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|1. Charcoal To Prevent Rust|
Charcoal absorbs all dampness, for which
reason it should be kept in boxes with silverware to prevent rust.
|2. A Needle Holder|
A guest of ours kept all her needles in a bottle in
which was a pinch or two of emery. She said that it keeps them always
bright and free...
|3. Care Of A Scrubbing Brush|
Scrubbing brushes should never be put away
with their bristles upward, for thus the water would soak into the wooden
part and the bristle...
|4. In Case Of Sickness|
In our home, when hot cloths are needed wet ones
are put in a steamer, and water kept boiling underneath. In this way the
cloths are more...
|5. To Tighten Cane-seated Chair Bottoms|
Cane-seated chair bottoms that
have sagged may be made as tight as ever by washing them with hot water
and leaving them to dry in the ope...
|6. For Chilblains|
To relieve the chilblains bathe the feet in warm water
at night, then rub them with castor oil. This method will cure very bad
|7. Paint, Smoked By Kerosene Lamps|
Paint that has been smoked by
kerosene lamps may be cleaned with kerosene, which can afterward be rubbed
off with a clean brush.
|8. A Use For Sacks|
Save all salt and sugar sacks; wash and boil them and
they can be put to various uses. Salt sacks are nice to strain jellies
|9. Soap With Stove Blacking|
Use a half bar of laundry soap, and one cake
of blacking. Put in an old kettle with three quarts of water. Boil down
until thick. This wi...
|10. To Remove White Spots From Tables|
Wring cloths out of very hot
water, lay them over spot and remove quickly. Repeat if necessary. When
dry, rub the furniture with some of ...
|11. To Clean Mirrors|
To clean a French mirror which has grown dull, rub
with a cloth soaked in alcohol; follow this by rubbing with a dry cloth.
The dullness ...
|12. To Whiten Linen|
If you want your table linen to last do not use
bleaching preparations. Use only clean soap and soft water. If the water
is not soft, add...
|13. Velveteen For Polishing Cloths|
Old pieces of velveteen that have
served their original purpose should be saved for polishing cloths. They
will answer perfectly the purp...
|14. For Clearing Vinegar|
Should your home-made vinegar refuse to settle,
try this: To each gallon stir in a half pint of fresh milk and let stand
undisturbed for ...
|15. Uses For Old Velvet|
A bit of velvet is a fine polisher for brass. It
quickly removes the dust from woodwork, or shoes soiled from walking which
do not need r...
|16. Removing Warts|
Warts can be removed permanently and safely by an
application of a salve made by mixing common table salt into a yolk of an
egg. Change t...
|17. To Save Time By Sewing|
When sewing on plain garments, cut out
several garments at a time, and save time by stitching all the straight
seams, then doing all the ...
|18. To Remove Stains From Blankets|
Stains on blankets and other woolen
materials may be removed by using a mixture of equal parts of glycerin and
a yolk of an egg. Spread i...
|19. Burn From Acid Or Lye|
In case of a burn with carbolic acid or lye,
the speedy application of sweet oil or olive oil will give almost instant
|20. To Wash Laces|
To wash delicate or tender laces put the lace in a
fruit jar with shavings of some good soap, cover with warm water, let soak
for awhile ...
|21. For Cut Or Bruise|
Bind sugar and turpentine on the wound or bruise
at once. The healing properties of this simple remedy cannot be surpassed.
|22. Lemons; How To Obtain More Juice|
Lemons placed in a moderately hot
oven, for a few minutes will yield a greater quantity of juice than if
used in the ordinary way.
|23. Whipping Cream|
If cream does not whip well, add to it the white of
an egg, and the result will be very satisfactory.
|24. To Clean Lamp Burners|
To remove the black gummy coating which
sometimes comes on the brass parts of lamp burners, moisten the cloth with
common household ammon...
|25. To Preserve Hot Water Bottle|
Fill with air, cork tightly, and hang
in a cool dry place. This keeps the walls of the bottle from coming in
contact with each other and ...
|26. Sweep Stairs With Paint Brush|
My mother uses a paint brush with long
bristles for sweeping her stairs. With its use the work is more quickly
and thoroughly done than b...
|27. Washing Hair Brushes|
To wash hair brushes take a piece of washing
soda, dissolve it in warm water, and stand the brush in it, taking care
that the water cover...
|28. Loops On Towels|
Always have a loop on each end of the kitchen towel,
where a roller is not used. Otherwise all the soil and the wear come on
the lower en...
|29. Changing Pillow Slips|
To change pillow slips without scattering the
feathers all over the house, sew up the clean tick, all except a space of
about twelve inch...
|30. Use Of Old Linen Collars|
Cut them up into narrow strips and use them
for gas-lighting instead of using wax tapers. They make a steady flame
and do not drip grease...
|31. Discarded Toys|
My baby came in the other day hugging to his breast a
toy tin goat. It was evidently one of the discarded playthings of a
|32. To Clean Silver|
Try curdled milk for cleaning your silverware. Let
the silver stand for several hours in the milk, and you will be surprised
at the resul...
|33. Removing Stains|
Damp salt will remove egg stains from silver and tea
stains from cups.
|34. To Keep Free From Mould|
Jelly and jam can be kept entirely free from
mould by pouring a thin layer of melted paraffin on top. This paraffin can
be saved when the...
|35. Hanging Out Clothes|
The other day I came across a peculiar clothes
bar. It was the same as any other, except that the crossbars had been
removed, and for the...
|36. A Fine Cutting Board|
I measured the top of my kitchen cabinet, and
had a piece of zinc cut to fit it, allowing an inch for turning over the
edges. My husband ...
|37. Convenient Place For Stiletto|
It will be found a great convenience
to have the stiletto tied to the embroidery hoop by a ribbon about a foot
long, when that little ins...
|38. Cleaning Paint And Varnish|
Many housekeepers have been annoyed by
finding their paint and varnish brushes dry and hard. To soften them, heat
to the boiling water po...
|39. How To Keep Cookies From Burning|
To keep cookies from burning on the
bottom, turn the baking pan upside down and bake on the bottom of the pan.
|40. Non-sticking Cake Tins|
Cake layers will not stick in cooking if a
little meal is scorched on the cake tins and rubbed off with paper.
|41. To Clean Sieve|
Hold a sieve which has been used for straining
oatmeal, tomatoes, fruit, etc., at once under the faucet, or shake it in
enough water to c...
|42. Washing Clothes|
After the clothes have been soaked a while to loosen
the dirt, spread on washboard, soap, and then rub with a common scrub
brush. The dir...
When old clothes, like worn-out aprons or waists or
linings come to hand, and are absolutely good for nothing else, cut them
into small p...
|44. To Stretch Curtains|
Take curtains while wet and put on a curtain
rod; also put a heavy rod as a weight on the lower hem. Hang one on
curtain at a time at an ...
|45. Cleaning Windows In The Winter|
It is a hard task in the winter time
to wash windows in the old way, but if it is very cold, windows can be
cleaned by using "Bon Ami," T...
|46. How To Kill Black Ants|
A request for information as to how to rid
plants and trees of black ants, which was received at the Pennsylvania
department of agricultu...
|47. Washing Windows|
It is better to wash windows on a cloudy day or when
the sun is not shining directly on them. Before washing, dust them
|48. Home-made Soap Shaker|
A baking powder can with holes punctured in
both cover and bottom, makes a fine soap shaker. Put all the small scraps
of soap in this, an...
|49. Cleaning Rugs|
When cleaning rugs first lay them out straight and
brush with a stiff dry scrubbing brush. You will be surprised at the
amount of dirt th...
|50. Clean Leather Furniture|
A good way to clean leather furniture is to
add a little vinegar to some warm water and wash the leather, using a
clean soft cloth. Wipe ...
|51. Ironing Board, Conveniences For|
Try tacking a pocket on the under
side of your ironing board to keep your holder, stand and sheet of sand
|52. Clean Gilt Furniture|
Gilt furniture can be cleaned with sifted
whiting made into a cream with alcohol. Cover a small space at a time and
rub off before it har...
|53. For Tufted Furniture|
For tufted furniture use a bicycle pump to
remove dust. Garments to be stored for the summer months should first be
aired well on a brigh...
|54. Clean Linoleum|
To clean linoleum add one cupful of beeswax, shaved
fine, to two cupfuls of turpentine and set on the back of the stove to
melt. When coo...
|55. For Broken Needles|
A receptacle for broken needles in her work
basket would be a boon to any woman, and this one which I am about to
describe is very easily...
|56. How To Carry House Key|
The pocketless woman often finds it
troublesome to carry a key, especially the house key, when she goes out.
If an old-fashioned split me...
|57. A Sewing Room Hint|
Thread will not become knotted so often if the
newly-cut end is put into the needle instead of the other end, which is
|58. Convenient Addition To Kitchen|
One of the most highly-prized helps
in our kitchen is a bird cage hook, one which can be hung on a nail, and
thus easily changed from pla...
|59. To Remove Candle Grease|
A simple way to remove candle grease is to
scrape off all that will come off in that way, lay over the spot a piece
of heavy brown wrappi...
|60. Using Silk On The Machine|
When sewing on the machine with silk, it
often unwinds and twists around the spool spindle in a very trying manner.
To avoid this make a ...
|61. A Shoe Cover|
When packing my trunk for a journey, I have found it to
be a good scheme to use my stockings for shoe covers, this saves the added
|62. To Press Skirts|
An easy way to press skirts is to use a sheet of
paper in place of a cloth; lay the folds, or plaits and in place of
ironing over a wet c...
|63. How To Attach Holders To Kitchen Apron|
Pin two holders with long
tape at each side of the apron when cooking. They are convenient for
handling hot kettles or dishes.
|64. To Pack Music|
An excellent place in which to pack away sheets of
music that are not in constant use is a large box fitted with a hinged
cover and uphol...
|65. Pie Crust, How To Bake|
Bake empty pie crusts on the outside of the
tin, instead of the inside, and they won't shrink.
|66. Let The Poison Bottle Tinkle|
A wise house mother with half a dozen
little folk needing all sorts of medicines and medical applications, has
purchased in a toy shop a ...
|67. A New Night Lamp|
Mothers who have timid little ones will appreciate
the new night lamp, the apparatus of which may be carried to the country
in a trunk or...
|68. Time Saved In Sewing|
In a family of small children there are a great
many buttonholes to be made. A quick way to make them in the everyday
underwear, is on th...
|69. Stews And Hash, How To Make|
Stews and hash made of fresh meat or
round steak instead of scraps, are delicious. When the steak is to be used
without being ground, sel...
Another good idea about dusters. Do not use anything that
comes handy, but get squares of five-cent cheese cloth or silkoline, fold
|71. Broom Bags|
Good material for a broom bag or cover is old gauze
underwear. The goods takes up dust very readily, and is easily rinsed out;
or a piece...
|72. To Settle Coffee|
An economical and satisfactory way to settle coffee
is as follows: Beat one egg well with an egg beater and pour over one
pound of freshl...
|73. Stocking Tops For Convenient Holders|
For soft, convenient holders
use old stocking tops. Take two thicknesses, cut in squares, bind all
around with some bias pieces left from...
|74. Hat Hangers|
It is often convenient to hang up hats, even
"Sunday-go-to-meeting ones." To make sure that everyone will stay hung
up, and not fall to t...
|75. To Freshen Bread|
To freshen bread pour cold water all over the loaf,
drain quickly, and place in the oven. When the outside is dry and hot
remove the loaf...
|76. Renewing Wringer Rollers|
A neighbor rejuvenated a worn-out wringer
the other day by covering the rolls with white felt. She cut the felt so
that it would just com...
|77. To Prevent Cake Tins Sticking|
Flour the baking tins after greasing
them. If the flour is shaken all over the grease, and the tins rapped, you
will have no difficulty w...
|78. Substitute For Chopping Bowl|
When chopping mincemeat, tomatoes, or
large quantities of other fruit, you will probably find that your chopping
bowl is a good deal too ...
|79. Save The Gas|
Cut strips of asbestos paper an inch and a half wide
and long enough to go around the burners of the gas range. Pin together to
form a ri...
|80. To Prevent Pitchers Dripping|
Syrup or other liquids will not drip
from a pitcher if a little butter or grease is rubbed on the edge and
under the side of the lip.
|81. Medicine Cupboard|
An array of ordinary medicine bottles is always
unsightly, and a nuisance, too, on cleaning days. Have a tiny cupboard
with tight closing...
|82. To Prevent Tablecloths From Blowing Off|
We had some pieces of brass
chain, and found them splendid to run through the hems of the tablecovers
when in use on the porch in summer....
|83. To Mark Poison Bottle|
When you purchase a bottle of poison run a
brass-headed tack into the top of the cork. It serves as a marker, and
children will be more c...
|84. To Remove White Spots Caused By Hot Dishes|
For polishing tables
after hot dishes leave a white spot, take a cloth wet in alcohol, then
have one wet in sweet oil. Do it quickly and ...
|85. Stains From Fly Paper, To Remove|
Almost anything that has come in
contact with sticky fly paper can be thoroughly cleansed by sponging with
kerosene. The odor will soon e...
|86. A Use For Ravelings|
In trimming a tablecloth to be hemmed or
stitched, one very frequently has to cut off quite a piece of the linen.
Ravelings from these pi...
|87. How To Remove A Glass Stopper|
The obstinate glass stopper in a glass
bottle will yield to a string of seaweed around the neck of the bottle.
Friction, heat, slight out...
|88. To Prevent Starch From Boiling Over|
Add a small piece of butter the
size of a walnut when the starch comes to a good boil. This not only gives
a nice, smooth finish and make...
|89. To Hold Sheets In Place|
I worked out a little scheme which has saved
me a lot of trouble and inconvenience, so I thought I would pass it on.
The sheets and bed c...
|90. Hints For Bathing The Baby|
It is a great advantage when bathing the
baby to have all the towels heated before using, as they absorb the
moisture much more readily a...
|91. A Satisfactory Shoe Polisher|
Not long since I ripped up a velvet
covered hat, only to find the velvet impossible for further use in the
millinery line. A threw it int...
|92. Tasty Way Of Preparing Beef-tea|
Beef-tea will not prove so
monotonous to an invalid if a different flavoring is used each day, as
dove, bay leaf, or celery.
|93. To Preserve Silk Gloves|
If white or delicately tinted silk gloves
are wrapped in blue paper, then in brown they will not discolor. The
chloride of lime in white ...
|94. Red Ants To Destroy|
Dry sulphur, sprinkled about in cupboards or
flour chests where small red ants frequent, will rid the place of the
|95. Kitchen Account Book|
I have found a kitchen account book is a very
useful record. I have a small vestpocket note book hanging by a string and
pencil near my k...
|96. A Brick Pincushion|
A brick pincushion was a dressmaker's ingenious
way of making easy work of basting and sewing long seams. She took a
common red brick, to...
|97. Fruit Stains, To Remove From Hands|
When your hands become stained
from paring fruit or vegetables, dip them in soap suds then rub thoroughly
with coarse salt, and they will...
|98. Eyelet Embroidery, Suggestions For|
For some time after I began doing
"eyelet work" I wondered if there was not some way to fasten the thread
after completing an eyelet. A f...
|100. Needle Sharpener|
I know a woman who always keeps a small piece of
whetstone in her machine drawer for sharpening needles when they become
blunted. It is a...
|101. Burned Kettles|
If you have had the misfortune to burn your kettle
it may be made smooth and clean by filling it with ashes and water,
leaving it for an ...
|102. Children's Petticoats|
When making washable petticoats for her small
daughters, a mother whom I know attaches two skirts to one belt, which in
turn is sewed to ...
|103. Systematic Housekeeping|
A friend of mine who has a six-room
apartment delights in taking care of it in sections, one room a day. On
each of the six days in the w...
|104. To Keep Grape Fruit After Cutting|
When half a grapefruit or melon
is left from a meal, place it cut side down on a china or agate plate, so
that no air can reach it, and t...
|105. How To Freshen Nuts|
We had a lot of nuts that became too dry to be
good, and were about to throw them away, when a friend told us of a very
easy and practica...
|106. Measure The Eggs|
Try measuring the whites of eggs for angel food
instead of counting them, for best results.
|107. Kerosene Lamps|
A neighbor who has to use kerosene for lighting
purposes told me the secret of her bright lights. After cleansing the
lamps well and trim...
|108. Baking Help|
When creaming butter and sugar for cake or cookies, add
two tablespoonfuls of boiling water, then deduct this amount from the
|109. To Destroy Disagreeable Odors|
The cooking of onions, cabbage, or
frying articles always leaves a disagreeable odor in our house. To get rid
of this I place an old tin ...
|110. The Last Step|
A great many times last winter I had to go into the
cellar to tend to the furnace when it was too light to light a lamp, and
too dark to ...
|112. Boiled Potatoes|
Boiled potatoes should be served as soon as they
are cooled. To make them dryer, drain off the water quickly, shake them in
a strong drau...
|113. To Prevent Ripping|
When hemming table cloths, sheets, etc., on the
machine, try the following plan: Sew the hem as you always do, but when
you come to the e...
|114. To Mix Corn Bread|
To mix corn bread more easily warm the bowl that
it is to be mixed in.
|115. Mending Table Linen|
To mend table cloths and napkins, take the
sewing machine, loosen the tension, lengthen the stitch, place embroidery
rings over the place...
|116. Children's Toy|
Save all the empty spools, and when any dyeing is
done in the household, drop the spools into the fluid for a few minutes,
and they will ...
|117. To Keep Coffee From Boiling Over|
To keep coffee from boiling over
add a lump of butter about the size of a small marble.
|118. Sour Milk Pancakes|
We are very fond of sour milk pancakes, and have
often had to go without any in the winter when the weather was cold, just
because the mi...
|119. When The Wooden Scrub Bucket Leaks|
When the wooden scrub bucket
leaks pour sealing wax into the crevice and paint on the outside. This
will make it last for a longer period...
|120. Rust Spots On Clothes|
Many rust spots on clothes are caused by bits
of soap adhering to the latter when they come in contact with the bluing
water. The discove...
|121. Cleaning Stoves|
Before blacking my stove I rub soap on my hands, as
if washing them, letting the soap dry on. When washing my hands after the
work is don...
|122. Left-over Peaches|
If there are not peaches enough left from an
opened can to go around, mix them with orange pulp and a little sliced
banana and the family...
|123. Substitute For Cream In Coffee|
For a substitute for cream in coffee
put a pint of fresh milk into a double boiler and let it come to a boil,
stirring often. Beat the yo...
|124. Cooking Cauliflower|
Soak cauliflower an hour before cooking. Put
into boiling water to which a tablespoonful of salt is added. Boil from
twenty to thirty min...
|125. Uses For Child's Broom|
A child's broom should find place in the
bath room. It can be kept in the clothes hamper, and will be useful in
sweeping under the bath-t...
|126. Dish Cloths|
Dish cloths are often neglected. They should be kept
scrupulously clean, and in order that they may be so they should be washed
|127. Watch Customers|
Watch for the wishes of the customers and not the hands of the clock,
and some day you will have your boss's job.
|128. Do Not Judge|
We judge our neighbor as queer and eccentric, but with the same
measure comes back his judgment of us.
|129. Uses For Men's Worn Out Collars|
Men's collars when worn out, can be
opened and bound together as a memorandum book which can be laundered each
|130. Broiling Meat|
A little salt thrown on the coal flame will clear it
for broiling meat.
|131. Combinations Of Cherries And Pineapple|
A combination of cherries
and pineapple makes a most-delicious pie.
|132. Crepe Paper For Dish Closet|
A pretty effect for the dish closet may
be found in crepe paper. Some prefer white, but a tint harmonizing well
with the china is pretty ...
|133. Boiling Rice|
One cook always puts a very little lemon juice in the
water in which she boils the rice. She claims that it keeps the rice white
and the ...
|134. To Remove Grease From Silk|
Grease may be removed from silk and
woolen clothes by the use of magnesia. Scrape a quantity upon the spot,
cover with a brown paper and ...
