Hand-Book of Hygienic Practice

Hand-Book of Hygienic Practice

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...best in different cases. In the mild cases, when the whole sluface is preternaturally hot, the plan of treatment does not vary much from that applicable to inflammatory fever. As there is a constant tendency to congestion of, or determination to, the brain, lungs, or liver, indicated by delirium, or coma, diflicult respiration, or prolonged chills, with extreme yellowness of the eyes and surface, great care must be taken to maintain the balance of circulation, as in cases of nervous fever. When the local heat and pain are considerable, cold applications must be constantly applied, and when there is tendency to ulceration, as in diptheria, malignant scarlet fever, and putrid sore throat, ice should be freely employed. HemoIrhagic tendencies require cool applications locally, warm to the extremities, bits of ice or sips of ice-water frequently taken into the stomach. The utmost attention should be given to ventilation, frequent changes of bedding and linen, and the instant removal of all effete or excrementitious matters. FEvnR, Qun1r.ucents.--A fever whose paroxysms are supposed to return eveIy fifth day. Doubtful. Fnvnn. QuorInIAN.--Red Tongue. The term has been applied to Typhus. FEveR, RED ToNGun.--A form of Typhus which has prevailed in Kentucky. FnvnR, RneuL.m.--I.ntennittent; whose paroxysms have a determinate order and succession of stages. FEvnR, RELAPSING.--ThlS term has been lately applied to the secondary fever which occurs after the patient has had ordinary, simple fever, passed the crisis, a critical period, and been apparently convalescent for one, two, three, or more days. It is nothing more nor less than a drug dzsease, occasioned by the medicines which have been administered to cure the original fever. It is attended witshow more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785738
  • 9781236785732