House-Plants as Sanitary Agents, Or, the Relation of Growing Vegetation to Health and Disease

House-Plants as Sanitary Agents, Or, the Relation of Growing Vegetation to Health and Disease

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...by giving some attention to the matter of accommodating the amount of vegetable life to the size of the living-room of a patient suffering from this disease, secure the extent of saturation most desirable in his climatic management. The temperature during the winter months, which is always the most trying season for this class of patients, is within-doors easily regulated by attention to heating and ventilation. Thus it is in our power to create, right in the home circle, the main climatic conditions most suitable for those ill with this harassing malady. Moreover, our home sanitarium may be said to possess certain advantages over the different reputed resorts to which the infirm are constantly ordered, which advantages will be pointed out hereafter. It, however, remains to be said in this connection that in the varied forms of chronic bronchitis it is perhaps more important than in any other class of conditions throughout the whole range of applicability of plants to disease, to maintain a uniform scale of relative humidity, or just such as can be furnished by a wise and careful selection of house-plants. In cases of moderate severity of chronic bronchitis, the proportion of vegetable life laid down in the above formula for hygienic objects in health should be doubled, while in the second class, or cases of "dry bronchial irritation," for whose climatic treatment an atmosphere having decidedly sedative qualities is demanded, the former ratio should be trebled. Where irritability of the membrane is excessive, the use of inhalations of aqueous solutions more or less saturated with balsamic substances has numerous able advocates. By keeping alive, which can be done for a period of two weeks, branches from the species Abies Canadensis, or...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589254
  • 9781236589255