When hemstitching wears out, take serpentine braid and
stitch it across twice on the sewing machine. This makes the hem look neat
When moths get into dresser drawers, sweep them clean, expose
the wood to the sunlight and with an atomizer spray turpentine where the
|137. To Remove Putty|
To remove putty, rub a red hot poker over it, and
cut off the putty with a steel knife.
|138. New Method For Sprinkling Clothes|
Turn the nozzle of the hose to a
fine spray and sprinkle the clothes while they are on the line; a very
quick and good method. All plain ...
|139. To Open Packages Of Breakfast Food|
To open packages of breakfast
food and keep boxes in a dust proof condition until empty, make an opening
in the side of box close to top ...
|140. Preparing Oranges For The Table|
In preparing oranges for the table
take a sharp knife, cut the skin straight around, insert the handle of a
spoon turned over flat to fit...
|141. To Make A Muddy Skirt Wash Easily|
To make a muddy skirt wash easily
and look white, take sour milk and dilute with water; soak the skirt in it
over night, then wash in the...
|142. To Make Stained Water Bottles Clean|
To make stained water bottles
clean and bright, put in salt and pour on vinegar, let stand a few minutes
then shake. Rinse in clear water...
|143. Sanitary Window Screen|
Try tacking cheese cloth on the pantry
window screen frame. This admits air that is sifted free from smoke and
soot, before it comes into...
|144. Cheerfulness At Meals|
Cheer during the meals will do away with the
need of digestive tablets. Make it a rule to come to the table smiling,
and continue to smil...
|145. Uses For Stale Bread|
Take stale biscuits and grind them with a food
chopper; toast in oven to a delicate brown. Serve with plenty of sugar and
cream. Makes fi...
|146. Washing Lemons|
Always wash lemons before grating them, not only to
remove any foreign matter sticking to them, but in order to remove the
tiny insect eg...
|147. To Give Vinegar A Nice Flavor|
A small button of garlic in a quart
of vinegar will give it a mysterious delicious flavor, and it will
immensely improve salads or anythi...
|148. If Mice Are Gnawing Holes|
If mice are gnawing holes in the house,
rub common laundry soap around the gnawed places, and you may depend on it
they will cease labor ...
|149. To Teach Darning|
If young girls are taught to darn on canvas, the
method of weaving the stitches is easily explained and put into practise.
|150. Bed Sheeting|
Sheeting should never be cut, but should be torn into
lengths, usually two and a half yards for medium beds.
|151. Browning Potatoes|
For some kinds of frying the griddle is better
and has a less tendency to grease than the frying pan. Among the other
things potato cakes...
|152. To Keep Bread From Souring|
You will find that light bread will not
sour so quickly in summer if it is not covered when taken from the oven.
This steam is unnatural ...
|153. Never Pour Scalding Water Into Milk Vessels|
Never pour scalding
water into milk vessels; it cooks the milk on the sides and bottom of the
vessels making it more difficult to clean s...
|154. The Water Pipes In The Kitchen|
The water pipes in the kitchen will
not be so unattractive, if painted the color of the kitchen woodwork.
|155. To Brush Fringe Of A Doilie|
Do not use a comb for the fringe of
doilies as it pulls out the fringe, but brush it with a nail brush.
|156. Wash Suits|
Large buttons should be removed from wash suits before
they are sent to the laundry.
|157. Sewing Machine Conveniences|
Always leave a piece of cloth under the
presser foot of the sewing machine. This will save wear on the machine.
Also it will absorb any d...
|158. To Make A Ruffle Easily|
To make a ruffle easily, just above depth
of the ruffle make a quarter inch tuck. Insert edge of ruffle under tuck,
flatten down tuck ove...
|159. Greasing Cake Tins|
In making a cake, grease the tin with sweet lard
rather than butter and sift a little dry flour over it.
|160. Making Children's Petticoats|
When making children's petticoats
gather the skirt to waistband before hemming the backs and then turn in
with the hem, and when band get...
|161. After Cake Is Removed From Oven|
A cake which has been removed from
the oven should be placed on a wire stand on the stove and the steam
allowed to thoroughly escape from...
|162. When The Top Cannot Be Removed From Fruit Cans|
When the top cannot
be removed from a fruit can, if the lid is carefully pried at one point,
so the gum can be caught, the rubber can eas...
When darning must be done in the evening it is more easily
done if a light colored darning ball be used.
|164. In Pressing A Plaited Skirt|
In pressing a plaited skirt one will
gain time and have more satisfactory results if the plaits are basted
before the pressing is done. C...
|165. Stitching Down A Seam|
After stitching down a seam, press with a hot
iron, and if no seamboard is at hand, it is useful to know that a rolling
pin, wrapped in a...
|166. The Color Meat Should Be|
Meat should be red with the fat a clear
white. The fat besides being white should be firm, and suety, and never
moist. Good meat has very...
|167. Buying A New Oil Cloth|
When you are ready to buy a new oil cloth
for your kitchen table, take your old one and cut it up for aprons. Have
it cover the whole fro...
|168. Galvanized Tub|
The popularity of the galvanized tub due to its
weight and durability, is the cause of a great many people discarding the
wringer on acco...
|169. To Remove Mildew|
Mildew, if not of too long standing, can be
removed by the use of raw tomato and salt. Rub the stains with raw tomato,
sprinkle thickly w...
|170. Closed Cupboards In The Pantry|
If there are closed cupboards in the
pantry use them for storing provisions kept in screw top jars. There
should be brass hooks for hangi...
|171. Keeping A House Account|
There are fewer reckoning days if
housekeepers pay cash. If they persist in running accounts for groceries
and other staples they should ...
|172. Chestnuts As A Vegetable|
Chestnuts have considerable food value.
The boiled and mashed pulp may be used as one would use meat or vegetable,
even croquettes being ...
|173. To Give Starch A Gloss|
A little sugar added to boiled starch will
give a desirable gloss to the clothes when ironed.
|174. Apples Cored For Baking|
Apples cored for baking are delicious
filled with orange marmalade and a little butter and sugar.
|175. Beating Eggs|
When heating eggs observe that there is no grease on
the beater, as it will prevent the eggs from frothing.
|176. Do Not Judge|
If you judge as evil the actions of another, through the judging
comes evil to you.
|177. A Toy Saw|
A toy saw may be utilized many times in the kitchen for
sawing meat bones which are too large.
|178. If A White Dress Has Turned Yellow|
If last summer's white dress has
turned yellow, put it in a stone jar, cover with buttermilk and let it
stand a day and night. Then wash ...
|179. Scorched Food|
A practical cook says: When food has been scorched
remove the pan from the fire and set into a pan of cold water. Lay a dish
towel over t...
|180. Mutton Chops To Make Tender|
Mutton chops can be made tender quite
as much as lamb, if before they are boiled or fried they are allowed to
simmer in just a little wat...
|181. Hollowing Out A Tomato|
For hollowing out a tomato, previous to
stuffing, a pair of scissors enables a person to remove all the pulp
without breaking the skin. T...
|182. The Easiest Way To Blacken A Stove|
The easiest way to blacken a
stove is to use a flat paint brush about one and a half inches wide, and a
tin or jar, large enough to recei...
|183. Making Gravies|
For making gravies, thickening of roast gravies, it
will be found useful to have browned flour on hand at all times, which can
|184. Kitchen Mittens|
Kitchen mittens can be bought in several
thicknesses and sizes for various branches of housework. There are thick
ones, with straps acros...
|185. To Improve Baked Potatoes|
To improve baked potatoes let them stand
in a pan of cold water for about an hour, then put them in the oven while
wet. This seems to ste...
|186. Meat Shortcake|
Give your household a meat shortcake sometimes. Make
the shortcake as you would for a fruit filling, a rather short biscuit
dough, and pu...
|187. New Bottle|
Put a handful of coarse oatmeal in the water bottle and half fill
with water. Let stand half an hour, then shake well and rinse. The bottl...
|188. Making A Kitchen Apron|
In making a kitchen apron, provide it with
an immense pocket in which can be carried a large dustcloth. Often one
notices dusty places, o...
|189. To Make A Neat Buttonhole|
To make a neat buttonhole in thin white
material that is likely to ravel when cut, take a piece of white soap and
apply it to the back of...
|190. To Mark Scallops|
To mark scallops place your thimble or spool just
outside the circle line and mark around it with a pencil. In this way, any
|191. Delicate Fabrics To Clean|
Delicate fabrics can be cleaned perfectly
by using gasoline with a teacupful of corn meal. The meal scours out all
the spots. Place the m...
|192. When Using A Lap-board|
While sewing a garment with the material
lying on the lap-board, use glass top push pins to hold the goods on the
board. One pin will oft...
|193. To Shape Cookies|
Cookies can be shaped with the bottom of a "star"
tumbler. Flour the bottom of the glass and press it into the unbaked
cookie until the i...
|194. Have You Been Hoarding An Old Foulard Dress|
One of that kind of
dresses which you liked and hated to part with, but it went out of style.
Get it out, clean it, rip it, and if there ...
|195. To Wash Tarnished Brass|
Save the water in which the potatoes have
been boiled, and use it to wash tarnished brass. It will come out as
bright as new.
|196. Sewing Lace|
When sewing two raw edges of fine lace together, like
the tiny lace ruffles on lingerie blouses or dresses, do not fell it in
|197. Roasted Chestnuts|
Roasted chestnuts are said to be very delicious
when salted the same as peanuts.
|198. Mud Stains, To Remove|
Mud stains will disappear from cloth by the
following method of cleansing: After brushing the dry mud away sponge the
remaining stain wit...
|199. Drop Table For Kitchen|
A woman can have a kitchen made in a very
cramped quarter if she provides it with a small work table, and a drop
leaf table attached to t...
|200. A Convenience For Ironing Day|
The laundress who knows how to take
care of herself has a high stool with rungs for her feet, on which she may
sit when she is ironing th...
|201. Quickest Way To Core Apples|
One of the simplest and quickest ways
to core apples for baking is to use an ordinary clothes pin.
|202. To Remove Iron Rust|
Tartaric acid will remove almost any iron rust
blemish from material and is excellent for removing yellow marks.
|203. The Kitchen Apron|
The kitchen apron should cover the skirt and the
front of the waist, though not necessarily the sleeves, as most house
dresses are made w...
|204. Cookies, To Keep|
Cookies put in an earthen jar lined with clean
cloth, while they are still hot, and kept covered closely, will be much
more melting and c...
|205. Discolored China Baking Dishes|
Discolored china baking dishes can
be made as clean as when new by rubbing them with whiting.
|206. Care Of Drippings|
The care of drippings in the kitchen, with the
price of food so high, should receive more attention. In cooking all
meats, poultry, and i...
|207. To Mend Rubber|
To mend rubber, use soft kid from an old glove and
paste to the patch the gum of automobile paste. The leather adheres better
to the gum ...
|208. Cleaning Black Woolen Clothing|
The following is a good recipe for
cleaning black woolen clothing: Dissolve borax in water and saturate a
sponge or cloth in the solution...
|209. To Prevent Tinware Rusting|
To prevent tinware from rusting rub over
with fresh lard and put in a hot oven for a few minutes before using it.
If treated in this way ...
|210. To Remove Machine Grease|
Cold water and a teaspoonful of ammonia
and soap will remove machine grease when other means would not answer on
account of the colors ru...
|211. To Keep Cheese From Drying|
Wring a cloth from vinegar and wrap
several thicknesses around the cheese to keep it from moulding and drying.
|212. Small Hand Churn|
A small hand churn makes home-made butter and
cheese possible. It is no trouble whatever to make a pot of yellow butter,
fresh and sweet,...
|213. Larding A Piece Of Meat|
Larding a piece of meat is a simple
operation, and it is one which will greatly add to the juiciness of the
dish. Cut a piece of salt por...
|214. To Make Vegetables Tender|
Cutting onions, turnips, and carrots
across the fiber makes them more tender when cooked.
|215. Clean Black Clothes|
Clear black coffee diluted with water containing a little ammonia,
will clean and restore black clothes.
|216. To Make Linen Easier To Write On|
To make linen easier to write on
when marking, dip the pieces you wish to mark into cold starch, rub over
with hot iron and you will be a...
|217. To Air Pillows|
To air pillows, rip the corner of the ticking an
inch or more. Insert a piece of rubber hose pipe a few inches long, first
covering the e...
|218. Uses For Pea-pods|
Never throw away pea-pods; they give a delicious
flavor to the puree for the next day.
|219. To Remove The Skins Of Tomatoes Quickly|
To remove the skins of
tomatoes quickly, put them into a wire basket and sink it quickly into a
kettle of hot water. Do not let the toma...
|220. Dyeing At Home|
In dyeing at home amateurs often make the mistake of
putting the dyed article through the wringer, possibly to avoid staining
the hands f...
To Save Children's Shoes. To save children's shoes wash them
occasionally to remove the dirt and old polish, and soften them with oil.
|222. A Systematic Housewife|
It is a handy plan for the business woman or
the housewife who has much domestic accounting to do to keep two
calendars, one to tear off ...
|223. To Keep Candles In Warm Weather|
Keep your candles in the ice box
this warm weather. They will remain beautifully upright through a whole
evening's use, if they are harde...
|224. Tea Towels|
Keep the tea towels in sight, then have them fresh,
clean, and whole, and hang them on a long metal curtain pole, in a
convenient place, ...
|225. A Spotless House|
A house that is spotless at the price of the
family's peace or of the housekeeper's best self, is the worst sort of an
investment. You, t...
|226. To Keep Flooring In Place|
Strips of moulding may be tacked around
the edges of a room at the baseboard, so as to cover the edge of oilcloth
or linoleum. This holds...
|227. Light Colored Wall Paper|
Light colored wall paper may be cleaned by
a careful rubbing with a very clean rubber of the kind which artists use.
If the spot cleaned ...
|228. To Keep Canary Seed Away From Mice|
If there are any mice in the
house, the best way to keep the canary from being robbed of its food is to
empty the contents of a cardboard...
|229. Convenient Scrub Bucket|
The most convenient scrub bucket is light,
and is made of galvanized iron with a wide flaring top. The bucket is to
be fitted with a wire...
|230. Fruit Stains On Table Linen|
Fruit stains on table linen should be
taken out before the cloth is put in the wash tub. Soap and water will set
|231. Wicker Furniture|
Do not scrub your unpainted wicker furniture with
soap and water, as it will turn it yellow and ruin its looks. Instead, try
|232. Removing Dirt From Carpet|
Of all the ways to remove dirt from a
carpet, the worst is by the use of the ordinary short brush which involves
the housemaid's kneeling...
|233. How To Preserve The Household Broom|
The ordinary household broom
will last twice as long, if care is taken of it, as it will if it is just
used anyhow. When it is new, befor...
|234. A Good Furniture Polish|
A good furniture polish may be made of
paraffin oil and turpentine. Kerosene too is very good, while crude oil
may be used to darken wood...
|235. Delicious Salad|
Seeded raisins cut in pieces, broken nut meats, and
a small part of celery in thin bits make up a delicious salad.
|236. To Clean Light Rugs|
Rugs with white or very light ground may be
cleaned by sprinkling with cornstarch, mixed with one-sixth its bulk of
prepared chalk. Let t...
|237. To Light A Closet Of Any Kind|
To light a closet of any kind, but
especially a linen closet, the safest thing--next to electricity is a
light clear glass lantern with w...
|238. To Remove White Marks On Furniture|
A mixture composed of equal
parts of turpentine and linseed oil will remove the white marks on
furniture caused by water. Rub it on with ...
|239. If Your Paint Has Been Marred|
If your paint has been marred by
careless scratching of matches, try rubbing it with the finest sand paper.
Use a half lemon for removing...
|240. To Remove Inkstains From Cotton|
To remove ink-stains from cotton
material, place the stain over the steam and apply salt and lemon juice
which will soon remove the ink.
|241. To Clean Plaster-of-paris|
To clean plaster-of-paris figures, cover
with a thick coating of starch and water, let it dry on the surface and
the dirt will brush off ...
|242. To Clean Piano Keys|
A cloth moistened with alcohol will clean piano
|243. Washing Veils|
When veils are washed at home they usually come out
quite limber and flimsy. To give them the stiffness add a pinch of sugar
to the rinse...
|244. To Take Candle Grease Out Of Linen|
To take candle grease out of
linen, place the linen between two sheets of thick white blotting paper,
and set a hot iron on it, leaving i...
|245. Cleaning The Sweeping Brush|
Try cleaning the sweeping brush with an
old comb. It is a good plan, for it preserves the brush and keeps it
clean, and at the same time ...
|246. Bright Wood Berries May Be Preserved|
Almost any kind of bright wood
berries may be preserved for decorative use in the winter, by dipping in
melted paraffin and putting away ...
|247. Old Wood Work To Keep Clean|
Old woodwork, that is so hard to keep
clean, can be made to look like new grained wood, by first painting it
with cream colored paint to ...
|248. To Prevent Chairs Marring The Floor|
One should have all rockers
covered with half rounds of rubber to prevent the scratching of the porch
floor. These rocker tires are procu...
|249. Summer Homes|
Some of the wealthiest women are furnishing their
summer homes with rag rugs, instead of the handsome oriental floor
coverings, that are ...
|250. To Destroy Flies|
Flies will get into the house during the summer in
spite of the greatest care. One method of catching and killing them,
without having di...
|251. Successful Fern Growing|
A woman who has had her refrigerator placed
on the porch has a long drain pipe to carry off the melted ice, and this
is made to flow righ...
|252. Faded Crepe|
Faded crepe can be dipped into a solution of water and
indigo, the water made very dark with blueing for the purpose. Dissolve in
|253. Sweeping As A Beautifier|
The average woman who does her own
housework gets exercise enough, only it is not under the best conditions,
for the air, as a rule, is n...
|254. Putting Screens Away|
If screens were carefully put away last fall
there should be little difficulty in getting them in place on the first
hot fly-breeding day...
|255. Attractive Living Room|
The living room is sure to have a cheery
atmosphere if provided with a wooden seat at either side. The wooden shelf
is a good place for t...
|256. Finger Bowl|
A finger bowel should always have a few flowers or a
leaf floating around on the surface.
|257. Raw Oysters|
Raw oysters are further improved by sections of lemon
or sprigs of mint among the cracked ice.
|258. Cheerfulness At Meals|
Meals should be something more than the
consumption of food. All work stops at those times and people meet
together. Nothing that can be ...
|259. To Keep A Rug From Curling|
The edge of the heavy rug will not curl
if treated to a coat of shellac on the under side.
|260. Grease Stains On Silk|
For grease stains on silk, rub the silk with
French chalk or magnesia, and then hold it to the fire. Thus the grease
will be absorbed by ...
|261. Ironing Centerpieces|
When ironing centerpieces of tablecloths, see
that the iron moves with the straight grain of the cloth. If this method
is followed the ci...
|262. Tucking Children's Dresses|
When hand tucks are to be used on
children's dresses, they should be very carefully made, and the first one
kept perfectly straight to us...
|263. A Neat Way To Mend Table Linen|
A neat way to mend table linen is to
darn it with linen threads off an older tablecloth. It will look much
neater than a patch sewed on. ...
|264. A Good Substitute For A Toaster|
If the toaster is suddenly lost,
you can find a very good substitute in the popcorn popper. It can be held
over the gas or before the coa...
|265. To Prepare Cauliflower|
To prepare cauliflower remove all the large
green leaves and greater part of stalk. Soak in cold water, to which has
been added one teasp...
|266. Preserving Dress Patterns|
Some women, after they have used a
pattern, just roll it up and tuck it away wherever it happens, and when
they want to use it the next t...
|267. Lace On Centerpieces|
Lace that is used on centerpieces is not
fulled, but is just held in enough to lie flat. The best way to get this
flatness is to draw the...
|268. Uses Of Mop Handles|
Most women have found the mop handle with the
handy clasp, a general utility tool. There is a great deal of unnecessary
bending of the kn...
|269. Iron Holders Made From Asbestos|
Iron holders made from a piece of
asbestos the desired size, and covered with drilling or heavy unbleached
muslin are light and keep out ...
|270. Washing Quilts|
To wash quilts a housekeeper gives the following
directions: Dissolve a bar of white soap in a cupful of water. Run into
your bath-tub su...
|271. Shrinking Dress Goods|
Before making the white linen dress skirt, or
any material that is liable to shrink, fold the goods carefully and place
it in a tub and c...
|272. Fixing Worn Corsets|
For stitching over worn corset stays, a wide
white tape is unequaled.
|273. Cooking Breakfast Food|
Don't leave the tin lid on the saucepan if
you start the cereal in the evening for breakfast. It will rust and the
moisture drip into the...
|274. Tough Meat To Make Tender|
Tough meat can be made tender by adding a
teacupful of lemon juice to the water in which it is boiled.
|275. To Preserve Pineapple|
To preserve pineapple allow only
three-quarters of a pound of sugar to each pound of pineapple.
|276. Hemstitching Underclothing|
Hemstitching forms a dainty finish for
the household linen and underclothing, but the busy woman often will not
undertake it because of t...
|277. To Boil Eggs Without Cracking Them|
To boil eggs without the risk of
cracking, hold them in a spoonful of boiling water before immersing them.
|278. Save The Basting Thread|
Basting threads, when saved, should be
wound on a spool, otherwise they get hopelessly tangled and are not used
|279. Threading Needles|
Thread will knot less easily, if the end that is
broken from the spool is run through the eye of the needle.
|280. Measuring Dress Goods|
Do not measure dress goods and laces with a
tape line, as it stretches the material. Use a yardstick.
|281. Do Not Use Coarse Thread|
An expert needlewoman says that the reason
why so much embroidery does not look attractive is that too coarse a
thread is used for the wo...
|282. Putting In A Temporary Hem|
The hem of a dress that must be
lengthened after it is laundered should be turned perfectly straight and
stitched with number one hundred...
