Handbook of General Therapeutics Volume 4

Handbook of General Therapeutics Volume 4

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... and different climate, in forest, mountain, or sea air, and the increased amount of exercise taken, very often, according to common experience, effect a favourable change in the system, both corporeal and mental, in the spirits, in the appetite and digestion, as well as have a direct or indirect favourable influence on particular pathological conditions. Undoubtedly in many instances all these three factors cooperate in nearly equal degree in producing favourable results. In other cases the pharmaco-dynamic character of the well, the abundant consumption of water, the cold or warm bath in connection with the different processes of hydropathy, may be the most potent agents, possibly also now and then the skinstimulating effect of the salt or gas constituents of the bath. It is hard to determine to which of these influences the lion's share is to be assigned in a particular case, seeing how complex is the character of drinking and of bathing cures. In any case no one will pretend to deny that numberless cures are to be set down not to bathing and drinking, but to the various hygienic, dietetic, and psychical changes which have just been enumerated. We are taught that it is so by daily experience and by rational consideration of the question. One and the same well is recommended for the most different ailments, and springs of the most different chemical characters, or simple climatic cures, are eflicient in relieving the same pathological conditions. It is plain that there is nothing specific in the three factors which we have enumerated, which can make their eflicacy be confined to particular spots. Wherever warm and cold baths, hot and steam baths, douches and cold frictions, and baths containing salts are used as remedial agents by...show more

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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236939468
  • 9781236939463