Ten Lectures on Nasal Catarrh; Its Nature, Causes, Prevention, and Cure ...

Ten Lectures on Nasal Catarrh; Its Nature, Causes, Prevention, and Cure ...

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...persons in robust health. Sneezing, which many persons regard as a dan-ger-signal, indicating that a cold is likely to be contracted, is, ashas been previously remarked, really nature's first effort of resistance against the encroaching disorder which we commonly call a cold. A hearty sneeze agitates the whole body, and is usually accompanied by a convulsive jerk of' a large portion of the five hundred muscles which compose the muscular system. A sneeze is, in short, a vigorous kind of muscular exercise, which is intended by nature to restore the balance of the circulation, and thus an-tagonize the cold. A walk or run in the open air, or a.ny other kind of vigorous exercise, will operate beneficially in the same way. 2. The measures already mentioned are to some degree preventive as well as curative in character, acting not only to remove the cause of a cold, but the evil effects which may have been already produced. There are, however, other efficient measures-which act still more vigor ously upon the nervous system, and aid in the restora-. tion of an even balance in the circulation. Among these may be mentioned a hot bath, which may' consist of a simple hot full bath, a vapor or a hot-air bath, a Turkish or a Russian bath, a wet-sheet or a dry pack. What is desired, is that vigorous perspiration should be induced. Here are some of the most convenient ways for. accomplishing this result in an ordinary household: --A Vapor Bat/z.--Seat the patient upon a wet towel in a cane-seated chair, with a pail or a small tub of hot water placed beneath. Wrap him with blankets, and carefully place in the tub, one by one, heated flat-irons or bricks, which may be conveniently handled by means of a string or a wire attached. The bricks..
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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804554
  • 9781236804556