|283. Serviceable Child's Dress|
A quaint little frock that will be
serviceable, can be made from a remnant of demi flouncing hemstitched on
the embroidered edge. This pl...
|284. Convenience For The Sewing Room|
A good sized waste basket should be
continually close to every sewing machine. Then it is easy to form the
habit of dropping all scraps i...
|285. Buttons For Future Use|
When buttons are removed from a dress for
future use they should be loosely strung on a thread before being put in
the button box. This i...
|286. Basting Long Seams|
When basting long seams, if the edge of the
material is slipped under the machine needle and the needle is lowered it
firmly holds the tw...
|287. Mending Table Linen|
A woman who is expert in mending table linen
does it in this manner: A piece of linen is coated with white soap, to
make it stiff and the...
|288. Washing Cooking Utensils|
All the cooking utensils should be washed
with soda immediately after they have been used, which will remove every
trace of grease.
|289. To Make Soft Soap|
Soft soap made from half a pound of shaved hard
soap and two quarts of water will save the soap bill at cleaning time.
|290. Separate Night And Day Pillows|
If separate night and day pillows
are not used, as is now generally done, the bed will look neater if
special pillow slips are kept to pu...
|291. To Keep An Iron Sink In Good Condition|
To keep an iron sink in good
condition, scrub once or twice a week with hand soap and kerosene. Every
night put a little chloride of lime...
|292. Steaming Or Boiling Pudding|
In steaming or boiling puddings, as the
water boils away add more boiling water. If cold water is added, for a
short time at least, the f...
|293. Cooking Peas|
When cooking peas do not shell them. Wash the pods and
put them on to boil. When they are done the pods will break and rise to
the top of...
|294. Troubled With Ants|
When troubled with ants in your pantry and
kitchen pour kerosene around on the edge of your shelves and on your
doorstep. They will soon ...
|295. To Exterminate Roaches|
A housewife says that a few drops of
turpentine sprinkled around where roaches gather will exterminate them at
|296. How To Economize On Gas|
More gas is wasted in the oven than
elsewhere. Often one burner will suffice after the oven has been well
heated. It is better to run one...
|297. Less Noise In Washing Dishes|
If your cook insists in washing the
dishes in the pantry while the family is still at dessert, insist upon her
placing the dishes to drai...
|298. A Useful Article In The Kitchen|
A useful article in the kitchen is
a small microscope. Show the cook how to use one. She will be so horrified
if shown dates, prunes, or ...
|299. To Restore Freshness To Vegetables|
For the housewife who must
practise strict economy, as well as for her who lives at a distance from
the market, it is well to know that c...
|300. Worn Brooms Or Whisks|
Worn brooms or whisks may be dipped into hot
water and uneven edges trimmed off with shears. This will make the straw
harder, and the tri...
|301. Making Over A Heatherbloom Petticoat|
When you make over a
heatherbloom petticoat, do not cut it off at the top and place the drawing
string in again, and do not plait it to f...
|302. The Gingham Apron For The Housewife|
The gingham apron for the
housewife at her daily tasks, especially if the maid is out and she has
any kitchen work to do, is imperative, ...
|303. After Cleaning The Sewing Machine|
After cleaning the sewing
machine, several yards of stitching must be accomplished before the
machine runs smoothly and without leaving m...
|304. To Remove Tangled Threads|
No doubt you often have stopped sewing
and patiently picked the threads out of the bobbin under the machine
plate, or around the wheels, ...
|305. Clothes Rack For Children|
In one home, in the rear hall, is a low
rack on which children can hang their coats, hats and mittens when they
come in from school. The ...
|306. To Remove Dust From Any White Fabric|
To remove dust from any white
fabric lay the spot over a tea-kettle of boiling water. Place a cut lemon
over the spot, pressing firmly. R...
|307. Amateur Dressmakers|
Amateur dressmakers will probably find it
difficult to decide just how to finish the necks of the collarless frocks
and waists that will ...
|308. To Prevent Marks On The Dining Table|
If you have a highly polished
dining table which you are afraid of spoiling, lay a piece of oilcloth on
the table under the pad and you w...
|309. For Cupboard Shelves|
Put a white oilcloth on kitchen shelves
instead of paper. The cloth will not turn yellow as the paper does, and
can be kept clean while w...
|310. Cleaning Gilt Frames|
When gilt frames or mouldings of the rooms
have specks of dirt on them they can be cleaned with white of an egg,
rubbed on with a camel's...
|311. To Clean Kid Gloves|
Take a fine soft cloth, dip it into a little
sweet milk, then rub it on a cake of soap, and rub the gloves with it.
They will look like n...
|312. Washing Fine Woolens|
To keep baby's sacques and socks and your own
shawls and scarfs as fluffy as when new, dry and put in oven of range,
shaking often betwee...
|313. To Wash Grained Woodwork|
To wash grained woodwork take a half pail
of hot water, add half a pound of soap chips, and boil until dissolved.
Take from fire, add one...
|314. Sewing On Buttons|
How often the mother hears the complaint: "I do
wish you wouldn't sew these buttons on so tightly that I can't button
them." When you sta...
|315. Airing House After Meals|
After each meal, there should be another
thorough airing of the lower floor in the home. No matter how perfectly
the system of ventilatio...
|316. House Cleaning Hints|
For the last few days before house cleaning,
ornaments and pictures can be washed at one's convenience. They need only
be removed or cove...
|317. Uses For Men's Old Silk Handkerchiefs|
Men's old silk handkerchiefs
should never be thrown away when worn thin. They are just the thing for
dusting the polished surface of the ...
|318. Cleaning Fine Fabrics|
In cleaning fabrics great care should be
taken not to rub them roughly between the hands. The gentle rubbing on of
the solvent with a fre...
|319. To Wash White Woolen Blankets|
To wash white woolen blankets,
dissolve four tablespoonfuls of good washing powder in a dipperful of
boiling water and pour into a tub of...
|320. To Take Out Wagon Grease|
To take out wagon grease, which is of two
kinds, that made from coal tar may be removed from cloth by an application
of petroleum; the ot...
|321. Old Perspiration Stains|
Old perspiration stains may be removed by
applying oxalic acid and water in solution, one part of the former to
twenty parts of the latte...
|322. Eyelet Embroidery|
Eyelet embroidery is one of the daintiest as well
as the simplest of embroideries, and, best of all, with a little practice
the work can ...
|323. A Convenience For The Household|
A convenience for the household,
that will be appreciated by men as well as women, is a wire rack to hang
in the closet. It has a series ...
|324. To Turn The Hems Of The Table Linen Easily And Accurately|
the hems of the table linen easily and accurately, remove the needle from
your sewing machine, adjust the hemmer to the desired w...
|325. Soft Wood Floors To Paint|
If a soft wood floor is glue sized,
before painting, it will take less paint.
|326. Hanging Out Quilts|
When hanging out quilts and pillows, pound and
brush them the first thing, and let the fresh air get into them all day.
Most people do th...
|327. Paint That Sticks To Glass|
Paint that sticks to glass can be
removed with hot vinegar.
|328. Books With Delicate Bindings|
Books with delicate bindings which
have become soiled through much handling, can be satisfactorily cleaned by
rubbing with chamois skin d...
|329. Cleaning Silverware|
Old tooth brushes and nail brushes, and old
knitted underwear should always be reserved for cleaning silver. Nothing
is better than a too...
|330. Cleaning Crockery And Enamel|
By immersing, for a day or two in sour
milk, glass, crockery or enamel ware articles may be perfectly cleaned of
stains or limey accumula...
|331. Going To Market|
The housekeeper who goes to market rather than
order by telephone will find she gets better things for less money.
|332. Moths In Carpets|
If moths have attacked the carpet try putting
gasoline on the edges, soaking the nap of the carpet. Also work powdered
borax into the car...
|333. A Serviceable Furniture Brush|
A serviceable furniture brush is made
of turkey tail feathers. Take a stout twine and needle, sew the quills
tightly together and cover t...
|334. Uses Of A Wooden Spoon|
Never use any but a wooden or silver spoon
to stir anything with in cooking. Many a dish is spoiled by the cook
stirring it with an iron ...
|335. Boiling Vegetables|
Boil parsnips and such vegetables with thin
skins; then peel when cold. The flavor is preserved and your hands are not
|336. To Wash Furniture|
Furniture washed with castile soap and tepid
water and rubbed with a piece of old silk will look like new.
|337. Old Suitcases And Purses|
When suitcases and purses begin to show
wear, coat all the spots with tan water color paint, and when perfectly
dry rub over with a littl...
|338. Putting Up Lunches|
Those who find the putting up of lunches a part
of the daily routine may take comfort in the suggestion of one resourceful
woman. When us...
|339. Paint Wicker Furniture|
If you must paint wicker furniture see that
you buy paint that is well mixed and thinned to the proper consistency. If
too thick it gets ...
|340. Bureau Drawers That Stick|
Wax is better to use on the bureau
drawers that stick than soap. It works better and will not catch dirt so
|341. Uses For Old Envelopes|
Cut out the corners from all heavy
envelopes, for they are excellent for holding coins sent by mail. They
always make good corner protect...
|342. To Prevent Fruit From Moulding|
A layer of absorbent cotton laid
over the fruit in the mouth of the fruit cans is an excellent preventive
against the mould. If mould sho...
|343. Linoleum Or Oilcloth That Is Cracked|
Linoleum that is badly cracked
may be improved by a filler made of ochre and boiled flour paste. After
the filling is dry the linoleum ma...
|344. Borax As A Purifier For Ice Box|
Borax is an invaluable aid to the
woman who wishes to keep her ice box immaculate. It is especially
desirable for use in small refrigerat...
|345. To Clean Gilded Surfaces|
To clean gilded surfaces, dip a soft brush
in alcohol to which a few drops of ammonia water have been added, and with
it go over the surf...
|346. Hints For The Housewife|
Every housewife should have plenty of waxed
paper or paraffin paper about the house. It is of the greatest value in
preserving eatables f...
|347. Excessive Gas Light Weakens The Eyes|
When the excessive light of
the gas light or the electric bulb tires weak eyes, resort to the tallow
candle. For the sick room wax candle...
|348. Handy Disinfectant For The Household|
Chlorate of lime moistened
with vinegar and water, equal parts, is a handy disinfectant for the
household. It can be kept in the cellar, ...
|349. For Closing Windows|
A piece of bamboo, an old blind roller, or any
strong smoothly rounded stick about three feet long, with a small flat
piece of wood about...
| The Production Of Vinegar From Honey|
Vinegar, or dilute acetic acid, is
produced by a process of fermentation
from certain vegetable substances.
| My Beginning|
_Tis a gift to be simple
Tis a gift to be free,
Tis a gift to come down
Where we ought to be.
And when we find ourselves
In a plac...
| From The Hygienic Dictionary|
Doctors.  In the matter of disease and healing, the people have
been treated as serfs. The doctor is a dictator who knows it all...
|From The Hygienic Dictionary 2|
Toxemia.  "Toxemia is the basic cause of all so-called diseases.
In the process of tissue-building (metabolism), there is
| The Cause Of Disease|
Ever since natural medicine arose in opposition to the violence of
so-called scientific medicine, every book on the subject of hygiene...
| Why People Get Sick|
This is the Theory of Toxemia. A healthy body struggles continually
to purify itself of poisons that are inevitably produced while goi...
| The Digestive Process|
After we have eaten our four-color meal--often we do this in a
hurry, without much chewing, under a lot of stress, or in the
| The Progress Of Disease: Irritation, Enervation, Toxemia|
Disease routinely lies at the end of a three-part chain that goes:
irritation or sub-clinical malnutrition, enervation, toxemia.
| Secondary Eliminations Are Disease|
However the exact form the chain from irritation or malnutrition to
enervation progresses, the ultimate result is an increased level o...
| From The Hygienic Dictionary|
Cure.  There is no "cure" for disease; fasting is not a cure.
Fasting facilitates natural healing processes. Foods do not cure.
| The Effort Of Digestion|
Digestion is a huge, unappreciated task, unappreciated because few
of us are aware of its happening in the same way we are aware of
| How Fasting Heals|
Its an old hygienic maxim that the doctor does not heal, the
medicines do not heal, only the body heals itself. If the body can't
| Essentials Of A Successful, Safe Fast|
1. Fast in a bright airy room, with exceptionally good ventilation,
because fasters not only need a lot of fresh air; their bodies giv...
| The Prime Rules Of Fasting|
Another truism of natural hygiene is that we dig our own graves with
our teeth. It is sad but true that almost all eat too much quanti...
| Length Of The Fast|
How long should a person fast? In cases where there are serious
complaints to remedy but where there are no life threatening disease
| My Own 56 Day Long Fast|
Fasters go through a lot of different emotional states, these can
get intense and do change quite rapidly. The physical body, too,
| The Healing Crisis And Retracing|
Certain unpleasant somatics that occur while fasting (or while on a
healing diet) may not be dangerous or "bad." Two types, the healin...
| The Unrelenting Boredom Of Fasting|
Then there's the unrelenting boredom of fasting. Most people have
been media junkies since they were kids; the only way they believe
| Exercise While Fasting|
The issue of how much activity is called for on a fast is
controversial. Natural Hygienists in the Herbert Shelton tradition
| The Stages Of Fasting|
The best way to understand what happens when we fast is to break up
the process into six stages: preparation for the fast, loss of
| Foods For Monodiet, Juice Or Broth Fasting|
zucchini, garlic, onion, green beans, kale, celery, beet greens and
root, cabbage, carrot, wheat grass juice, alfalfa juice, barley
| Less-rigorous-than-water Fasts|
There are gradations of fasting measures ranging from rigorous to
relatively casual. Water fasting is the most rapid and effective
| Raw Food Healing Diets|
Next in declining order of healing effectiveness is what I call a
raw food healing diet or cleansing diet. It consists of those very
| Complete Recovery Of The Seriously Ill|
Its a virtual certainty that to fully recover, a seriously ill
person will have to significantly rebuild numerous organs. They have
It is true that ethical medical doctors use the least-risky
procedure they are allowed to use. But this does not mean there are
| Weight Loss By Fasting|
Loss of weight indicates, almost guarantees, that detoxification and
healing is occurring. I can't stress this too much. Of all the
| Cases Beyond The Remedy Of Fasting|
Occasionally, very ill people have a liver that has become so
degenerated it cannot sustain the burden of detoxification. This
| Social/cultural/psychological Obstacles To Fasting|
Numerous attitudes make it difficult to fast or to provide moral
support to friends or loved ones that are fasting. Many people
| Preventative Fasting|
During the years it takes for a body to degenerate enough to prompt
a fast, the body has been storing up large quantities of unprocess...
| From The Hygienic Dictionary|
Autointoxication.  the accumulations on the bowel wall become a
breeding ground for unhealthy bacterial life forms. The heavy mu...
| Most Diseases Cure Themselves|
If you ask any honest medical doctor how they cure diseases, they
will tell you that most acute disease conditions and a smaller,
| The Repugnant Bowel|
I don't know why, but people of our culture have a deep-seated
reluctance to relate to the colon or it's functions. People don't
| A Typical Diseased Colon|
The average person also has a prolapsed (sagging) transverse colon,
and a distorted misplaced ascending and descending colon. I took a...
| A Healthy Colon|
From my point of view the most amazing part of this whole experience
was that the chiropractor did not recommend any dietary changes
| What Is Constipation?|
Most people think they are not constipated because they have a bowel
movement almost every day, accomplished without straining. I have...
| The Development Of My Own Constipation|
The history of my own constipation, though it especially relates to
a very rustic childhood, is typical of many people. I was also
| Rapid Relief From Colon Cleansing|
During fasting the liver is hard at work processing toxins released
from fat and other body deposits. The liver still dumps its wastes...
| Enemas Versus Colonics|
People frequently wonder what is the difference between a colonic
and an enema.
First of all enemas are a lot cheaper because you g...
| How To Give Yourself An Enema|
Enemas have been medically out of favor for a long time. Most people
have never had one. So here are simple directions to self-adminis...
| Curing With Enemas|
It is not wise to continue regular colonics or enemas once a
detoxification program has been completed and you have returned to a
| From The Hygienic Dictionary|
Food.  Life is a tragedy of nutrition. In food lies 99.99% of the
causes of all diseases and imperfect health of any kind. _Prof...
| The Confusions About Diets And Foods|
Like my daughter, many people of all ages are muddled about the
relationship between health and diet. Their confusions have created
| The Fundamental Principle|
If you are a true believer in any of the above food religions, I
expect that you will find my views unsettling. But what I consider
| Lessons From Nutritional Anthropology|
The next logical pair of questions are: how healthy could good
nutrition make people be, and, how much deviation from ideal
| Finding Your Ideal Dietary|
Anyone that is genuinely interested in having the best possible
health should make their own study of the titles listed in the
| The Human Comedy|
I know most of my readers have been heavily indoctrinated about food
and think they already know the truth about dietetics. I also kno...
| The Organic Versus Chemical Feud|
Now, regrettably, and at great personal risk to my reputation, I
must try to puncture the very favorite belief of food religionists,
| The Poor Start|
For this reason it makes sense to take vitamins and food
supplements, to be discussed in the next chapter. And because our
| Butter, Margarine And Fats In General|
Recently, enormous propaganda has been generated against eating
butter. Its been smeared in the health magazines as a saturated
| Milk, Meat, And Other Protein Foods|
Speaking of butter, how about milk? The dairy lobby is very powerful
in North America. Its political clout and campaign contributions
| The Development Of Allergies|
There are three ways a body can become allergic. (1) It can have a
genetic predisposition for a specific allergy to start with. (2) It...
| Flour, And Other Matters Relating To Seeds|
One of the largest degradations to human health was caused by the
roller mill. This apparently profitable machine permitted the miller...
| Freshness Of Fruits And Vegetables|
Most people do not realize the crucial importance of freshness when
it comes to produce. In the same way that seeds gradually die,
| The Real Truth About Salt And Sugar|
First, let me remind certain food religionists: salt is salt is salt
is salt and sugar is sugar is sugar. There are no good forms of s...
| Food Combining And "healthfood Junkfood"|
This brings us to a topic I call healthfood junkfood. Many people
improve their diet, eliminating meat and chemicalized food in favor
| Diets To Heal The Critically Ill|
A critically ill person is someone who could expire at any moment;
therapeutic interventions are racing against death. Can the body
| Diet For The Chronically Ill|
The chronically ill person has a long-term degenerative condition
that is not immediately life threatening. This condition usually
| Diet For The Acutely Ill|
The acutely ill person experiences occasional attacks of distressing
symptoms, usually after indiscretions in living or emotional upse...
| Diet For A Healthy Person|
I doubt that it is possible to be totally healthy in the twentieth
century. Doctors Alsleben and Shute in their book How to Survive th...
| Diet Is Not Enough|
Those isolated, long-lived peoples discovered by Weston A. Price had
to do hard physical labor to eat, had to walk briskly up and down...
| Diet For A Long, Long Life|
Some people not only want to be healthy, but they want to live in
good health long past the normal life span projected by statistical
| From The Hygienic Dictionary|
Vitamins.  The staple foods may not contain the same nutritive
substances as in former times. . . . Chemical fertilizers, by
| Vitamins For Young Persons And Children|
Young healthy people from weaning through their thirties should also
take nutritional supplements even though young people usually fee...
| Vitamins For An Older Healthy Person|
Someone who is beyond 35 to 40 years of age should still feel good
almost all of the time. That is how life should be. But enjoying
| The Future Of Life Extension|
I beg the readers indulgence for a bit of futurology about what
things may look like if the life extension movement continues to
| Vitamin Program For The Sick|
No matter which way you look at it or how well insured you may be
against it, being sick is expensive (not to mention what it does to
| From The Hygienic Dictionary|
Diagnosis.  In the United States, making a diagnosis implies that
you are a doctor duly licensed to engage in diagnostic function.....
Some years back my 70 years old mother came from the family
homestead in the wilds of northern British Columbia to visit me at
| Breast Cancer|
I have worked with many young women with breast cancer; so many in
fact, that their faces and cases tend to blur. But whenever I think...
| Constant Complaints|
Alice was a middle-aged woman who couldn't understand why she had
always felt tired, even when she was young. Her life had been this
| A Rampaging Infection|
At the age of 40, John, an old bohemian client of mine, came into a
moderate inheritance and went "native" in the Fiji Islands in the
| Chronic Back Pain|
Barry was a carpenter who couldn't afford to lose work because he
was unable to bend or twist or lift. He frequently had bouts of
| Painful Menstruation|
Elsie was twenty. She came to see me because I had helped Elsie's
mother overcome breast cancer many years earlier. Elsie began to
| Irritable Bowels|
Some peoples' lives don't run smoothly. Jeanne's certainly didn't.
