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Page 8 - It has been limited to signify little more than the administration of medicines and the application of poultices. It ought to signify the proper use of fresh air, light, warmth, cleanliness, quiet, and the proper selection and administration of diet — all at the least expense of vital power to the patient.
Page 9 - The very elements of what constitutes good nursing are as little understood for the well as for the sick. The same laws of health or of nursing, for they are in reality the same, obtain among the well as among the sick.
Page 32 - ... pair of dogs), and that small-pox would not begin itself any more than a new dog would begin without there having been a parent dog. " Since then I have seen with my eyes and smelt with my nose small-pox growing up in first specimens, either in close rooms or...
Page 144 - Edited by JAMES C. WILSON, MD, Professor of the Practice of Medicine and of Clinical Medicine in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia.
Page 45 - If it is a whispered conversation in the same room, then it is absolutely cruel ; for it is impossible that the patient's attention should not be involuntarily strained to hear. Walking on tip-toe, doing anything in the room very slowly, are injurious, for exactly the same reasons.
Page 19 - Another extraordinary fallacy is the dread of night air. What air can we breathe at night but night air? The choice is between pure night air from without and foul night air from within.
Page 84 - It is the unqualified result of all my experience with the sick, that second only to their need of fresh air is their need of light; that, after a close room, what hurts them most is a dark room, and that it is not only light, but direct sunlight they want.
Page 27 - If a neighbour's child is seized with small-pox, the first question which occurs is whether it had been vaccinated. No one would undervalue vaccination ; but it becomes of doubtful benefit to society when it leads people to look abroad for the source of evils which exist at home.
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