Household medicine, surgery, sick-room management, and diet for invalids

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Wm. S. Orr & Company, 1854 - Cooking for the sick - 320 pages

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Page 16 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings ; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which Nature's self would rue.
Page 261 - FOR THE FOOT. — Place the end just above the outer ankle, and make two circular turns, to prevent its slipping ; then bring it down from the inside of the foot over the instep towards the outer part ; pass it under the sole of the foot, and upwards and inwards over the instep towards the inner ankle, then round the ankle and repeat again. Use, to retain dressings to the instep, heel, or ankle.
Page 20 - ... at the point of junction of the internal jugular and subclavian veins on the left side of the neck, and into which it pours its contents.
Page 36 - If the pores be obstructed and the transpiration checked, the constituents of the transpired fluids will necessarily be thrown upon the system, and as they are injurious, even poisonous, if retained, they must be removed by other organs than the skin. Those organs are, the lungs, the kidneys, the liver, and the bowels. But it will be apparent to every one, that if these organs equally, or one more than another, which is generally the case, be called upon to perform their own office...
Page 87 - Of the larvae of the beetle," says Dr. Pickells, " I am sure I considerably underrate, when I say that not less than 700 have been thrown up from the stomach at different times since the commencement of my attendance. A great proportion were destroyed by herself to avoid publicity; many, too, escaped immediately by running into holes in the floor. Upwards of ninety were submitted to Dr. Thomson's...
Page 259 - To confine the ends of bandages, some persons use pins, others slit the end for a short distance, and tie the two strips into a knot, and some use a strip of adhesive plaster. Always place the point of a pin in such a position that it...
Page 60 - Calomel is the specific that will stay every symptom of the cholera, bring back the absent pulse, restore the genial warmth of the icy skin, bid bloom again the leaden cheek; give it, then, freely, in large doses — give twenty or thirty grains and see its magical effects.
Page 215 - BLEEDING FROM THE NOSE, from whatever cause, may generally be stopped by putting a plug of lint into the nostrils ; if this does not do, apply a cold lotion to the forehead ; raise the head, and place...
Page 255 - When a patient requires moving from one bed to another, the best way is for one person to stand on each side of the patient, and each to place an arm behind his back, while he passes his arms over their necks ; then let their other arms be passed under his thighs, and by holding each others' hands the patient can be raised with ease, and removed to another bed.
Page 258 - ... three, four or six inches wide, free from hems or darns, soft and unglazed. They are better after they have been washed. Their uses are to retain dressings, apparatus, or parts of the body in their proper positions, support the soft parts and maintain equal pressure.

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