She was abandoned to raise three little kids on welfare. Her colleg...
| A Collection Of Gallbladders|
Gallbladder cases are rather ho-hum to me; they are quick to respond
to hygienic treatment and easy to resolve. I've fixed lots of the...
| The Frightening Heart|
Heart disease is one of the major causes of death among North
Americans. It evokes images of resuscitation, of desperate races
| Other Kinds Of Cancer|
There seem to be many other kinds of cancer, at least if you believe
the medical doctors. They divide up cancers and their treatments ...
| Onion Cases|
All too many of my cases are what I privately refer to as onion
cases. By this I mean the opposite of a simple case. There are
| Unethical Illness|
I see a lot of spiritually-induced physical illness in my practice.
Maybe more than my share. Maybe its karmic; it tends to find me
| Pulse Testing For Allergies|
Coca's Pulse Tests are extraordinarily useful and simple tools for
at-home allergy detection. My clients have succeeded at using this
| A Summing Up|
GIVE up resentment, give up unhealthy resistance.
If circumstances, or persons, arouse either resentment or resistance
| Plain Every-day Common Sense|
PLAIN common sense! When we come to sift everything down which will
enable us to live wholesome, steady, every-day, interestin...
| Human Dust|
WHEN we face the matter squarely and give it careful thought, it
seems to appear very plainly that the one thing most flagrant...
| Positive And Negative Effort|
DID you ever have the grip? If you ever have you may know how truly
it is named and how it does actually grip you so that it s...
| What Is It That Makes Me So Nervous?|
THE two main reasons why women are nervous are, first, that they do
not take intelligent care of their bodies, and secondly, t...
| The Care Of An Invalid|
TO take really good care of one who is ill requires not only
knowledge but intelligent patience and immeasurable tact.
| The Habit Of Illness|
IT is surprising how many invalids there are who have got well and
do not know it! When you feel ill and days drag on with one...
| Do Not Hurry|
HOW can any one do anything well while in a constant state of rush?
How can any one see anything clearly while in a constant s...
| How To Sew Easily|
IT is a common saying that we should let our heads save our heels,
but few of us know the depth of it or the freedom and healt...
| About Frights|
HERE are two true stories and a remarkable contrast. A nerve
specialist was called to see a young girl who had had nervous
I KNOW a woman who says that if she wants to get her father's
consent to anything, she not only appears not to care whether he...
| About Faces|
WATCH the faces as you walk along the street! If you get the habit
of noticing, your observations will grow keener. It is surp...
| About Voices|
I KNEW an old German--a wonderful teacher of the speaking voice--who
said "the ancients believed that the soul of the man is
| Take Care Of Your Stomach|
WE all know that we have a great deal to do. Some of us have to work
all day to earn our bread and butter and then work a good...
| Why Fuss So Much About What I Eat?|
I KNOW a woman who insisted that it was impossible for her to eat
strawberries because they did not agree with her. A friend t...
| Don't Talk|
THERE is more nervous energy wasted, more nervous strain generated,
more real physical harm done by superfluous talking than a...
| The Woman At The Next Desk|
IT may be the woman sewing in the next chair; it may be the woman
standing next at the same counter; it may be the woman next ...
| Telephones And Telephoning|
MOST men--and women--use more nervous force in speaking through the
telephone than would be needed to keep them strong and hea...
| Imaginary Vacations|
ONCE a young woman who had very hard work to do day after day and
who had come to where she was chronically strained and tired...
| Working Restfully|
ONCE met a man who had to do an important piece of scientific work
in a given time. He worked from Saturday afternoon at 2 o'c...
| Is Physical Culture Good For Girls?|
A NUMBER of women were watching a game of basket-ball played by some
high-school girls. In the interim for rest one woman said...
| How To Be Ill And Get Well|
ILLNESS seems to be one of the hardest things to happen to a busy
woman. Especially hard is it when a woman must live from han...
| The Tired Emphasis|
"I AM so tired, so tired--I go to bed tired, I get up tired, and I
am tired all the time."
How many women--how many hundred...
| Quiet Vs Chronic Excitement|
SOME women live in a chronic state of excitement all the time and
they do not find it out until they get ill. Even then they d...
| Irritable Husbands|
SUPPOSE your husband got impatient and annoyed with you because you
did not seem to enter heartily into the interests of his w...
| The Trying Member Of The Family|
"TOMMY, don't do that. You know it annoys your grandfather."
"Well, why should he be annoyed? I am doing nothing wrong."
| You Have No Idea How I Am Rushed|
A WOMAN can feel rushed when she is sitting perfectly still and has
really nothing whatever to do. A woman can feel at leisure...
| Why Does Mrs Smith Get On My Nerves?|
IF you want to know the true answer to this question it is "because
you are unwilling that Mrs. Smith should be herself." You ...
| How Women Can Keep From Being Nervous|
MANY people suffer unnecessarily from "nerves" just for the want of
a little knowledge of how to adjust themselves in order ...
| To Mothers|
MOST mothers know that it is better for the baby to put him into his
crib and let him go quietly to sleep by himself, than to ...
| Habit And Nervous Strain|
PEOPLE form habits which cause nervous strain. When these habits
have fixed themselves for long enough upon their victims, the...
| The Religion Of It|
THE religion of it is the whole of it. "All religion has relation to
life and the life of religion is to do good." If religion...
| About Christmas|
THERE was once a family who had a guest staying with them; and when
they found out that he was to have a birthday during his v...
TO most people self-control means the control of appearances and not
the control of realities. This is a radical mistake, and ...
| Human Sympathy|
A NURSE who had been only a few weeks in the hospital
training-school, once saw--from her seat at the dinner-table--a man
| Other People_|
HOWEVER disagreeable other people may be,--however unjust they may
be, however true it may be that the wrong is all on their s...
| The Circumstances Of Life|
IT is not the circumstances of life that trouble or weigh upon us,
it is the way we take them. If a man is playing a difficult...
SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS may be truly defined as a person's inability to
get out of his own way. There are, however, some people who...
| Nervous Fears|
TO argue with nervous anxiety, either in ourselves or in others, is
never helpful. Indeed it is never helpful to argue with "n...
A MAN once grasped a very hot poker with his hand, and although he
cried out with pain, held on to the poker. His friend calle...
| Hurry, Worry, And Irritability|
PROBABLY most people have had the experience of hurrying to a train
with the feeling that something held them back, but not ma...
| How To Sleep Restfully|
IT would seem that at least one might be perfectly free in sleep.
But the habits of cleaving to mistaken ways of living cannot...
| The Freedom Of Life|
I AM so tired I must give up work," said a young woman with a very
strained and tearful face; and it seemed to her a desperate...
| The Guidance Of The Body|
THE literature relating to the care of the human body is already
very extensive. Much has been written about the body's proper...
| Perversions In The Guidance Of The Body|
SO evident are the various, the numberless perversions of our powers
in the misuse of the machine, that it seems almost unnece...
| Rest In Sleep|
HOW do we misuse our nervous force? First, let us consider, When
should the body be completely at rest? The longest and most p...
| Other Forms Of Rest|
DO you hold yourself on the chair, or does the chair hold you? When
you are subject to the laws of gravitation give up to them...
| The Use Of The Brain|
LET us now consider instances where the brain alone is used, and the
other parts of the body have nothing to do but keep quiet...
| The Brain In Its Direction Of The Body|
WE come now to the brain and its direction of other parts of the
What tremendous and unnecessary force is used in tal...
| The Direction Of The Body In Locomotion|
LIFTING brings us to the use of the entire body, which is considered
simply in the most common of all its movements,--that of ...
| Nervous Strain In Pain And Sickness|
THERE is no way in which superfluous and dangerous tension is so
rapidly increased as in the bearing of pain. The general impr...
| Nervous Strain In The Emotions|
THE most intense suffering which follows a misuse of the nervous
power comes from exaggerated, unnecessary, or sham emotions. ...
| Nature's Teaching|
NATURE is not only our one guide in the matter of physical training,
she is the chief engineer who will keep us in order and c...
| The Child As An Ideal|
WHILE the path of progress in the gaining of repose could not be
traced thus far without reference to the freedom of a baby, a...
| Training For Rest|
BUT how shall we gain a natural repose? It is absurd to emphasize
the need without giving the remedy. "I should be so glad to ...
| Training For Motion|
"IN every new movement, in every unknown attitude needed in
difficult exercises, the nerve centres have to exercise a kind of
| Mind Training|
IT will be plainly seen that this training of the body is at the
same time a training of the mind, and indeed it is in essence...
| Artistic Considerations|
ALTHOUGH so much time and care are given to the various means of
artistic expression, it is a singular fact that comparatively...
ADOPTING the phrase of our forefathers, with all its force and
brevity, we say, "The proof of the pudding is in the eating."
| The Rational Care Of Self|
A WOMAN who had had some weeks of especially difficult work for mind
and body, and who had finished it feeling fresh and well,...
| Our Relations With Others|
EVERY one will admit that our relations to others should be quiet
and clear, in order to give us freedom for our work. Indeed,...
| The Use Of The Will|
IT is not generally recognized that the will can be trained, little
by little, by as steadily normal a process as the training...
IN climbing a mountain, if we know the path and take it as a matter
of course, we are free to enjoy the beauties of the surrounding
| Physical Care|
REST, fresh air, exercise, and nourishment, enough of each in
proportion to the work done, are the material essentials to a
THE ability to be easily and heartily amused brings a wholesome
reaction from intense thought or hard work of any kind which does
| Brain Impressions|
THE mere idea of a brain clear from false impressions gives a sense
of freedom which is refreshing.
In a comic journal, some years ...
| The Triviality Of Trivialities|
LIFE is clearer, happier, and easier for us as things assume their
true proportions. I might better say, as they come nearer in
RELIEF from the mastery of an evil mood is like fresh air after
having been several hours in a close room.
If one should go to work...
WHEN we are tolerant as a matter of course, the nervous system is
relieved of almost the worst form of persistent irritation it could
SYMPATHY, in its best sense, is the ability to take another's point
of view. Not to mourn because he mourns; not to feel injured becau...
HOW to live at peace with others is a problem which, if practically
solved, would relieve the nervous system of a great weight, and gi...
| One's Self|
TO be truly at peace with one's self means rest indeed.
There is a quiet complacency, though, which passes for peace, and is
WORK for the better progress of the human race is most effective
when it is done through the children; for children are future
AS far as we make circumstances guides and not limitations, they
serve us. Otherwise, we serve them, and suffer accordingly. Just in
| Sentiment _versus_ Sentimentality|
FREEDOM from sentimentality opens the way for true sentiment.
An immense amount of time, thought, and nervous force is wasted in
THERE are very few persons who have not I had the experience of
giving up a problem in mathematics late in the evening, and waking
| Disturbances Of The Heart In General|
Of prime importance in the treatment of diseases of the heart is a
determination of the exact, or at least approximately exact,
| Clinical Interpretation Of Pulse Tracings|
A moment may be spent on clinical interpretation of pulse tracings.
It has recently been shown that the permanently irregular pulse is...
| Interpretation Of Tracings|
The interpretation of the arterial tracing shows that the nearly
vertical tip-stroke is due to the sudden rise of blood pressure
| Tests Of Heart Strength|
If both systolic and diastolic blood pressure are taken, and the
heart strength is more or less accurately determined, mistakes in
| The Effect Of Athletics On The Heart|
We can no longer neglect the seriousness of the effects of
competitive athletics on the heart, especially in youth and young
| Suggestions For The Control Of Athletics|
1. Gymnasiums and athletic grounds in connection with all colleges,
preparatory schools, seminaries and high schools are essential, an...
| Signs Of Heart Weakness|
It should be remembered that a normal heart may slow to about 60
during sleep, and all nervous acceleration of the pulse may be
| Symptoms And Signs Of Cardiac Disturbance|
It is now recognized that any infection can cause weakness and
degeneration of the heart muscle. The Streptococcus rheumaticus
| Classification Of Cardiac Disturbances|
For the sake of discussing the therapy of cardiac disturbances in a
logical sequence, they may be classified as follows:
| Blood Pressure|
The study of the blood pressure has become a subject of great
importance in the practice of medicine and surgery. No condition can
It is essential that the patient on whom the examination is to be
made should be at rest, either comfortably seated, or lying down.
| Factors Increasing The Blood Pressure|
With normal heart and arteries, exertion and exercise should
increase the systolic pressure, and generally somewhat increase the
| Venous Pressure|
The venous pressure, after a long neglect, is now again being
studied, and its determination is urged as of diagnostic and
| Normal Blood Pressure For Adults|
Woley [Footnote: Woley, II. P.: The Normal Variation of the Systolic
Blood Pressure, THE JOURNAL A. M. A., July 9, 1910, p. 121.] afte...
| Blood Pressure In Children|
May Michael, [Footnote: Michael, May: A Study of Blood Pressure in
Normal Children, Am. Jour. Dis. Child., April, 1911, p. 272.] after...
| Blood Pressure And Insurance|
An epitome of the consensus of opinion of the risk of accepting
persons for insurance as modified by the blood pressure is presented
It has long been known that altitude increases the heart rate and
tends to lower the systolic and diastolic blood pressures; that
| Conditions Causing Change In Blood Pressure|
Woolley [Footnote: Woolley, P. G.: Factors Governing Vascular
Dilatation and Slowing of the Blood Stream in Inflammation, THE
| The Effect Of Drugs On Blood Pressure|
Free catharsis is a well established and valuable method of
relieving the heart in many cases of broken compensation, and in
| The Effect Of Drugs On Venous Blood Pressure|
Capps and Matthews [Footnote: Capps, J. A., and Matthews, S. A.:
Venous Blood Pressure as influenced by the Drugs Employed in
Arterial hypertension may be divided into stages. In the first stage
the arteries are healthy, but the tone, owing to contraction of...
One of the most common causes of hypertension is clue to excess of
eating and drinking. The products caused by maldigestion of
In hypertension, as long as the heart, which is probably
hypertrophied, remains perfectly competent, there are few symptoms,
and the ...
Janeway [Footnote: Janeway, T. C.: A Clinical Study of Hypertensive
Cardiovascular Disease, Arch. Int. Med., December, 1913, p. 755.]
In this rapid high tension age the physician should be as energetic
in teaching prevention of arterial hypertension as he is in
| Drugs In Hypertension|
The drugs that are mostly used to lower blood pressure are nitrites
or drugs which are like nitrites, and these are nitroglycerin,
A low systolic pressure and a low diastolic pressure may not cause
any symptoms or give any cause for anxiety. It does show, especia...
| Acute Pericarditis|
As this inflammation is generally secondary to some other condition,
its treatment cannot be positively outlined. Furthermore, it is...
| Pericarditis Symptoms And Signs|
If there is pain or much aching in the cardiac region, it tends to
disappear with the exudate, if such is to occur, in the same way as...
| Adherent Pericarditis|
Following dry pericarditis or pericarditis with an exudate,
especially when the exudate is fibrinous in character, the fibrous
| Myocardial Disturbances|
While the myocardium is the most important muscle structure of the
body, it has but recently been studied carefully or well understo...
| Acute Myocarditis|
Probably most acute infections cause more or less myocarditis,
depending on their intensity and their prolongation. This
| Chronic Myocarditis Fibrous|
Chronic myocarditis may develop on an acute myocarditis, but is
generally a slowly progressive chronic process from the beginning;
| Myocarditis Fibrous Symptoms And Signs|
The symptoms of chronic myocardial degeneration are progressive
weakness, slight at first, noticeable on exertion (and what was not
| Myocarditis Fibrous Management|
The advice he should receive is well understood: to avoid physical
efforts; to avoid mental tire; to avoid overeating or overdrinking
| Fatty Degeneration|
Fatty degeneration of the heart muscle may be caused by acute
poisoning (as phosphorus, arsenic, etc.), by serious infections, or
| Fatty Heart|
The cause of deposits of fat around the heart or in between its
chambers is the same as the cause of general obesity. These patients
It should be understood that especially in acute conditions a
positive separation of endocarditis from myocarditis is incorrect.
| Acute Mild Endocarditis|
This inflammation of the endocardium is generally confined to the
region of the valves, and the valves most frequently so inflamed are...
| Endocarditis A Secondary Affection|
Mild endocarditis is rarely a primary affection, and is almost
invariably secondary to one of the diseases named above. Nearly 75
The part of the heart most affected is the part which has the most
work to do--the left side of the heart--and of this side the left
| Treatment Of Endocarditis|
As mild endocarditis rarely occurs primarily but is almost always
secondary to some acute disease, its immediate treatment is only a
Anything which tends to increase the acidity of the tissues and to
diminish the alkalinity of the blood, whether from starvation or
It is essential for the welfare of the patient, especially after a
long illness before the complication of endocarditis could occur,
As so many times repeated, real pain must be stopped, and morphin,
either by the mouth or hypodermically, should be used to the point
| Bromids And Chloral|
If there is much restlessness and the circulation is good, that is,
if myocarditis is probably not present, the bromids may be of grea...
If the patient is weak, the circulation depressed, the blood
pressure low, and the heart rapid, the drug advisable to produce
As intimated in the preceding paragraph, the diet during
endocarditis must be carefully regulated. It must be sufficient, and
If the bowels are known to be in excellent condition and not loaded
with fecal matters, brisk catharsis is not needed simply because
| Cardiac Drugs|
Whether any drug should be used which acts directly on the heart is
often a question for decision. As endocarditis is generally
During rheumatism the peripheral blood vessels are generally dilated
and the skin perspires profusely. This is caused not only by the
The question of the advisability of strychnin is a constant subject
for discussion. Strychnin is overused in the cases of most patient...
It is rarely, if ever, advisable to use alcohol. In certain
instances, however, especially in older patients who are accustomed
| Prognosis And Convalescence|
The duration of acute endocarditis varies greatly; it may be two or
three weeks, or the inflammation may become subacute and last for
| Malignant Endocarditis Ulcerative Endocarditis|
Since we have learned that bacteria are probably at the bottom of
almost any endocarditis, the terms suggested under the
If a more malignant form of endocarditis develops on a mild
endocarditis, the diagnosis is generally not difficult. If, without
If pneumonia or gonorrhea is supposed to be the cause of the
endocarditis, injections of stock vaccines should perhaps be used.
| Chronic Endocarditis|
It is not easy to decide just whew all acute endocarditis has
entirely subsided and a chronic, slow-going inflammation is
Rheumatism is the cause of most instances of cardiac disease which
date back to childhood or youth, while arteriosclerosis and chronic...
| Etiology Pathology|
If a chronic endocarditis has followed an acute condition, some
slight permanent papillomas or warty growths may he left from the
| Etiology Treatment|
A subacute or a chronic infective endocarditis should be treated on
the same plan as an acute endocarditis, which means rest in bed an...
| Pathologic Physiology|
The development of permanent injury to one or more valves of the
heart may have been watched by the physician who cares for a patien...
| Precautions To Be Observed|
As long as compensation is complete, there are no medication and
physical treatment necessary for the damaged heart. The patient,
To understand the physiology, pathology and the best treatment for
broken compensation, it is necessary to study the physics of the
| Physics Of Mitral Stenosis|
Mitral stenosis, though less common than mitral regurgitation, is a
frequent form of disease of the valves, especially in women. Often...
| Physics Of Aortic Lesions|
Next in frequency to mitral insufficiency is aortic insufficiency,
which occurs most frequently in men. The cavity of the heart that i...
| Aortic Stenosis|
Aortic narrowing or stenosis is a frequent occurrence in the aged
and in arteriosclerosis when the aorta is involved. It is not a
| Other Lesions|
Tricuspid insufficiency, except as rarely found in the fetus, is
generally due to a relative insufficiency rather than to an actual
| Symptomatology And Treatment Of Chronic Valvular Lesions|
Before discussing the treatment of broken compensation in general,
it may be well to describe briefly the differences in the symptoms
| Mitral Stenosis: Mitral Narrowing|
This particular valvular defect occurs more frequently in women than
in men, and between the ages of 10 and 30, and is generally the
| Mitral Insufficiency: Mitral Regurgitation|
This is the most frequent form of valvular disease of the heart, and
is due to a shortening or thickening of the valves, or to some
| Aortic Stenosis Aortic Obstruction|
Valvular disease at the aortic orifice is much less common than at
the mitral orifice, and while stenosis or obstruction is less commo...
| Aortic Insufficiency Aortic Regurgitation|
This lesion, though not so common as the mitral lesion, is of not
infrequent occurrence in children and young adults as a sequence of
| Tricuspid Insufficiency|
This rarely, if ever, occurs alone; it is generally a sequence of
other valvular defects, and represents an overworked, dilated right
| Tricuspid Stenosis Tricuspid Obstruction|
This is rare and probably always congenital, and is supposed to be
due to an inflammation of the endocardium during intra-uterine life...
| Pulmonary Insufficiency Pulmonary Regurgitation|
If this rare condition occurs, it is probably congenital. A
distinctive murmur of this insufficiency would be diastolic and
| Pulmonary Stenosis Pulmonary Obstruction|
If stenosis is actually present in this location, the lesion is
probably congenital. It might occur after a serious acute infectious
| Acute Cardiac Symptoms Acute Heart Attack|
It is not proposed here to describe the condition of sudden cardiac
failure, or acute dilatation during disease, or after a severe h...
| Paroxysm Management|
The immediate conditions to meet are the rapid fluttering heart, the
nervous excitation and cardiac anxiety, and perhaps the most
| Paroxysm Drugs|
The part the nervous system plays in this paroxysm is shown by the
good result obtained from injections of morphin, even when there is...
| Treatment Of Broken Compensation|
The consideration of this subject will include the following topics:
D. Physical measures....
| Indications For Strychnin|
Strychnin is a much overused drug. It is now given for almost
everything and during almost every disease. It is true that the
5. Cardiac Emergency Drugs.--Besides some of the drugs already
mentioned (such as camphor hypodermically, nitroglycerin when
When compensation has been restored, the patient may be allowed
gradually to resume his usual habits and work, provided these habits
| Diet And Baths In Heart Disease|
The diet in cardiac diseases has already incidentally been referred
to. The decision as to what a patient ought to eat or drink must...
| The Resort Treatment Of Chronic Heart Disease|
In line with the continued growing popularity of special resorts and
special cures for different types of disease, resort or sanatoriu...
| Nauheim Baths|
At Nauheim, under the direction of Dr. Theodore Schott, baths form
an important part of the treatment. These baths are of two kinds,
| Heart Disease In Children And During Pregnancy|
A common characteristic in a large proportion of middle-aged or old
patients with heart disease is the presence of degenerative chan...
| Cardiac Disease In Pregnancy|
It is so serious a thing for a woman with valvular lesion or other
cardiac defect to become pregnant that no young woman with heart
| Coronary Sclerosis|
While disease of the coronary arteries may occur without general
arteriosclerosis, it is so frequently associated with it that it is...
