregoric, to ma e the child sleep, and to relieve the itching and pain of the gums. A few tea-spoonfuls of weak Lime-Water will correct the sourness of the stomach, or Prepared Chalk; and if there is much griping of the bowels, Peppermint, Spearmint, or Pennyroyal Tea, should be given every little while, in sufiicient quantity to bring a moisture upon the skin; or on may give a little weak Ginger Tea, strained. Should the bowels lie disordered, with slight fever, glive a mixture of Castor Oil and Paregoric every day or two. A alf or a table-spoonful of Castor Oil may be given to any child after the age of Teethingi commences, or after it is nine mouths old; this may a pear a large ose, but it is not so. It will be found a fine remedy. Ilo this quantity of Oil add two or three drops of Laudanum, or twenty-five or thirty drops of Paregoric, reducin the dose of Laudanum or Paregoric in proportion to the age of the efiiild. When there is sourness of the stomach, or dischar es from the bowels, a tea-s oonful of Calciued Magnesia should lie used instead of the Castor 8il. When the gums are much swelled and inflamed, it will be proper more

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  • Paperback | 578 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,021g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793285
  • 9781236793287