Water Cure in Chronic Diseases; An Exposition of the Causes, Progress and Terminations of Various Chronic Diseases of the Digestive Organs, Lungs, Nerves, Limbs and Skin; And of Their Treatment by Water and Other Hygienic Means

Water Cure in Chronic Diseases; An Exposition of the Causes, Progress and Terminations of Various Chronic Diseases of the Digestive Organs, Lungs, Nerves, Limbs and Skin; And of Their Treatment by Water and Other Hygienic Means

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...was the beginning of an internal crisis, which the packing, fomentations, &c, by removing the irritative state of the internal organs, had enabled them to effect. The nervous condition of the 2d, was the symptom of the commencing effort which terminated in this manner. The matter vomited consisted of a large quantity of clear, frothy mucus, mixed with an equal quantity of a black, tenacious, and heavy substance. A cold sitz bath for a quarter of an hour after it, and fomentations at night, removed all traces of the emetic tumult. 5th.--Shallow bath in the morning; foot and hand baths three times in the day; sitz bath for half an hour at noon, and a quarter of an hour at five P.m. Discharge of blood from the bowels in the morning, --another character of the internal crisis. Head altogether free from pain; and she said she felt lighter and better than she had ever done.. 6th.--Treatment as above. Fomentations at bed-time; walked more than half a mile steadily; much better to-day. In the course of the night colicky pains, followed by free diarrhrea, the bowels acting twice. 7th.--Treatment the same. Walked; and then drove out for an hour. Felt better than she had done from the beginning. 8th.--Nothing but shallow bath. But as she became languid from going to church, she took a foot bath, which soon restored her. Quite well in all other respects. 10th.--Some little feverish disturbance induced me to order a packing to-day. Foot, hand, and sitz baths as before. Head became bad from too long a drive. Fomentations at bed-time. 11th.--After a good night felt well; ordered foot baths. Suddenly seized with copious vomiting and purging. Took sitz bath after them and went out, quite well. 13th.--Walked out twice, and drove once. Packed in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236769082
  • 9781236769084