The pathology of arteriosclerosis is a thickening and diminishing
elasticity of the arteries, beginning with the inner coat and
The symptoms are increased tension, which means, sooner or later,
hypertrophy of the left ventricle and an accentuated closure of the
The treatment of a suspected coronary sclerosis is the same as that
of general arteriosclerosis--primarily the elimination of anything...
| Angina Pectoris|
This is a name applied to pain in the region of the heart caused by
a disturbance in the heart itself. Heart pains and heart aches fro...
| Angina Pectoris Symptoms|
The pain of true angina pectoris generally starts in the region of
the heart, radiates up around the left chest, into the shoulders,
| Angina Pectoris Management|
While a number of causes of true cardiac pain may be eliminated by
improvement in any loss of compensation, by improvement of the hear...
While this name is more or less unfortunate, it has long been in
vogue as a designation for pains and disturbances referred by a
| Treatment Of Pseudo-anginas|
The treatment of these pseudo-angibas depends, of course, on the
diagnosis of the cause, and the cause should be eliminated or
| Stokes Adams Disease Heart Block|
Stokes-Adams disease, or the Stokes-Adams syndrome, is a name
applied to a combination of symptoms which was described by Stokes
| Stokes Adams Treatment|
The treatment of true Stokes-Adams disease is unsuccessful. If
general arteriosclerosis is present, that condition should be
| Cardiovascular Renal Disease|
With the strennousness of this era, this disease or condition, which
may be regarded as one of the accompaniments of normal old age,...
| Cardiovascular Renal Disease Treatment|
While it is urged, in preventing the actual development of this
disease, and in slowing its progress, that it is advisable to lower
| Cardiovascular Renal Disease Arrhythmia|
While this terns really signifies irregularity and intermittence of
the heart, it may also be broadly used to indicate a pulse which...
The cause of an irregularly acting heart in an adult may be organic,
as in the various forms of myocarditis, in broken compensation of...
| Etiology Treatment|
One has but to refer to the enumerated causes of irregular heart
action to determine the treatment. In that caused by extrasystole,
| Auricular Fibrillation Auricular Flutter|
Auricular fibrillation is at times apparently a clinical entity much
as is angina pectoris, but it is often a symptom of some other
| Auricular Fibrillation Occurrence|
This condition of auricular fibrillation occurs occasionally in
valvular disease, and perhaps most frequently in mitral stenosis;
| Auricular Fibrillation Pathology|
Schoenberg [Footnote: Schoenberg: Frankfurt. Ztschr. f. Pathol.,
1909, ii, 4.] finds that in auricular fibrillation there are
| Auricular Fibrillation Diagnosis|
If the pulse is intermittent and there is apparently a heart block.
Stokes-Adams disease should be considered as possibly present, and...
| Auricular Fibrillation Prognosis|
The prognosis depends on the condition of the myocardium of the
vagus. If this muscle is intact, and there is no pathologic
| Auricular Fibrillation Treatment|
The condition may be stopped by relieving the heart and circulation
of all possible toxins and irritants, and by the administration of...
| Pulsus Alternans|
By this term is meant that condition of pulse in which, though the
rhythm is normal, strong and weak pulsations alternate. White
The first decision to be made is what constitutes a slow pulse or
slow heart. A pulse below 58 or 60 beats per minute should be
| Bradycardia Symptoms|
If a person has been long accustomed to a slow-acting heart, there
are no symptoms. If the heart has become slowed from disease or fro...
| Paroxysmal Tachycardia|
This condition is generally termed by the patient a "palpitation,"
and palpitation of the heart is recognized by most physicians as
| Paroxysmal Tachycardia Management|
There is no specific treatment for paroxysmal tachycardia. What is
of value in one patient may be of no value in another; in fact,
The presence of a well marked case of exophthalmic goiter is not
necessary for the secretion of the thyroid to be increased
| Toxic Disturbances And Heart Rate|
Under this head it is not proposed to consider disturbances of the
heart due to infections, to cardiac disease, or to localized or
| Intestinal Putrefaction|
The most successful procedure in the management of intestinal
putrefaction is to remove meat from the diet absolutely. Laxatives
Enough has already been said of the value and limitations of alcohol
as a therapeutic agent. As a beverage, when constantly used, it i...
Caffein can irritate the heart and cause irregularity and
tachycardia, especially in certain persons. In fact, some can never
take a ...
In spite of the fact that a large number of men today do not smoke,
more and more frequently every clinician has a patient who smokes
| Simple Hypertrophy|
Like any other muscular tissue, the heart hypertrophies when it has
more work to do, provided this work is gradually increased and t...
| Simple Dilatation|
The term "simple dilatation" may be applied to the dilatation of one
or both ventricles when there is no valvular lesion and when the
| Acute Dilatation Of The Heart In Acute Disease|
It has for a long time been recognized that in all acute prolonged
illness the heart fails, sooner or later, often without its having
| The Heart In Pneumonia|
As pneumonia heads the list of the causes of death in this country,
and as the heart fails so quickly, sometimes almost in the beginni...
The treatment of shock will probably always be unsatisfactory as the
cause is so varied, and, although circulatory prostration and
| Acute Dilatation Of The Stomach|
This condition is not well understood, nor is its frequence known,
but not a few instances of shock are due to dilatation of this
| Anesthesia In Heart Disease|
While no physician likes to give an anesthetic to a patient who has
valvular disease of the heart, and no surgeon cares to operate on
| Decannulation After Cure Of Laryngeal Stenosis|
In order to train the patient to breathe again through the larynx it
is necessary to occlude the cannula. This is best done by inserti...
| Typhoid Fever|
Ulcerative lesions in the larynx during typhoid
fever are almost always the result of mixed infection, though
thrombosis of a small v...
The chief traumatic factors in chronic laryngeal stenosis
are: (a) prolonged presence of a foreign body in the larynx (b)
| Treatment Of Cicatricial Stenosis|
A careful direct endoscopic
examination is essential before deciding on the method of treatment
for each particular case. Granulation...
Chronic postdiphtheritic stenosis may be of the panic,
spasmodic or, rarely, the paralytic types; but more often it is of
either the ...
Bilateral abductor laryngeal paralysis causes severe
stenosis, and usually tracheotomy is urgently required. In cadaveric
Fixation of the crico-arytenoid joints with an
approximation of the cords may require evisceration of the larynx.
This, however, shou...
Decannulation in neoplastic cases depends upon the
nature of the growth, and its curability. Cicatricial contraction
Decannulation after tracheotomy done for papillomata
should be deferred at least 6 months after the discontinuance of
| Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea|
Decannulation in these cases
can only follow the removal of the compressive mass, which may be
thymic, neoplastic, hypertrophic or in...
In the non-cicatricial forms, galvanocaustic
puncture applied through the direct laryngoscope will usually reduce
the infiltrations s...
Active and persistent antiluetic medication must precede and
accompany any local treatment of luetic laryngeal stenosis. Prolonged
| Plate V Laryngeal And Tracheal Stenoses:|
1, Indirect view, sitting position; postdiphtheric cicatricial
stenosis permanently cured by endoscopic evisceration. (See Fig. 5.)
| Notes On Nursing Tracheotomized Patients|
Bedside tray should contain:
| Chronic Stenosis Of The Larynx And Trachea|
The various forms of laryngeal stenosis for which tracheotomy or
intubation has been performed, and the difficulties encountered in
| Resume Of After-care Of A Tracheotomic Case|
1. Always bear in mind that tracheotomy is not an ultimate object.
The ultimate object is to pipe air down into the lungs. Tracheoto...
| Resume Of Emergency Tracheotomy|
The following notes should be memorized.
1. Essentials: Knife and pair of hands (but full equipment better).
 2. Don't do a ...
| Resume Of Tracheotomy|
Tracheotomic cannulae (proper kind)
When the tracheal incision is placed below the first
ring, no difficulty in decannulation should result from the operation
per se. Wh...
| Bronchial Aspiration|
As mentioned above, bronchial aspiration is
often necessary. When the patient is unable to get up secretions, he
will, as demonstrate...
| Emergency Tracheotomy|
Stabbing of the cricothyroid membrane, or an
attempted stabbing of the trachea, so long taught as an emergency
tracheotomy, is a mist...
The patient should be placed in the recumbent position,
with the extended head held in the midline by an assistant. The
No dyspneic patient should be given a general
anesthetic; because any patient dyspneic enough to need a tracheotomy
for dyspnea is de...
Indications.--Tracheotomy is indicated in dyspnea of laryngotracheal
origin. The cardinal signs of this form of dyspnea are:
| Acute Stenosis Of The Larynx|
Etiology.--Causes of a relatively sudden narrowing of the lumen of
the larynx and subjacent trachea are included in the following list...
| Plate Iv|
A, Gastroscopic view of a gastrojejunostomy opening drawn patulous by
the tube mouth. (Gastrojejunostomy done by Dr. George L. Hays.) ...
The stomach of any individual having a normal esophagus and normal
spine can be explored with an open-tube gastroscope. The adult size...
| Varix And Angioma Of The Esophagus|
These lesions are sometimes the cause of esophageal hemorrhage, the
regurgitated blood being bright red, and alkaline in reaction, in
| Actinomycosis Of The Esophagus|
Esophageal actinomycosis has been autoptically discovered. Its
diagnosis, and differentiation from tuberculosis, would probably rest
| Angioneurotic Edema|
Angioneurotic edema involving the esophagus, may produce
intermittent and transient dysphagia. The lesions are rarely limited
to the ...
| Deviation Of The Esophagus|
Deviation of the esophagus may be marked in the presence of a
deformed vertebral column, though dysphagia is a very uncommon
| Lues Of The Esophagus|
Esophageal syphilis is a rather rare affection, and may show itself
as a mucous plaque, a gumma, an ulceration, or a cicatrix. Cicatri...
| Tuberculosis Of The Esophagus|
Esophageal tuberculosis is not commonly met, but is probably not
infrequently associated with the dysphagia of tuberculous laryngitis....
| Paralysis Of The Esophagus|
The passage of liquids and solids through the esophagus is a purely
muscular act, controlled, after the propulsive usually voluntary s...
| Diverticulum Of The Esophagus|
Diverticula may, and usually do, consist in a pouching by herniation,
of the whole thickness of the esophageal wall; or they may be
| Cicatricial Stenosis Of The Esophagus|
Etiology.--The accidental swallowing of caustic alkali in solutions
of lye or proprietary washing and cleansing powders, is the most
| Functional Hiatal Stenosis Hiatal Esophagismus Phrenospasm Diaphragmatic Pinchcock Stenosis|
There is no sphincteric muscular arrangement at the cardiac orifice of
the esophagus, so that spasmodic stenosis at this level is not
| Diffuse Dilatation Of The Esophagus|
This is practically always due to stagnation ectasia, which is
invariably associated with either organic or spasmodic stricture,
| Spasmodic Stenosis Of The Esophagus|
Etiology - The functional activity of the esophagus is dependent upon
reflex action. The food is propulsed in a peristaltic wave by th...
| Chronic Esophagitis|
This is usually a result of stagnation of food or secretion, and will
be considered under spasmodic stenosis and diffuse dilatation of...
| Compression Stenosis Of The Esophagus|
The esophagus may be narrowed by the pressure of any periesophageal
disease or anomaly. The lesions most frequently found are:
| Treatment Of Acute And Subacute Inflammation And Ulceration Of The Esophagus|
Bismuth subnitrate in doses of about one gramme, given
dry on the tongue and swallowed without water, has a local antiseptic
| Ulceration Of The Esophagus|
Superficial erosions of the esophagus are by no means an uncommon
accompaniment of the stagnation of food and secretions. From the
| Differential Diagnosis Of Ulcer Of The Esophagus|
Simple ulcer requires the exclusion of lues, tuberculosis,
epithelioma, endothelioma, sarcoma, and actinomycosis. Simple ulcer of
| Acute Esophagitis|
This is usually of traumatic or cauterant origin. If severe or
extensive, all the symptoms described under Rupture of the Esophagus
| Rupture And Trauma Of The Esophagus|
These may be spontaneous or may ensue from the passage of an
instrument, or foreign body, or of both combined, as exemplified in
| Anomalies Of The Esophagus|
Congenital esophagotracheal fistulae are the most frequent of the
embryonic developmental errors of this organ. Septic pneumonia from
| Diseases Of The Esophagus|
The more frequent causes of the one common symptom of esophageal
disease, dysphagia, are included in the list given below. To avoid
The swallowing function can be studied only with
the fluoroscope; esophagoscopy for diagnosis, should therefore always
be preceded by...
| Indications For Esophagoscopy In Disease|
Any persistent abnormal
sensation or disturbance of function of the esophagus calls for
esophagoscopy. Vague stomach symptoms may pro...
| Contraindications To Esophagoscopy|
In the presence of aneurysm,
advanced organic disease, extensive esophageal varicosities, acute
necrotic or corrosive esophagitis, es...
| Lues Of The Tracheobronchial Tree|
Compared to laryngeal
involvement, syphilis of the tracheobronchial tree is relatively rare.
The lesions may be gummatous, ulcerative...
| Tuberculosis Of The Tracheobronchial Tree|
The bronchoscopic study
of tuberculosis is very interesting, but only a few cases justify
bronchoscopy. The subglottic infiltrations ...
In cases not demonstrably tuberculous, hemoptysis may
require bronchoscopic examination to determine the origin. Varices or
| Angioneurotic Edema|
Angioneurotic edema manifests itself by a pale
or red swollen mucosa producing stenosis of the lumen. The temporary
character of the ...
Autodrownage is the name given by the author to the
drowning of the patient in his own secretions. Tracheobronchial
secretions in exc...
| Bronchial Stenosis|
Stenosis of one or more bronchi results at
times from cicatricial contraction following secondary infection of
leutic, tuberculous or...
In most cases of bronchiectasis there are strong
indications for a bronchoscopic diagnosis, to eliminate such
conditions as foreign b...
| Gangrene Of The Lung|
Pulmonary gangrene has been followed by
recovery after the endobronchial injection of oily solutions of
gomenol and guaiacol (Guisez)...
| Tracheobronchial Diphtheria|
Urgent dyspnea in diphtheria when no
membrane and but slight lessening of the laryngeal airway is seen,
calls for bronchoscopy. Many ...
| Abscess Of The Lung|
If of foreign-body origin, pulmonary abscess
almost invariably heals after the removal of the object and a regime
of fresh air and re...
| Bronchoscopy In Diseases Of The Trachea And Bronchi|
The indications for bronchoscopy in disease are becoming
increasingly numerous. Among the more important may be mentioned:
| Bronchoscopic Appearances In Disease|
The first look should note
the color of the bronchial mucosa, due allowance being made for the
pressure of tubal contact, secretions,...
| Anomalies Of The Tracheobronchial Tree|
are relatively rare. Congenital esophagotracheal and esophagobronchial
fistulae are occasionally seen, and...
| Compression Stenosis Of The Trachea And Bronchi|
Compression of the
trachea is most commonly caused by goiter, substernal or cervical,
aneurysm, malignancy, or, in children, by enlar...
| Treatment Of Compression Stenoses Of The Trachea|
If the thymus be
at fault, rapid amelioration of symptoms follows roentgenray or radium
therapy. Tracheotomy and the insertion of the...
| Influenzal Laryngotracheobronchitis|
Influenzal infection, not
always by the same organism, sweeps over the population, attacking the
air passages in a violent and quite ...
| Edematous Tracheobronchitis|
This is chiefly observed in children.
The most frequently encountered form is the epidemic disease to which
the name Influenza has be...
Radium and the therapeutic roentgenray are today our
only effective means of retarding the progress of esophageal malignant
| Direct Laryngoscopy In Diseases Of The Larynx|
The diagnosis of laryngeal disease in young children, impossible with
the mirror, has been made easy and precise by the development of...
The present 100 per cent mortality in cancer of the
esophagus will be lowered and a certain percentage of surgical cures
will be obta...
It has been estimated that 70 per cent of stenoses of
the esophagus in adults are malignant in nature. This should stimulate
Malignant disease of the esophagus is rarely seen early,
because of the absence, or mildness, of the symptoms. Dysphagia, the
Pedunculated malignant growths are readily removed with
snare or punch forceps. Cure has resulted in one case of the author
| Malignant Disease Of The Esophagus|
Cancer of the esophagus is a more prevalent disease than is commonly
thought. In the male it usually develops during the fourth and fi...
| Inspection Of The Party Wall In Cases Of Suspected Laryngeal Malignancy|
When taking a specimen the party wall should be
inspected by passing a laryngoscope or, if necessary, an esophageal
speculum down thr...
| Bronchoscopy In Malignant Growths Of The Trachea|
The trachea is often secondarily invaded by malignancy of the
esophagus, thyroid gland, peritracheal or peribronchial glands.
| Endoscopy In Malignant Disease Of The Larynx|
The general surgical rule applying to individuals past middle life,
that benign growths exposed to irritation should be removed, proba...
| Differential Diagnosis Of Laryngeal Growths In The Larynx Of Adults|
Determination of the nature of the lesion in these cases
usually consists in the diagnosis by exclusion of the possibilities,
| Benign Growths Primary In The Tracheobronchial Tree|
Extension of papillomata from the larynx into the cervical trachea,
especially about the tracheotomy wound, is of relatively common
| Benign Neoplasms Of The Esophagus|
As a result of prolonged inflammation edematous polypi and granulomata
are not infrequently seen, but true benign tumors of the esopha...
| Methods Of Treatment|
Irritating applications probably provoke
recurrences, because the growths are of inflammatory origin. Formerly
laryngostomy was recom...
| Papillomata Of The Larynx In Children|
Of all benign growths in the larynx papilloma is the most frequent. It
may occur at any age of childhood and may even be congenital. T...
| Benign Growths In The Larynx|
Benign growths in the larynx are easily and accurately removable by
direct laryngoscopy; but perhaps no method has been more often mis...
Foreign bodies in the pleural cavity should be immediately removed.
The esophageal speculum inserted through a small intercostal incis...
| Pleuroscopy For Disease|
Most pleural diseases require a large
external opening for drainage, and even here the pleuroscope may be of
some use in exploring th...
Acute esophagitis calls for rest in bed, sterile liquid
food, and the administration of bismuth powder mentioned in the
paragraph on ...
| Extraction Of Foreign Bodies From The Strictured Esophagus|
bodies of relatively small size will lodge in a strictured esophagus.
Removal may be rendered difficult when the patient has ...
| Extraction Of Open Safety-pins From The Esophagus|
An open safety
pin with the point down offers no particular mechanical difficulty in
removal. Great care must be exercised, however, ...
| Version Of A Safety Pin|
A safety pin of very small size may be
turned over in a direction that will cause the point to trail. An
advancing point will punctur...
| Endogastric Version|
A very useful and comparatively safe method is
illustrated in Figs. 94 and 95. In the execution of this maneuver the
pin is seized by...
| Spatula-protected Method|
Safety-pins in children, point upward,
when lodged high in the cervical esophagus may be readily removed with
the aid of the laryngos...
| Mechanical Problems Of Esophagoscopic Removal Of Foreign Bodies|
The bronchoscopic problems considered in the previous chapter should
The extraction of transfixed foreign bodies presen...
