Home Treatment and Care of the Sick: Including Chapters on Approaching Maturity, Marriage and Maternity

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O. Clapp & son, 1900 - 368 էջ

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Էջ 264 - Many examples may be put of the force of custom, both upon mind and body ; therefore, since custom is the principal magistrate of man's life, let men, by all means, endeavor to obtain good customs. Certainly, custom is most perfect when it beginneth in young years : this we call education, which is, in effect, but an early custom.
Էջ 232 - ... high fever; fetid breath; great aching in back and legs, as if pounded ; great prostration : for hard, painful lumps in the breast ; tenderness on nursing; pain radiating from the nipple all over body. Phytolacca is also used to reduce obesity. Podophyllum. Especially useful in morning diarrhoea ; stools watery, yellow, profuse, pouring out like water from a hydrant ; preceded by retching and vomiting, followed by feeling of weakness in the abdomen ; stools worse after eating or drinking, often...
Էջ 9 - The first wealth is health. Sickness is poor-spirited, and cannot serve any one: it must husband its resources to live. But health or fulness answers its own ends and has to spare, runs over, and inundates the neighborhoods and creeks of other men's necessities.
Էջ 216 - ... day, brain-fag: trembling; dull headache. Collinsonia. Painful disturbances of the nerve supply of the bowels and passive congestion, as in constipation, piles, diarrhoea, and dysentery. Symptoms worse in afternoon, evening, and in open air : relieved by warmth and rest. Useful for old, obstinate piles, with sensation in the rectum, as if sticks, sand, or gravel had lodged there...
Էջ 127 - A few extracts will be sufficient to determine its real value : — (i.) " Man has three hundred and sixty-five bones, corresponding to the number of days it takes the heavens to revolve.
Էջ 327 - She trembled under a perception that this might be the supreme moment come to him ; that as children at birth reach out their untried hands grasping for shadows, and crying the while, so his spirit might, in temporary blindness, be struggling to take hold of its impalpable future. They to whom a boy comes asking, Who am I, and what am I to be ? have need of ever so much care. Each word in answer may prove to the after-life what each finger-touch of the artist is to the clay he is modelling. " I have...
Էջ 133 - ... cold applications. It is useful in the same kind of dry gangrene of old people. What is the remedy for Carbuncles and Boils which become gangrenous ? Carbo veg. GASTRIC DERANGEMENTS. What are the grand characteristics of Nux vomica in Dyspepsia ? When it is caused by mental overwork where there is distress in the stomach, coming on an hour or so after meals, and where the patient is cranky and irascible, and where he has a dull frontal headache in the morning. There is often nausea, empty retching...
Էջ 357 - ... and potatoes altogether, excluded. After dinner, a little fresh fruit. For second course, a salad or stewed fruit, without sugar. Two or three glasses of light wine, and, immediately after dinner, a large cup of black tea, without milk or sugar.
Էջ 182 - It is not necessary for the whole universe to arm itself to crush him. A vapour, a drop of water, is sufficient to slay him. But were the universe to crush him, man would still be nobler than that which kills him, for he knows that he dies, while the universe knows nothing of the advantage it has over him.
Էջ 169 - A dose every two or three hours. Apis. — Dryness of mouth and throat ; puffy swelling of mucous membrane; stinging, sticking pains ; swallowing painful and almost impossible. A dose every one or two hours. Phytolacca. — Dark red, dry, swollen mucous membrane; sometimes pustular spots; pain on swallowing ; swelling and tenderness of the glands externally at the angle of the jaw; aching in the back and limbs. A dose every one or two hours. Hydrastis.

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