War on the White Plague

War on the White Plague

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...of the disease in the North, better results are attained than by improper treatment in the South. Therefore sanatoriums for consumptives have been erected in the Northern states as well as in the Southern. If a tuberculous patient wishes to be cured in his own home, in the circle of his family, great care and precaution is necessary lest his own people will become infected with the same malady. Before all, the patient must have his own room which must be airy and light. A dark room is often a dirty room and this is 21 great obstacle to recovery. A sunny room with large windows towards east and south is the best, even more necessary than light is an abundance of fresh air. Means must be secured for cross-ventilation, the patient must have his own bed and linen, all his laundry must be separately washed. Utensils, spoons, cups, brushes, soap, handkerchiefs, clothes, etc., used by the patient, should not be used by the other members of the family. The greatest care must be taken that the expectoration of the patient be perfectly destroyed. The patient should not kiss anyone, talk or cough into anyone_'s face and not shake hands. He should be under medical supervision and have skillful attendance. If these principles cannot be carried out at home, the patient should be sent to a sanatorium. Treatment in a sanatorium is in most cases preferable to home treatment;-it is safer for the relatives and has more prospects of cure for the patient. Treatment in a sanatorium is of great educational value. The patient is learning daily without effort the principles of hygiene. If he returns home after a few months of treatment, he is so well instructed that he will no longer be a menaceto his own people. The sanatorium is built in such a way that...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851285
  • 9781236851284