There is no absolute contraindication to careful
esophagoscopy for the removal of foreign bodies, even in the presence
of aneurism, s...
| Esophagoscopic Extraction Of Foreign Bodies|
It is unwise to do an endoscopy in a foreign-body case for the sole
purpose of taking a preliminary look. Everything likely to be need...
| Esophagoscopy For Foreign Body|
Esophagoscopy is demanded in every case in which a
foreign body is known to be, or suspected of being, in the esophagus.
The lodgement of foreign bodies in the esophagus is
1. The shape of the foreign body (disc-shaped, pointed, irregula...
| Site Of Lodgement|
Almost all foreign bodies are arrested in the
cervical esophagus at the level of the superior aperture of the
thorax. A physiologic n...
Dysphagia is the most frequent complaint in cases of
esophageally lodged foreign bodies. A very small object may excite
A foreign body lodged in the esophagus may prove quickly
fatal from hemorrhage due to perforation of a large vessel; from
It is a mistake to try to force a foreign body into the
stomach with the stomach tube or bougie. Sounding the esophagus with
| Unsuccessful Bronchoscopy For Foreign Bodies|
The limitations of bronchoscopic removal of foreign bodies are usually
manifested in the failure to find a small foreign body which ha...
Bronchoscopy should be done in all cases of chronic
pulmonary abscess and bronchiectasis even though radiographic study
reveals no sh...
If the foreign body completely obstructs a main
bronchus, preventing both aeration and drainage, such rapid
destruction of lung tissu...
If the foreign body be not removed, the resulting
chronic sepsis or pulmonary hemorrhage will prove fatal. Removal of
the foreign bod...
| Foreign Bodies In The Bronchi For Prolonged Periods|
The sojourn of an inorganic foreign body in the bronchus for a year or
more is followed by the development of bronchiectasis, pulmonar...
| Penetrating Projectiles|
Foreign bodies that have penetrated the
chest wall and lodged in the lung may be removed by oral bronchoscopy
if the intruder is not ...
| Rules For Endoscopic Foreign Body Extraction|
1. Never endoscope a foreign body case unprepared, with the idea of
taking a preliminary look.
2. Approach carefully the suspecte...
| The Extraction Of Tightly Fitting Foreign Bodies From The Bronchi|
Such objects as marbles, pebbles, corks, etc., are
drawn deeply and with force by the inspiratory blast into the smalle...
| Extraction Of Soft Friable Foreign Bodies From The Tracheobronchial Tree|
The difficulties here consist in the liability of crushing or
fragmenting the object, and scattering portions into minute bronchi,
| Removal Of Open Safety Pins From The Trachea And Bronchi|
Removal of a closed safety pin presents no difficulty if it is grasped
at one or the other end. A grasp in the middle produces a toggl...
| Removal Of Double Pointed Tacks|
If the tack or staple be small,
and lodged in a relatively large trachea a version may be done. That
is, the staple may be turned ove...
| Extraction Of Tacks Nails And Large Headed Foreign Bodies From The Tracheobronchial Tree|
In cases of this sort the point presents the
same difficulty and requires solution in the same manner as mentioned
in the preceding p...
| Inward Rotation Method|
When the point is found to be buried in the
mucosa, the best and usually successful method is to grasp the pin as
near the point as p...
| Anchoring The Foreign Body Against The Tube Mouth|
If withdrawal be
made a bimanual procedure it is almost certain that the foreign body
will trail a centimeter or more beyond the tube...
| The Light Reflex On The Forceps|
It is often difficult for the
beginner to judge to what depth an instrument has been inserted
through the tube. On slowly inserting a...
| The Use Of Forceps In Endoscopic Foreign Body Extraction|
Two different strengths of forceps are supplied, as will be seen in the
list in Chapter 1. The regular forceps have a powerful grasp a...
| Mechanical Problems Of Bronchoscopic Foreign Body Extraction*|
* For more extensive consideration of mechanical problems than is here
possible the reader is referred to the Bibliography, page 3...
| Removal Of Foreign Bodies From The Larynx|
Symptoms and Diagnosis.--The history of a sudden choking attack
followed by impairment of voice, wheezing, and more or less dyspnea
| Complications And After-effects Of Bronchoscopy|
All foreign body cases should be watched day and night by special
nurses until all danger of complications is passed. Complications ar...
| Choice Of Time To Do Bronchoscopy For Foreign Body|
The difficulties of removal usually increase from the time of aspiration
of the object. It tends to work downward and outward, while t...
| Site Of Lodgment|
The majority of foreign bodies in the air
passages occur in children. The right bronchus is more frequently
invaded than the left bec...
| Foreign Bodies In The Larynx And Tracheobronchial Tree|
The protective reflexes preventing the entrance of foreign bodies into
the lower air passages are: (1) The laryngeal closing reflex an...
| Esophageal Foreign Body|
After initial choking and gagging, or
without these, there may be a subjective sense of a foreign body,
constant or, more often, on s...
| Symptomatology And Diagnosis Of Foreign Bodies In The Air And Food Passages|
Initial symptoms are choking, gagging, coughing, and wheezing, often
followed by a symptomless interval. The foreign body may be in th...
| Errors To Avoid In Suspected Foreign Body Cases|
1. Do not reach for the foreign body with the fingers, lest the
foreign body be thereby pushed into the larynx, or the larynx be thu...
| The Roentgenographic Signs Of Expiratory-valve-like Bronchial Obstruction|
The roentgenray signs in expiratory valve-like obstruction of a
bronchus are those of an acute obstructive emphysema (Fig. 74),
| Roentgenray Study In Foreign Body Cases|
Roentgenography.--All cases of chest disease should have the benefit
of a roentgenologic study to exclude bronchial foreign body as an...
| Physical Signs Of Tracheal Foreign Body|
If fixed in the trachea the only objective sign of foreign body may be
a wheezing respiration, the site of which may be localized with...
| Physical Signs Of Bronchial Foreign Body|
In most cases there will be limitation of expansion on the invaded
side, even though the foreign body is of such a shape as to cause n...
| Physical Signs In Esophageal Foreign Body|
There are no constant physical signs associated with uncomplicated
impaction of a foreign body in the esophagus. Should perforation of...
| Foreign Bodies In The Larynx|
Laryngeally lodged foreign bodies produce a wheezing respiration, the
quality of which is peculiar to the larynx and is readily locali...
| Diagnosis Of Foreign Body In The Air Or Food Passages|
The questions arising are:
I. Is a foreign body present?
2. Where is it located?
3. Is a peroral endoscopic procedure indicate...
| Symptoms Of Gastric Foreign Body|
Foreign body in the stomach ordinarily produces no symptoms. The
roentgenogram and the fluoroscopic study with an opaque mixture are
| Symptoms Of Tracheal And Bronchial Foreign Body|
1. Tracheal foreign bodies are usually movable and their movements
can usually be felt by the patient.
2. Cough is usually presen...
| Early Symptoms Of Irritating Foreign Body Such As A Peanut Kernel In The Bronchus|
1. Initial laryngeal spasm is almost invariably present with foreign
bodies of organic nature, such as nut kernels, peas, beans, mai...
| Symptoms Of Prolonged Foreign Body Sojourn In The Bronchus|
1. The time of inhalation of a foreign body may be unknown or
2. Cough and purulent expectoration ultimately result, a...
| Symptoms Of Laryngeal Foreign Body|
1. Initial laryngeal spasm followed by wheezing respiration, croupy
cough, and varying degrees of impairment of phonation.
Educate your eye and your fingers.
Be sure you are right, but not too sure.
Follow your judgment, never your impulse.
| Foreign Bodies In The Air And Food Passages|
The air and food passages may be invaded by any foreign substance of
solid, liquid or gaseous nature, from the animal, vegetable, or
If one put into his mouth nothing but food, foreign
body accidents would be rare. The habit of holding tacks, pins and
whatnot in the...
| Foreign Bodies In The Insane|
Foreign bodies may be introduced
voluntarily and in great numbers by the insane. Hysterical individuals
may assert the presence of a ...
| Foreign Bodies In The Stomach|
Gastroscopy is indicated in cases of
a foreign body that refuses to pass after a month or two. Foreign
bodies in very large numbers i...
| Esophageal Foreign Body Symptoms|
1. There are no absolutely diagnostic symptoms.
2. Dysphagia, however, is the most constant complaint, varying with
the size of t...
| Endoscopy On The Human Being|
Dog work offers but little practice
in laryngoscopy. Because of the slight angle at which the dog's head
joins his spine, the larynx ...
| Practice On The Dog|
Having mastered the technic of introduction on
the cadaver and trained the eye and fingers by practice work on the
rubber tube, exper...
| Practice On The Rubber-tube Manikin|
This must be carried out in
1. General practice with all sorts of objects for the education of
the eye and the fingers.
| Cadaver Practice|
The fundamental principles of peroral
endoscopy are best taught on the cadaver. It is necessary that a
specially prepared subject be ...
| Testing For Electric Defects|
These tests should be made
beforehand; not when about to commence introduction.
If the first lamp lights up properly, use it with i...
| Acquiring Skill|
Endoscopic ability cannot be bought with the instruments. As with all
mechanical procedures, facility can be obtained only by educatin...
| Complications Following Esophagoscopy|
These are to be avoided in
large measure by the exercise of gentleness, care, and skill that are
acquired by practice. If the instruc...
| Retrograde Esophagoscopy|
The first step is to get rid of the
gastric secretions. There is always fluid in the stomach, and this
keeps pouring out of the tube ...
| Specular Esophagoscopy|
Inspection of the hypopharynx and upper
esophagus is readily made with the esophageal speculum shown in Fig.
4. High lesions and fore...
| Technic Of Specular Esophagoscopy|
Recumbent patient. Boyce
position. The larynx is to be exposed as in direct laryngoscopy, the
right pyriform sinus identified, the ti...
| Ballooning Esophagoscopy|
By inserting the window plug shown in
Fig. 6 the esophagus may be inflated and studied in the distended
state. The folds are thus smo...
| Stage 3 Passing Through The Thoracic Esophagus|
esophagus will be seen to expand during inspiration and contract
during expiration, due to the change in thoracic pressu...
| Stage 4 Passing Through The Hiatus Esophageus|
When the head is
dropped, it must at the same time be moved horizontally to the right
in order that the axis of the tube shall corres...
| Difficulties Of Esophagoscopy|
The beginner may find the
esophagoscope seemingly rigidly fixed, so that it can be neither
introduced nor withdrawn. This usually res...
| Stage 2|
Passing the cricopharyngeus is the most difficult part of
esophagoscopy, especially if the patient is unanesthetized. Local
| Stage I Entering The Right Pyriform Sinus|
The operator standing
(as in Fig. 66), inserts the esophagoscope along the right side of the
tongue as far as and down the posterior ...
| Introduction Of The Esophagoscope|
The esophagoscope is to be passed only with ocular guidance, never
blindly with a mandrin or obturator, as was done before the
| The Fulcrum Of The Bronchoscopic Lever Is At The Upper Thoracic Aperture|
Disregard of this rule will cause
subglottic edema and will limit the lateral motion of the tip of the
bronchoscope. It is the functi...
| Entering The Bronchi|
The lip of the bronchoscope should be turned
in the direction of the bronchus to be explored, and the axis of the
| Examination Of The Trachea And Bronchi|
All bronchial orifices must
be identified seriatim; because this is the only way by which the
bronchoscopist can know what part of th...
| Difficulties In The Introduction Of The Bronchoscope|
may enter the esophagus instead of the trachea: this might be
a dangerous accident in a dyspneic case, for the tube coul...
| Introduction Of The Bronchoscope|
No one should do bronchoscopy until he is able to expose the glottis
by left-handed direct laryngoscopy in less than one minute. When ...
| Technic Of Bronchoscopy|
Local anesthesia is usually employed in the adult. The patient is
placed in the Boyce position shown in Fig. 51, with head and shoulde...
| Vocal Results|
A whispering voice can always be had as long as air
can pass through the larynx, and this may be developed to a very loud
| Endoscopic Operations For Laryngeal Stenosis|
Web formations may be
excised with sliding punch forceps, or if the web is due to
contraction only, incision of the true band may all...
| Taking A Laryngeal Specimen For Diagnosis|
The diagnosis of
carcinoma, sarcoma, and some other conditions can be made certain only
by microscopic study of tissue removed from t...
| Removal Of Growth From The Laryngeal Ventricle|
the larynx in the usual manner, if the head is turned strongly to the
right, the tip of the laryngoscope, directed fro...
| Inducing A Child To Open Its Mouth (author's Method)|
of the child's mouth, gums, and lips, in the often inefficacious
methods with gags, hemostats, raspatories, etcetera, ar...
| Technic Of Laryngeal Operations|
Preparation of the patient and
anesthesia have been mentioned under their respective chapters. The
prime essential of successful lary...
| Direct Laryngoscopy In Children|
The epiglottis in children is
usually strongly curled, often omega shaped, and is very elusive and
slippery. The larynx of a child is...
| Instruments For Direct Laryngoscopy|
In undertaking direct
laryngoscopy one must always be prepared for bronchoscopy,
esophagoscopy, and tracheotomy, as well. Preparation...
| Difficulties Of Direct Laryngoscopy|
The larynx can be
directly exposed in any patient whose mouth can be opened, although
the ease varies greatly with the type of patien...
| Rules For Direct Laryngoscopy|
1. The laryngoscope must always be held in the left hand, never in
2. The operator's right index finger (never the left)...
| Contraindications To Direct Laryngoscopy|
There are no absolute
contraindications to direct laryngoscopy in any case where direct
laryngoscopy is really needed for diagnosis o...
| Instructions To The Patient|
Before beginning endoscopy the
patient should be told that he will feel a very disagreeable pressure
on his neck and that he may feel...
| Direct Laryngoscopy Adult Patient|
Before starting, every detail
in regard to instrumental equipment and operating room assistants,
(including an assistant to hold the ...
| First Stage|
The spatular end of the laryngoscope is introduced in
the right side of the patient's mouth, along the right side of the
| Second Stage|
The spatular end of the laryngoscope should now be
tipped back toward the posterior wall of the pharynx, passed posterior
to the epig...
| General Principles Of Position|
As will be seen in Fig. 47 the
trachea and esophagus are not horizontal in the thorax, but their long
axes follow the curves of the c...
| Position For Bronchoscopy And Esophagoscopy|
The dorsally recumbent
patient is so placed that the head and shoulders extend beyond the
table, the edge of which supports the thora...
| Anesthesia For Peroral Endoscopy|
A dyspneic patient should never be given a general anesthetic. Cocaine
should not be used on children under ten years of age because o...
| Technic For General Anesthesia|
For esophagoscopy and gastroscopy,
if general anesthesia is desired, ether may be started by the usual
method and continued by droppi...
| Rules For Insertion Of The Catheter For Insufflation Anesthesia|
1. The patient should be fully under the anesthetic by the open
method so as to get full relaxation of the muscles of the neck.
| Bronchoscopic Oxygen Insufflation|
Bronchoscopic oxygen insufflation is a life-saving measure equalled by
no other method known to the science of medicine, in all cases ...
| Preparation Of The Patient For Peroral Endoscopy|
The suggestions of the author in the earlier volumes in regard to
preparation of the patient, as for any operation, by a bath, laxativ...
| Direction Of The Esophagus|
The esophagus enters the chest in a
decidedly backward as well as downward direction, parallel to that of
the trachea, following the ...
| Dimensions Of The Trachea And Bronchi|
It will be noted that the
bronchi divide monopodially, not dichotomously. While the lumina of
the individual bronchi diminish as the ...
| The Esophagus|
A few of the anatomical details must be kept especially in mind when
it is desired to introduce straight and rigid instruments down th...
Strict aseptic technic must be observed in all endoscopic
procedures. The operator, first assistant, and instrument nurse must
| List Of Instruments|
The following list has been compiled as a
convenient basis for equipment, to which such special instruments as
may be needed for spec...
| Care Of Instruments|
The endoscopist must either personally care
for his instruments, or have an instrument nurse in his own employ,
for if they are intru...
| Anatomy Of Larynx Trachea Bronchi And Esophagus Endoscopically Considered|
The larynx is a cartilaginous box, triangular in cross-section, with
the apex of the triangle directed anteriorly. It is readily felt ...
| Oxygen Tank And Tracheotomy Instruments|
Respiratory arrest may occur from shifting of a foreign body, pressure of the esophagoscope,
tumor, or diverticulum full of food. Rare...
| Safety-pin Closer|
There are a number of methods for the endoscopic
removal of open safety-pins when the point is up, one of which is by
closing the pin...
| Mechanical Spoon|
When soft, friable substances, such as a bolus of
meat, become impacted in the upper esophagus, the short mechanical
spoon (Fig. 30) ...
If the operator has no refractive error he will need
two pairs of plane protective spectacles with very large eyes. If
| Operating Room|
All endoscopic procedures should be performed in a
somewhat darkened operating room where all the desired materials are
at hand. An e...
| Esophageal Dilators|
The dilatation of cicatricial stenosis of the
esophagus can be done safely only by endoscopic methods. Blind
esophageal bouginage is ...
No hook greater than a right angle should be used through
endoscopic tubes; for should it become caught in some of the smaller
| Papilloma Forceps|
Papillomata do not infiltrate; but superficial
repullulations in many cases require repeated removals. If the basal
tissues are traum...
| Bronchial Dilators|
It is not uncommon to find a stricture of the
bronchus superjacent to a foreign body that has been in situ for a
period of months. In...
| Tissue Forceps|
With the forceps illustrated in Fig. 28 specimens
of tissue may be removed for biopsy from the lower air and food
passages with ease ...
| Tucker Forceps|
Gabriel Tucker modified the regular side-curved
forceps by adding a lip (Fig. 21) to the left hand side of both upper
and lower jaws....
| Upper-lobe-bronchus Forceps|
Foreign bodies rarely lodge in an
upper-lobe bronchus, yet with such a problem it is necessary to have
forceps that will reach around...
Delicacy of touch and manipulation are an absolute
necessity if the endoscopist is to avoid mortality; therefore, heavily
built and s...
| Bronchoscopic And Esophagoscopic Grasping Forceps|
are of the tubular
type, that is, a stylet carrying the jaws works in a slender tube so
that traction on the stylet draws the V of th...
| Rotation Forceps|
It is sometimes desired to make traction on an
irregularly shaped foreign body, and yet to allow the object to turn
into the line of ...
Wide gagging prevents proper exposure of the larynx by
forcing the mandible down on the hyoid bone. The mouth should be
While the usually thin, watery esophageal and
gastric secretions, if free from food, are readily aspirated through a
drainage canal, ...
| Aspirating Tubes|
Independent aspirating tubes involve delay in
their use as compared to aspirating canals in the wall of the
endoscopic tube; but ther...
The simplest, best, and safest source of current is a
double dry battery arranged in three groups of two cells each,
connected in ser...
| Measuring Rule|
It is customary to locate esophageal
lesions by denoting their distance from the incisor teeth. This is
readily done by measuring the...
The gastroscope is of the same construction as the
esophagoscope, with the exception that it is made longer, in order to
reach all pa...
As mentioned above the anterior commissure
laryngoscope and the esophageal specula make very efficient
pleuroscopes; but three differ...
The esophagoscope, like the bronchoscope, is a
hollow brass tube with beveled distal end containing a small
electric light. It diffe...
Direct laryngoscopy, bronchoscopy, esophagoscopy and gastroscopy
are procedures in which the lower air and food passages are
The regular type of laryngoscope shown in Fig. I
(A, B, C) is made in adult's, child's, and infant's sizes. The
instruments have a re...
The regular bronchoscope is a hollow brass tube
slanted at its distal end, and having a handle at its proximal or
ocular extremity. A...
| Running The Human Automobile|
The Body-Automobile. If you were to start to-morrow morning on a
long-distance ride in an automobile, the first thing that you would...
| What Keeps Us Alive|
The Energy in Food and Fuel. The first question that arises in our
mind on looking at an engine or machine of any sort is, What makes ...
| The Digestive System|
How the Food Reaches the Stomach. Our body, then, has an opening,
which we call the mouth, through which our food-fuel can be taken in...
| The Journey Down The Food Tube|
The Flow of Saliva and Appetite Juice. We are now ready to start
some food-fuel, say a piece of bread, on its journey down our food tu...
| What Kind Of Food Should We Eat?|
Generally speaking, our Appetites will Guide us. Our whole body is an
ingenious machine for catching food, digesting it, and turning t...
| The Three Great Classes Of Food-fuel|
Food is Fuel. Now what is the chief quality which makes one kind of
food preferable to another? As our body machine runs entirely upon...
| The Coal Foods|
Kinds of Coal Foods. There are many different kinds of Coal foods,
such as pork, mutton, beef, bread, corn-cakes, bacon, potatoes, r...
| Proteins Or Meats|
Proteins, the First Foods. There are proteins, or meats, both
animal and vegetable; and no one can support life without protein in
Sources of Starch. The starches are valuable and wholesome foods. They
form the largest part, both in bulk and in fuel value, of our d...
