Our Home Doctor; Domestic and Botanical Remedies Simplified and Explained for Family Treatment. with a Treatise Upon Suspended Animation, the Danger of Burying Alive, and Directions for Restoration

Our Home Doctor; Domestic and Botanical Remedies Simplified and Explained for Family Treatment. with a Treatise Upon Suspended Animation, the Danger of Burying Alive, and Directions for Restoration

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...report cases in which it has been three I times clearly marked in the same patient. We strongly condemn in some physicians the practice of deceiving their patients and attendants by telling them, when asked if scarlet fever is the disease, " No; only a light scarlatina." Recently a middle-aged lady of decided opinions, in speaking of an illness, asserted that it was not typhus fever, but typus only. When we tried to convince her of her doctor's whim, she asserted and repeated the imaginary distinction with decided emphasis. As in all other diseases, the treatment in this is as variable as the views of the physicians who have charge of the cases. "Prof. W. T. Gairdner attaches more importance to inhaling steam from hot water than to any other remedy; this can be done by inverting a funnel over a bowl of hot water or mint tea, and breathing through the small end. Some German physicians recommend the application of bacon fat, in the form of a rind of bacon rubbed over the body; this was adopted in the country, but a pleasanter substitute, in the form of glycerine, sweet oil, cream, or fresh butter; and rose water, or cologne, is recommended, viz. one tablespoonful of glycerine and one of butter to two or three of rose water or cologne; rub all over the body." The patient should be kept warm; drink balm, catnip, or mint tea, and take gruel, rice water, thin oatmeal gruel, etc. One of the best gargles for sore throat is two drachms of chlorate of potash, dissolved in a gill of water, with a teaspoonful of honey; dose, a teaspoonful, to gargle and spit out, and a teaspoonful to swallow. An excellent remedy is sweet spirits of nitre; a dose for a child is half a teaspoonful in tablespoonful of water, or mint tea, every...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236801873
  • 9781236801876