The New and Scientific Treatment of Chronic Diseases

The New and Scientific Treatment of Chronic Diseases

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...of the obstruction. (c) If it is caused by knots and twists, or by the contraction of a duct or tube, it is possible that a surgeon's aid may be needed. But in many instances it is quite possible that the injection of three pints of water, as hot as the patient can endure, into the entire colon, two or three times a day, together with outward hot applications over the afi"ected parts, may entirely remove the obstruction and relieve the patient of all distress. SECT. V. Dietary Rice, thoroughly cooked Creamery Butter (only) Cooked Apples Honey (Leggett's) I-Iorlick's Malted Milk Buttermilk. Fresh Apple and Grape Juice (taken once a day on empty stomach) CHAPTER IX APPENDICITIS SECTION I. Defined and Described The vermiform appendix is a small worm-like tube projecting from the inner side of the cecum, or blind pouch, close to the cecal valve, from three to five inches in length and about the size of a slate pencil. When this tube becomes inflamed, as a result of violent interference with its functions, what is termed appendicitis occurs. The disease is really perilous and to be dreaded and guarded against in every intelligent way. Two and two-tenths per cent of all the deaths in America are occasioned by this disease. It slays its thousands every year. The probability is that a very large majority of the so-called cases of appendicitis is merely an impaction of the blind pouch, which can be readily removed with water. SECT. II. Causes and Symptoms The causes are manifold and varied; only a few of them will be mentioned; principally engorgement of the bowels. 1. Feces may lodge in the lumen, a sort of test tube of the appendix. If this is not discharged, the tube becomes inflamed and poisoned, possibly by the...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918320
  • 9781236918321