Where Sugar is Obtained. The other great member of the starch, or
carbohydrate, group of foods is sugar. This is a scarcer and more
| Animal Fats|
The Digestibility of Fats. We have now come to the last group of the
real Coal foods, namely, the fats. Fats are the hottest and most
How Nuts should be Used. Another form of fat is the meat of
different nuts--walnuts, pecans, almonds, etc. These are quite rich in
| Fruits And Vegetables|
The Special Uses of Fruits and Vegetables. We come now to the very
much larger but much less important class of foods--the Kindling ...
Why We Cook our Food. While some of all classes of food may be eaten
raw, yet we have gradually come to submit most of our foods to ...
| Filling The Boiler Of The Body-engine|
The Need of Water in the Body-Engine. If you have ever taken a long
railway journey, you will remember that, about every two or three ...
| Where Our Drinking Water Comes From|
Water Contained in our Food is Pure. Seeing that five-sixths of our
food is water, it is clearly of the greatest importance that that ...
| Causes And Dangers Of Polluted Water|
Wells--the Oldest Method of Supplying Water. It was long ago
discovered that, by digging pits or holes in the ground, the rain water,
| Methods Of Obtaining Pure Water|
Wise Planning and Spending of Money is Necessary. If our city wells
are defiled by manure heaps and vault-privies, and our streams by
| Home Methods Of Purifying Water|
Boiling. Where the water that you are obliged to drink is not known to
be pure, then it can be made quite safe for drinking purposes b...
The Popularity of Beverages. For some curious reason, the habit has
grown up of taking a large part of the six glasses of water that...
How Alcohol is Made. The most dangerous addition that man has ever
made to the water which he drinks is alcohol. It is made by the act...
Smoking, a Senseless Habit. Smoking is the curious act of drawing
smoke into the mouth and puffing it out again. Why this custom shoul...
| The Blood Vessels|
Where the Body Does its Real Eating. When once the food has been
dissolved in the food-tube and absorbed by the cells of its walls, th...
| The Heart|
Structure and Action of the Heart. Now what is it that keeps the blood
whirling round and round the body in this wonderful way? It is ...
| The Care Of The Heart-pump|
The Effect of Work upon the Heart. Whatever else in this body of ours
may be able to take a rest at times, the heart never can. When i...
| How And Why We Breathe|
Life is Shown by Breathing. If you wanted to find out whether a little
black bunch up in the branches of a tree were a bird or a clust...
| The Need Of Pure Air|
Free Air is Pure. As air, in the form of wind, actually sweeps all
outdoors, day and night, it clearly is likely to pick up a good man...
| Colds Consumption And Pneumonia|
Disease Germs. In all foul air there are scores of different kinds of
germs--many of them comparatively harmless, like the yeasts, the...
| How To Conquer Consumption|
Different Forms of Tuberculosis. The terrible disease tuberculosis is
the most serious and deadly enemy which the human body has to fa...
Its Cause and Prevention. The other great disease of the lungs is
pneumonia, formerly known as inflammation of the lungs. This is rapi...
| Our Wonderful Coat|
What the Skin Is. The skin is the most wonderful and one of the most
important structures in the body. We are prone to think lightly o...
| The Glands In The Skin|
Sweat Glands. Like all the pavement (epithelial) surfaces of the body,
inside and out, the skin has the power of making glands by dipp...
| The Nails|
How the Nails are Made. Another trade, which our wonderful skin has
literally at its fingers' ends, is that of making nails. Indeed, e...
| The Blood-mesh Of The Skin|
The Blood Vessels under the Skin. Not merely the nails and the lips,
but the whole surface of the skin is underlaid with a thick mat, ...
| The Nerves In The Skin|
How We Tell Things from Touch, and Feel Heat and Cold and Pain. Last
of all, the skin is the principal organ of the sense of touch, an...
Clothes should be Loose and Comfortable. Man is the only animal that
has no natural suit of clothing. Birds have feathers, and animals...
| Baths And Bathing|
Bathing as a Means of Cleanliness. It has been said that one of the
reasons why man lost his hairy coat was that he might be able to w...
| Care Of The Nails|
Importance of Clean Nails. On account of their constant use, your
hands are brought in contact with dusty or dirty substances in your ...
| Diseases And Disturbances Of The Skin|
Their Chief Causes. Skin troubles are of two main kinds according to
their cause: internal, due to the irritation of waste-poisons, or...
| The Plumbing And Sewering Of The Body|
The Wastes of the Body. Almost everything that the body does in the
process of living means the breaking down, or burning, of food; an...
| The Muscles|
Importance of the Muscles. It wouldn't be of much use to smell food,
if we couldn't pick it up and bite it after we had reached it; ...
| The Stiffening Rods Of The Body-machine|
What Bones Are. The bones are not the solid foundation and framework
upon which the body is built, as they are usually described. They...
| Our Telephone Exchange And Its Cables|
The Brain. We are exceedingly proud of our brain and inclined to
regard it as the most important part of our body. So it is, in a sens...
| How To Get And Keep A Good Figure|
Erect Position is the Result of Vigorous Health. Naturally and
properly, an erect, graceful figure and a good carriage have always bee...
| Our Feet|
The Living Arches of the Foot. One of the most important things to
look after, if we wish to have an erect carriage and a swift, grace...
| Sleep And Rest|
Why We Need Rest. A most important element in a life of healthful
exercise, study, and play is rest. Even when we are hard at work, we...
| Disorders Of Muscles And Bones|
The Muscles and Bones Have Few Diseases. Considering how complex it
is, and the never-ceasing strain upon it, this moving apparatus of...
| Troubles Of The Nervous System|
The Nervous System is not easily Damaged. The nervous system is
subject to a good many more diseases than are either the muscles or th...
| Exercise And Growth|
Fatigue as a Danger Signal. The chief use of exercise in childhood,
whether of body or mind, is to make us grow; but it can do this ...
| The Lookout Department|
Why the Eyes, Ears, and Nose are Near the Mouth. If you had no eyes,
ears, or nose, you might just as well be dead; and you soon would...
| The Nose|
How the Nose is Made. The nose began as a pair of little puckers, or
dimples, just above the mouth, containing cells that were particu...
| The Tongue|
The Tongue is not Used chiefly for Tasting. If you will notice the
next time that you have a bad cold, you will find that you have alm...
| The Eye|
How the Eye is Made. Next in importance after the smell and the taste
of our food comes the appearance of it; hence, our need of eyes ...
| The Ear|
Structure of the Ear. Next after sight, hearing is our most important
sense; without it, speaking, and consequently reading and writin...
| Our Spirit-levels|
The Sixth Sense. Though we usually speak of having five
senses,--sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste,--we really have also a
| The Speech Organs|
The Voice, a Waste Product. It is one of the most curious things in
this body of ours that what we regard as its most wonderful power ...
| The Teeth The Ivory Keepers Of The Gate|
Why the Teeth are Important. The teeth are a very important part of
our body and deserve far more attention and better care than the...
| Infections And How To Avoid Them|
What Causes Disease. The commonest and most dangerous accident that is
likely to happen to you is to catch some disease. Fortunately, ...
| Accidents And Emergencies|
Ordinarily, Accidents are not Serious. Accidents will happen--even in
the best regulated families! While taking all reasonable care ...
Let us suppose a swelling appears on some part of the body or
limbs, but that there is no discoloration or symptom of the gathering
|Acetic Acid |
For use in our treatment we recommend Coutts' Acetic
Acid. It is of uniform strength and purity, and can be had from most
|Acidity Of The Stomach |
Often caused by unwholesome food, bad or
deficient teeth, or by too rapid eating. Where these causes exist, they
should be first remove...
Often in cases where our treatment fails to cure, the failure
is due to the patient taking aconite as an allopathic remedy. Used
|Action Balance Of |
An excellent guide to the proper treatment of any
case is to be found in the distribution of heat in the patient's body.
Hot parts are ...
|After Pains |
The Black Hole of Calcutta is an object lesson of how necessary
to life is the renewal of the air supply. Few people, however, reflect
Should be an indication that food in general or some certain
kind of food is needed by the body. Thus the appetite is the natural
|Air Bath |
This may with advantage to the health of the skin and body
in general, be indulged in every morning during some of the toilet
|Air-tight Covering |
The covering of oiled silk, or guttapercha, so
frequently placed over wet bandages when these are applied to any part
of the body, is n...
This, in various forms, as brandy, whiskey, rum, wine,
cordials, beer and stout, is a frequent prescription in many troubles.
In no cas...
These are often performed in cases in which proper
treatment on the lines of these papers, would save both life and limb.
By all means,...
|Angina Pectoris |
In a variety of cases, more or less severe spasmodic
pains are felt in the chest. Angina Pectoris (literally, agony of the
chest) is on...
|Ankle Swelling |
When long continued in connection with disease or
accident, this sometimes leads to a partial withering of the limb up to
its very root...
|Ankle Twisted Or Crushed |
Place the foot as soon as possible in warm
water, as hot as can comfortably be borne; keep it there until free
from pain, or for an hou...
|Armpit Swelling |
Often this comes as the result of a chill, or of
enfeeblement of the system from various causes. In the early stage,
such a swelling sh...
Is the process whereby the digested food is carried into
the blood stream, and thus conveyed to the different parts of the body
|Back Failures |
Often a severe pain in the toe, foot, ankle, or lower
leg has its cause, not in anything wrong with the part which is
painful, but in s...
|Balance Loss Of |
Cases where loss of balance in walking and standing
are due to St. Vitus' Dance will be treated under that head. Other
cases, where los...
|Band Flannel |
A piece of fine new flannel made to cover the whole
back, and sewed under the usual underclothing, has a truly wonderful
effect when wo...
|Bandage Four-ply Flannel |
The four-ply flannel bandage is simply what
its name implies--a bandage of the shape and size to cover the parts
treated, and at least ...
See Veins, Swollen, etc.
If this grain is well grown and thoroughly well cooked, it
will be found to be one of the best foods for restoring an exhausted
Cold baths, while greatly to be recommended to those who are
strong, should not be taken by any one who does not feel invigorated by
|Bathing The Feet |
This apparently simple treatment, if the best
results are desired, must be gone about most carefully. A foot-bath for
ten or twenty min...
|Baths For Head |
In many cases of indigestion and brain exhaustion
head-baths are of great value. School teachers, business men, and many
There are cases in which the outer skin has been taken off
by long lying, or wearing wet compresses for a long time. A large part
|Beef Tea |
It is well to bear in mind that there is scarcely any
nourishment even in home-made beef juice (the best form of any extract
|Bile Black |
For this take two tablespoonfuls of hot water every five
minutes for six hours per day. A good many cases, some even given up by
|Bile On The Stomach |
Take half a teacupful of hot water every ten
minutes for ten hours. Next day take the same every twenty minutes for
a like period. The ...
|Biscuits And Water |
The biscuits referred to are manufactured in
Saltcoats.[A] They are made from the purest whole wheaten flour. The
late Mr. Bryden, of t...
In any case of this pack the feet and legs as directed in
Lungs, Bleeding from, and press cold cloths to the place the blood
The destruction of the skin over any painful part, by means
of blisters, is to be always avoided if possible (see Burns, Knee,
A most common trouble is anaemia, a lack of good red blood,
showing itself in a waxy paleness and whiteness of lips, often
|Blood Poisoning |
(See Blood, Purifying; Sores).
|Blood Purifying |
Fever arising from bad state of the blood may be
treated by careful cooling of the spine and head, with towels well
wrung out of cold w...
|Blood Supply Of |
To supply good blood in cases where it is lacking,
either from indigestion or low vitality, nothing is better than milk,
diluted with a...
The following treatment will be found effective to heal less
severe forms of boils, by soothing the whole fevered system of nerves,
|Bone Diseased |
Diseased bone is not incurable. Bone is indeed
constantly being replaced as it disappears in the ordinary waste of the
body. Defective ...
|Bone Soft |
Often, in the young, the bones are so soft that they bend
more or less, and the beginning of a distressing deformity appears.
|Bowels Glands Of |
Symptoms of glandular trouble in the bowels
are--weariness and pallor, lack of appetite, softness and shrinking of
limbs, with swelling...
|Bowels Inflammation Of |
This (called medically Peritonitis) is an
inflammation of the membrane covering the bowels. It results from chill
or strain, and someti...
|Bowels Lax |
A teaspoonful of lemon juice (freshly expressed), along
with hot water and sugar, will often relieve where the bowels are
|Bowels Locking Of |
Sometimes when one part of the bowels is much more
active than another, it passes into that other, and they become
locked, like a stock...
|Bowels Reversed |
See Bowels, Locking of, above.
|Brain Exercise |
Proper exercise for the brain is most important. But
this is not to be found in that kind of severe mental labour which is
|Brain Inflammation Of |
This arises often from over-schooling of young
boys and girls. Care should ever be taken to avoid this. Obstinate
constipation in the b...
|Brain Rest |
The need for this is often indicated by irritability of
temper. This coming on is generally a warning that a period of rest
must be tak...
|Bran Poultice |
Get a sufficient quantity of good bran in an ordinary
washhand basin. Heat the basin before beginning operations. Have also
a boiling k...
|Bread Wheaten |
In some cases the bran in whole wheaten bread and
Saltcoats biscuits is found to irritate the stomach and bowels. As diet
for those abl...
|Breast With Corded Muscles |
Often a slight hardness shows itself in a
woman's breast, when the muscular tissue becomes what is called
"corded." It is well, first o...
|Breast Swelling In |
A blow on the breast, or the drain of nursing a
child, along with a chill, often produces swelling, sometimes hard and
painful. This, i...
|Breast Sore Nipples On |
Take a little warm vinegar or weak acid
(see Acetic Acid). Bathe the sore nipple with this, avoiding pain,
for about ten minutes. Every...
|Breath And Blood |
Often difficulty of breathing, especially in close
air, mistaken even for asthma, is due simply to the quality of blood
supplied to the...
|Breath And The Heart |
Stout people are usually more or less "scant of
breath." Accumulations of fatty material, or changing of muscle into
fat, cause this, e...
|Breath Hot |
This may be felt either because the breath is actually
hot, or because the membranes of the tongue and mouth are unusually
tender, and ...
|Breath And Muscles |
Sometimes difficulty of breathing is due, not to
anything wrong with lungs or windpipe, but to failure in the diaphragm
(or large muscu...
|Breath And Nerve |
Difficult breathing, especially in ascending a
hill, is often due simply to the lack of the nerve power by which the
breathing muscles ...
|Breath And The Skin |
The organs of breathing remove much waste from
the system, but the skin also removes a very large part. If either
fails, the other has ...
|Breathing And Bronchia |
The bronchia are the branching small tubes
which lead from the windpipe to all parts of the lungs. Two different
states of these often ...
|Breathing Correct Method Of |
The capacity of an ordinary pair of
lungs is about 250 cubic inches. In ordinary breathing, however, we
only take in from 20 to 30 cubi...
|Breathing In Going Uphill |
See Breath, and Nerve.
British Cholera is to a certain extent epidemic--that is, it affects a
large number of people in a particula...
This frequent and severe trouble results most usually from
chill to the skin throwing overwork on the lungs and bronchial tubes.
|Brow The Weary |
Sometimes in the case of a child at school, the
result of overwork shows itself in a weariness and weight in the brow.
Often parents ar...
For slight bruises, such as children frequently get by
falling, a little butter or vaseline, applied immediately, is an
For slight burns, immerse the injured part in cold water, and
keep there till the pain abates. This is where only redness of skin is
Where we prescribe this, either for drinking or for
external use in poultices or bathing, it is very important it should be
pure and fr...
|Buttermilk Poultice |
Boiled potatoes beaten up with fresh buttermilk
make an excellent poultice for all eruptive sores, scabbed heads, and
heated skin affec...
Swellings in the breast often arouse fear of cancer, but are
generally very simple affairs and easily yield to treatment as in
|Cancer In Face |
Treat as far as possible as recommended for breast
|Cancer In Foot |
We have noted one case in which "Cancerous Gangrene"
in the foot, pronounced incurable by the medical attendant, was cured
by our instr...
|Cane Syrup |
In the original edition, good treacle was recommended as a
laxative. This treacle, which was prepared from cane sugar, we
Is simply an inflammation due to impurity of the blood. These
impurities arise from bad air or wrong food, and remain in the body
|Cauliflower Growths |
These begin like warts, and in the earlier stages
poulticing and soaking with weak acid almost invariably cure. After
some months the g...
|Cayenne And Mustard |
Mustard spread on a cold towel and applied to
the spine or lumbar region of the back is often an effective aid to the
cold treatment. I...
|Changing Treatment |
To wisely alter and arrange the treatment in any
case is of the utmost importance. Treatment which at first gives great
relief will oft...
|Chapped Hands |
Our idea is that this is caused by the soda in the soap
used. At any rate, we have never known any one to suffer from chapped
|Chest Pains |
See Angina Pectoris.
|Chest Protectors |
These are often piled on the front of the body,
while the far more important back is left exposed. In many cases of
delicacy and cough,...
These occur in hands and feet where the circulative power
is feeble, either from weakness or from tight pressure of boots or
Simple remedies such as we advocate are found of
immense service in mitigating both the pains of child-birth and the
troubles coming be...
|Children And Teachers |
Children are of the utmost value to society;
through any one of them the divine light may shine which will bless
many generations. They...
|Children In Fever |
Fevered children, whether in any actual fever, as
scarlet, typhoid, or any other, or merely heated from some minor
ailment, should be t...
|Children's Clothing |
An infant's clothing should be soft, warm, and
light in weight, covering all parts of the body with equal warmth.
Tight bands and long,...
|Children's Dangers |
Avoidance of the causes of disease requires some
idea of the dangers to which children are exposed in the usual
upbringing. For instanc...
|Children's Deformed Feet |
See Club Foot.
|Children's Healthy Growth |
Often either the whole system or some part
fails to grow properly. In this way the spine or legs may become
curved, or generally the ch...
|Children's Limbs |
Frequently a failure of some kind shows itself in
the limbs of some children. Usually it appears as either bending or
inability to walk...
|Children's Nerves |
The nervous system of children is often damaged by
shock or fright, sometimes very seriously, so that paralysis or
|Children's Sleep |
This most important matter of good sleep for the
child depends not only on health of body but on ease of the infant's
mind. It is wrong...
|Children's Strength |
The question often arises as to the ability of
children to bear certain kinds of treatment. It must ever be
remembered, both in hot and...
|Children's Swellings |
Sometimes these occur as merely relaxed tissue
full of blood. In this case everything about the part seems right and
healthy except the...
|Children's Teething |
|Children's Treatment |
This should always be managed so as to soothe
and not excite the little patients. They are very sensitive to heat and
cold. When these ...
(1) Nerve or imaginary chills. These are feelings of cold,
where there is no real chilling; the back feels as if cold water were
|Circulation Of The Blood |
Nothing is more important for the health or
healing of any organ or part of the body than a good supply of arterial
blood. Venous blood...
|Climate And Soil |
The soil on which one lives is a matter of primary
importance; it may be a matter of life or death for a weakly person,
but it is impor...
Clothing should be light yet warm, and sufficiently free so
as not to interfere with bodily movements. The clothing next the skin
|Club Foot |
Children are not unfrequently born with this deformity in
one or other of its various shapes. The cause is to be sought in such a
|Cold In The Head |
Infants often are prevented sucking by this form of
cold closing up the nostrils. In such a case have a small cap of cotton
to fit the ...
|Cold Settled |
A cold is often easily overcome. At other times it
"sits down," as country people say, and refuses to be cured, a hard dry
|Cold Taking |
Where cold is easily "taken," it is the skin which is
defective in its action. The cure must therefore deal with it. Even
|Cold Cloths |
See Towels, Cold Wet.
This trouble is often only aggravated and made chronic
by the use of purgatives. Some simple change of diet, such as a ripe
|Consumption Prevention Of |
This most insidious and deadly disease is
caused by a tiny vegetable growth derived from persons or animals
already suffering from tube...
|Consumption Treatment Of |
Turning now to the case when consumption
has actually shown itself, the above treatment is exactly the course to
be pursued. But we wou...
|Contraction Of Sinews |
This often occurs at the knee, bending the
joint so that the patient cannot stretch his limb or walk properly. The
injury in such a cas...
For an ordinary convulsive attack in the case of a child,
hold the child's head over a basin and pour tepid water (blood heat, 98
The cooking of vegetables requires particular care. The
valuable salts and other nutritive ingredients they contain are easily
|Cooling In Heating |
Often it is difficult to get a sufficient cooling
effect by means of cold cloths without unduly chilling the patient.
When the head has...
These will be found treated under the various heads of Colds,
Bronchitis, Consumption, etc., but some particular cases of mere
|Cramp In The Limbs |
The treatment of this is to apply cold cloths to
the roots of the nerves which govern the affected limb or limbs. For
the legs, the col...
|Cramp In The Stomach |
This very severe trouble, though resisting
ordinary methods of treatment, is not difficult to cure by right means.
