Home and Climatic Treatment of Pulmonary Consumption on the Basis of Modern Doctrines

Home and Climatic Treatment of Pulmonary Consumption on the Basis of Modern Doctrines

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...of meteorology is now so far progressed, that thermometrical, barometrical and hygrometrical observations are daily made in most of the civilized countries. True, no ideal climate for all classes of cases has been or ever will be found. Dr. Loomis is right when he says, that in regard to climate, no absolute rules can be laid down. And again "The individual pecularities of each case must decide this question. Experience shows that one individual improves in a warm, moist air: another individual improves in a cold, dry air. Every phthisical patient has a climate adapted to his peculiar diathesis." How to find this out, will be spoken of later on. It will also be my endeavor to demonstrate, that we have so far advanced in our knowledge of the'relative value of various climates, as to be able to present certain advanced foot-holds, which will serve as a guide to your judgment. Medicine is not an exact science, that branch of it called therapeutics least of all, and the further we are removed from exact and fixed rules, the more will you be called upon to exercise your judgment in individualizing and in strict attention to detail in conformity with the plan which may be marked out for climatic treatment. Before proceeding to a detailed account of the comparative benefits derived from sea and mountain air, a few words may not be out of place, in regard to pure fresh air in general as a remedial measure. And first let me say, that no air of whatsoever part of our globe, be it on land or water, at the top or at the foot of mountains, in proximity to or in the middle of the ocean, has any specific qualities which tend to cure consumption. This fact cannot be recalled to mind too often. Our pabulum vitae, the air, cannot and does not act directly upon...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673409
  • 9781236673404