If help is at hand, ...
|Croup Less Serious Form |
The less serious croup proceeds from a
nervous closing of the windpipe, the attack being brought on by any
causes of irritation in the ...
|Croup More Serious Form |
This is caused by an accumulation of
material in the windpipe, which is coughed up in pieces of pipe-like
substance, and which, if not ...
|Cures Losing Their Effect |
After a fortnight's treatment often matters
seem to come to a standstill in a case, and then the attendants are apt
to despair. Such a ...
|Cures As Self-applied |
Often young people in lodgings are in
difficulty for want of some one to apply the necessary treatment in
their own case. It is often, ...
|Damp Beds |
An ordinary bed which has not been slept in for some weeks,
although perfectly dry to begin with, will become damp, even in a dry
|Declining Limb A |
See Limbs, Drawn up.
|Delirium In Fever |
The best way of treating this truly distressing
symptom is by cooling and soothing applications to the head. We have
seen in one case l...
This is usually a bodily illness, though often regarded as
mental only. It appears in loss of interest in all that otherwise would
There are two more or less distinct stages of this serious
trouble; the first stage is generally curable, the second stage
Sudden attacks of this, though in a mild form, are very
troublesome. An enema of cold water is in such cases often an
immediate cure. T...
The composition of different articles of food varies. A turnip
is not the same as a piece of cheese. It is more watery, and has more
|Diet And Corpulence |
A tendency to obesity should always be carefully
checked by attention to diet and exercise (see Exercise). The
fattening foods are thos...
|Diet For The Lean |
To a large extent the preceding article will
suggest what is suitable here, remembering, however, that regular
exercise will be also ne...
|Diet For Middle Age And The Aged |
In advancing years when less
exercise is, as a rule, taken, a restriction in the amount of food
consumed is highly desirable. The incre...
Digestion is the process whereby the food we eat is turned
into material fit to be assimilated by the blood. It begins in the
mouth by ...
|Diet Economy In |
Dr. Hutchison, one of our greatest authorities on
the subject of Dietetics, has well said--
"The dearest foods are by no means the be...
The most striking symptom of diphtheria is the growth of a
substance in the upper part of the windpipe, which threatens to close
|Douche Cold |
In its most powerful form this is a solid stream of
water directed down on the patient's shoulders and spine. It may be
applied either ...
|Drinks Refreshing |
This is a matter of great importance to the sick.
Nor is anything more important to be said on them than this, that the
foundation of a...
This trouble is rather a symptom than a disease. It rises from
accumulation of watery waste in the body, owing to improper action of
Many valuable lives have been saved by an elementary
knowledge of what to do in the case of one apparently suffocated or
We give this name to a trouble from which we have been able
to save some patients, as expressing best the general failure and
This is an affection of the bowels of the nature of
diarrhoea, but much worse, as in it blood accompanies the bowel
discharge. It usual...
In the common form this is purely neuralgic. The nerves are
in shape and distribution like some tender plant, the root in the brain
|Ears Running |
In this trouble there is indicated a failure somewhere
of the clearance of waste from the body. This matter gathers locally in
|Ears Singing In The |
Partial deafness is often accompanied by noises
in the ear, which are very annoying. This is caused by the internal
state of the ear, a...
Skin eruptions, known under this name, have very various
causes. Treatment must vary accordingly.
Where the cause is a failure of the...
|Elbow Joint |
See Armpit Swelling and Bone.
|Enemas Cold Water |
Prejudice often exists against cold treatment of
any kind, but it must be overcome, unless the sick would lose some of
the most preciou...
The key to action in case of epidemics prevailing in the
district is found, when we consider that always, many residing amid
The first sign of such an illness is a brief and slight
attack of "absence." We notice once or twice that the person "loses
See Hives; "Outstrikes;" Saltrome, etc.
This troublesome disease is also known as St. Anthony's
Fire, or the Rose. The skin becomes fiery red or even purplish in hue.
Where this is advised medically, it is often taken in a
manner far from wise. For weakly people seeking strength, exercise
Often very serious trouble takes the form of simple
overwhelming weariness. The patient's system has been wrought down till
it can no l...
What is commonly called a "cough and spit" is sometimes
due to some serious trouble of the lungs, and in all cases a doctor
should be c...
|Eyes Accidents To |
Three distinct classes of these are to be
considered. They require very different treatment.
When the eyeball is cut or pierced, if t...
|Eyes Cataract On |
This disease has been arrested, and in earlier
stages even cured, by the treatment described in, Eyes, failing sight.
By means of this ...
|Eyes Danger To Sight Of |
Where inflammation has gone so far as to
lead to suppuration, or even to ulceration of the eyes, there is grave
danger of blindness, an...
|Eyes Failing Sight |
This often comes as the result simply of an
over-wearied body and mind, without any pain or accident whatever. It
appears as an inabili...
|Eyes Hazy Sight |
Frequently, after inflammation, and even when that
has ceased, the sight is left in a hazy condition. The eyes may be in
such cases rat...
|Eyes Healthy |
Cheap, ill-printed literature is responsible for much
eye trouble, and it is well worth while to pay, if possible, a little
extra for b...
|Eyes Inflamed |
For all kinds of burning inflammatory pain in the
eyes, the following treatment is most effective. Place a hot BRAN
POULTICE (see) bene...
|Eyes Inflamed With General Eruptions Over The Body |
In some cases
the eye trouble is only a part of a general skin inflammation,
accompanied with heat all over the body, and an acrid, irr...
|Eyes Paralysis Of |
The partial paralysis of the muscles of one eye
produces double vision, so that the patient sees two similar objects
where there is onl...
|Eyes Spots On |
These spots are of two different kinds, and yet they
are very much the same in nature and substance. What is called "a
cataract" is of ...
|Eyes Squinting |
Various affections of the eyeball muscles cause this.
To cure it is often easy, sometimes very difficult. The method of
treatment is to...
|Face Skin Of |
To secure a healthy appearance of this is worth much
trouble, and any eruption or unhealthy redness is a great trial,
especially to lad...
Fatigue, excessive heat, fright, loss of blood, hunger,
etc., are common causes.
The action of the heart is temporarily interfered wi...
|Fall A |
After a fall from a height, where there is no apparent
outward injury, there is often such a severe shock to the spinal cord
and brain ...
|Feeding Over |
It is well to remember that over-feeding is a relative
term. To take more than a weak stomach can digest, is to over-feed,
|Feet Cold |
Continued coldness of the feet gives rise to many more
serious troubles, and should always be attended to. There is no better
|Feet Giving Way |
Where there is a great deal of standing to be done by
any one, the feet sometimes yield more or less at the arch of the
instep. This be...
In all fevers, to cool down the excessive heat of the patient
(see Heat, Internal) is the best process of treatment. This may be
|Fever At Night |
Frequently, in illness, a fever sets in as night
approaches, and increases toward midnight, passing away during the day.
The treatment ...
|Fever Delirium In |
|Fever Gastric |
In this fever, now known as a form of Typhoid, the
disease spreads a sort of blight over the nervous centres, and from the
|Fever Hay |
See Hay Fever.
|Fever Influenza |
This is a slow, smouldering kind of fever. For
treatment, pack the feet and legs in hot fomentation over the knees,
and apply cold clot...
|Fever Intermitting |
For this the treatment may be given as in gastric
fever, and, in addition, the stomach and bowels should be carefully
lathered over wit...
|Fever Rheumatic |
This results from severe damp chills, usually
following exhaustion from some cause. Its best treatment at an early
stage is by heat app...
|Fever Scarlet Or Scarlatina |
As a first precaution, when an epidemic
of this exists, children should be sponged twice a week all over with
hot vinegar before being ...
|Fever Typhoid |
Treat as under Fever, Gastric, and Fever. In addition,
great care should be taken to disinfect and destroy any stools, and
See Convulsions; Nervous Attack.
|Flannel Bands |
See Band, Flannel.
This is the accumulation of gases in the body, usually
caused by fermentation of the food at some part of the digestive
process. A fail...
|Flushings Hot |
These are often a really serious trouble, especially
to women, at certain stages of life. Most often they come about the age
of fifty, ...
Some general remarks on this important treatment we give
here. First, no fomenting should be done for at least an hour after a
|Fomentation Armchair |
This is applied as follows. Over a large
armchair spread a folded sheet. Provide a good large blanket prepared
as above in Fomentation....
|Food And Mental Power |
Unsuitable or ill-cooked food has a most
serious effect on the mental powers; and when we take the case of a
mental worker, we see that...
|Food In Health |
As will be seen from many of these articles, the
question of diet is one of the greatest importance, in health as well
as in disease. T...
|Food In Illness |
Light, easily digested food is of the first
importance in many illnesses. To know easily procured and simple foods,
which are really li...
Some most distressing troubles come as the result of frights.
In many cases much may be done to relieve such troubles, which arise
See Cancer in Foot.
See Abscess; Ankle; Armpit; Bone, Diseased.
|Giddiness And Trembling |
This comes very often as the result of loss
of nerve power in the spinal system, due to weakness, shock, or simply
old age. A great dea...
|Glands Of Bowels |
|Glands Swollen |
This is a very common trouble, especially in the
young. To restore the skin to healthy action is the first important
matter. This may b...
Some have a predisposition to this most painful disease, and
require to keep a strict watch on their diet. Meat, specially the
Sometimes mere internal inflammation is mistaken for this
disease. In the case of inflammation of the bladder, apply a large hot
|Growth Of Body |
See Limb, Saving a.
This drug is a West Indian gum, and is one of those remedies
we are glad to say will do no harm, while in rheumatism and gout it is
See Bleeding; Wounds.
|Hair Coming Off |
There are many forms of this disfiguring trouble,
both in the case of young and old persons. It is chiefly due to a wrong
state of the ...
|Hands Clammy |
Rub the hands and arms well twice a day with CAYENNE
|Hands Cold |
Much more than is readily believed depends on the state
of the hands and feet. We are already familiar with the subject of
coldness in ...
|Hands Dry And Hard |
Pack the hands in SOAP LATHER (see) mixed with
a little fine olive oil. The soap must be finely lathered with a brush,
not melted. Pure...
|Hay Fever |
A most effective preventive and cure for this is the
inhaling through the nostrils the vapour of strong acetic acid. The
acid may be on...
There is a vast variety of ailments associated with what is
called headache. In itself, it is just more or less pain in the head.
|Headache Sick |
The stomach and head affect each other powerfully, and
a disordered stomach causes severe headache, known as sick headache.
In many cas...
|Head Baths |
See Baths for Head.
|Head Massaging The |
This is so important in many cases of neuralgia,
headache, and eye troubles, that we here describe it. The brow is first
|Head Skin Of The |
The nerves of sensibility are very largely supplied
to the skin of the head, and many large nerves pass under it. It is
therefore an im...
|Head Soaping |
Have a piece of M'Clinton's soap, a good shaving brush,
and a bowl of warm water. Rub the wet brush on the soap, and work the
|Head Sounds In |
As the result and accompaniment of deafness these are
sometimes most distressing, even preventing the patient from sleeping.
They are o...
|Health And Money |
It will be noticed that the remedies we recommend
are in almost every case very cheap--even, like hot water, costing
nothing, as they a...
We have had so much success in helping the deaf that we feel
warranted in seeking to spread the knowledge of our methods as widely
See Acidity in Stomach.
|Heat And Weakness |
We have over and over again shown in these papers
how heat passes into vital action, and gives strength to failing organs
and nerves. B...
|Heat Internal |
There is a usual (normal) temperature in all the blood
and tissues of the body. If the body be either warmer or colder than
this point ...
|Where The Temperature Is Too Low That Is Below 98-2/5 Deg |
over with warm olive oil, and clothe in good soft flannel. Other
methods for increasing vital action may also be tried, as give...
|Heel Sprained |
Often in sprains all attention is given to the bruised
and torn muscles, while similarly bruised and torn nerves are
overlooked; yet up...
Though often but slight, disappearing in a few minutes by some
simple device, such as holding the breath, when long continued this
|Hip-joint Disease |
Thorough heating, with moist heat is the best
treatment for this trouble. This implies time, work, and patience; but
all these are well...
This trouble we may consider in three ways:--First, as
the effect of overstrain in using the voice; in this case rest must be
|Hooping Cough |
See Whooping Cough.
|Hope And Healing |
The mind has always an influence on the body. Life
rises and falls under the influences of ideas, so as to prove that
these are a matte...
|Hot Flushings |
|Hot-water Bags |
The flat rubber bags of various shapes, to be had from
all rubber shops, make excellent substitutes for poultice or
fomentation; but ca...
|Housemaid's Knee |
To cure a swelling on the knee-joint is, as a rule,
easy. Rest is a first and paramount necessity. Bathing with hot
water, not too hot ...
This is usually brought on by some excessive strain upon the
brain nerves, and may show itself either in the violent or in the
|Illness The Root Of |
In treating any trouble it is well to get to the
root of it. On one occasion a patient complained that the doctor never
struck at the r...
|Imaginary Troubles |
These are of two kinds, the one purely imaginary,
the other where bodily trouble is mixed with the imagined. In the first
case the pati...
(See also Digestion; Assimilation.) This subject leads
naturally to a consideration of food in relation to it. The trouble
usually is t...
|Infant Nursing |
A mother who has had strength to bear a child is, as a
rule, quite strong enough to nurse it. Suckling is natural, and usually
|Infants' Food |
For infants who cannot be nursed at the breast, cows'
milk in the "bottle" is the best substitute. But all milk used from the
|Infants' Sleep |
See Children's Sleep.
Few things have so great and distressing effect as the fear
of infection in disease. As a rule this fear is not justified by the
|Inflammation Deep-seated |
Often inflammation occurs in the centre of,
or beneath, a mass of muscle, as the hip or thigh. We refer not to the
formation of an ABSC...
|Inflammation Of The Bowels |
|Inflammation Of The Brain |
See Brain. See also Knee; Limbs,
Inflamed; Lungs, etc.
|Inflammatory Outbreaks |
Sometimes a severe out-break and eruption will
occur in and around the nostrils or lips, and spread over the face. (If
of the nature of...
|Internal Relaxation |
Pain is often felt in parts of the back or sides
which will yield to no medicine such as usually relieves. This most
probably arises fr...
This disease, or its approach, may be known by several
signs: a more or less yellow colour of the skin where otherwise white;
|Kidney Complaints |
See Urinary Troubles.
|Knee Swelling Of Or Pain In |
For ordinary slight injuries, complete
rest, and rubbing with spirit lotion, should be sufficient. But where
there is previous weakness...
|Lacing Tight |
This produces such serious deformity, and in many ways
so interferes with the health of women, that we are constrained to
write upon th...
|Lancing Swellings |
|Lather How To Make |
One of the most powerful soothing influences
which can be had, is found in the lather of M'Clinton's soap, so often
recommended in thes...
|Legs Pricking Pains In |
Sometimes curious pricking pains are felt in
the legs, becoming so severe as even to confine a patient to bed.
Nothing can be seen on t...
|Limb Saving A |
The proper growth of the body in any part depends on
the power furnished by the nervous system and the cells of that part.
This power e...
|Limbs Disjointed Or Sprained |
In the case of an overstretch, or
sprain, which has resulted in a hardened, swollen, and painful state of
the muscles of the arm, bathe...
|Limbs Drawn-up |
We have had many cases of contracted limbs, arising
from various causes. Some of these have been completely cured, even
when the tendon...
|Limbs Fractured |
It is not always easy to say definitely whether a
bone is broken or not. In general, however, the following are signs of
|Limbs Inflamed |
Entirely different treatment from the above is needed
for such a thing as inflammation of the elbow, wrist, shoulder-joint or
|Limbs Uncontrollable |
This trouble is found in the double form;
first, of limbs which will not move when their owner desires to move
them; and, second, limbs...
|Liver The |
Where biliousness prevails, without any symptom of real
liver disease, it is well first to look to the state of the stomach and
|Locomotor Ataxia |
This disease is a most difficult one to deal with,
and any healing is very slow work. Patients past middle life are
Lumbago differs from both paralysis and cramp of the lower
back in that it is not chiefly nervous, as these are, but is a trouble
|Lungs Bleeding From |
This is usually taken as a most alarming, and
even hopeless, symptom. It is not necessarily so at all, and even when
a considerable amo...
|Lungs Congestion Of The |
Treatment as below. Read preceding and
|Lungs Inflammation Of The |
This is a common trouble in our climate,
and, fortunately, one not difficult to cure if taken in time and
properly treated. It is usual...
Is now known to be conveyed by the bite of a certain kind of
mosquito. Those who live in a malarious district should carefully
This seems a very simple thing to do, but is by no means easy
to do right, and it is very desirable that any one who can see it done
An attack of this disease generally begins with a feeling of
weariness. Then it appears as running and irritation of the eyes and
The delusion that health can be restored by swallowing
drugs is so widespread that we think it well to quote the following
wise words f...
|Memory Loss Of |
A more or less complete suspension of this faculty is
a not uncommon form of mental and bodily illness. We do not so much
mean the mere...
|Mind In Disease |
Often a person, because of physical failure, becomes
possessed of an utterly erroneous idea, which no reasoning can change
or remove. I...
An expectant mother should lead a quiet, orderly and
healthful life (see Child-birth). By this we do not mean laziness nor
|Muscular Action Weak |
The heart is the most important of all muscles.
Sometimes the action of this is so weak that the pulse in the right
wrist is impercepti...
|Muscular Pains |
These pains occur usually when a patient has been for
some time in one position, sitting or lying, and rises suddenly in a
|Mustard Oil |
Where this is recommended the cold-drawn oil is meant,
not the essential oil. The latter is a fiery blister.
The use of these to give temporary relief, often
degenerating into a habit, causes so much serious disease that we have
|Neck Stiff |
For this, rub the whole back with soap lather (see
Lather; Soap), and then with acetic acid and olive oil. Rub the neck
itself as recom...
|Neck Twisted |
This arises from the undue contraction of some of the
muscles in the neck. It generally shows itself first in the evening,
after the da...
|Nerve Centres Failing |
Many diseases flow from this cause, but at
present we only consider one. That is where a "numbness" begins to show
itself in fingers an...
|Nerve Pain |
|Nerve Shock |
After a fright, or some very trying experience, some part
of the nervous system is frequently found to have given way. Heat is
felt in ...
|Nerves Shaken |
By this we mean, not the nerve trouble which follows a
sudden injury or fright, but the result of long-continued worry and
|Nerves Spinal |
The spinal cord is continuous with the back part of
the brain. It is a mass of nerve fibres, and from it branch off in
pairs, all the w...
|Nerves Troubled |
Often a state of the nerves exists, without any
apparent unhealthiness, which makes the whole system so sensitive, that
|Nervous Attacks |
What we call, for want of a better name, "nerve
force," or "nerve action," is at any one time a definite quantity. In
health it is dist...
This frequent and distressing trouble is to be traced to
a state of the nervous system in which sensibility has got the upper
|Nervous Prostration |
Persons suffering from nervous prostration have
probably allowed the urgency of seeming duty to drive them on in work
till the vital en...
|Nettle Rash |
This is an eruption on the skin, often coming suddenly
and going off again, but sometimes of long standing. It resembles in
This is severe pain in one part or other of the body,
sometimes followed by swelling of the painful part, but frequently
without much s...
|Night Coughs |
These frequently remain as the so-called dregs of some
illness, and are found very persistent. They are also frequently very
In serious cases of this trouble, the patient awakes some
time before he gains any power whatever to move, feeling held as in a
|Night Pains |
If these are of the nature of cramps, which come on
while lying in bed, the treatment is similar to that given above as
|Night Sweats |
This distressing symptom, which accompanies various
illnesses, can in most cases be easily cured. The whole skin is to be
sponged over ...
|Noise And Disease |
Perhaps nothing shows more the lack of human
feeling in many people than the manner in which they inflict sore
distress on the sick and...
|Nostrils The |
The disease called Polypus, affecting the mouth or
nostril with growths which are usually removed by force, is one of
those troubles cu...
Nothing is more required in healing than properly to
nourish the enfeebled body. In its commencement proper nourishment
demands a prope...
|Nourishment Cold In |
If a person is in fever, and is burning with
internal heat, a little bit of ice, sucked in the mouth, gives great
relief. The relief is...
|Nourishment Heat In |
Heat is absorbed in building up the bodily
tissues, and given off when they are disintegrated. To rightly
understand this is of great i...
|Nursing Over |
Few vital processes are more remarkable than that by
which food fitted for adults becomes in the mother's breast food fit
for the littl...
|Oil Olive |
A little oil only should be applied to the skin at once.
Any such smearing as dirties the clothes or bedclothes is quite
Some things regarding this useful fruit require to be noted
by those using them in sickness. To eat the whole substance of an
|Pain Severe In Limbs |
This is often not due to any trouble in the
joint itself, but to some disorder in the large nerves which have their
roots in the lower ...
Ordinarily we are not aware of the beating of the heart,
enormous as is the work it does; but in certain cases this beating
This serious trouble in slighter forms affects one side of
the face, or even one eye only. More serious attacks involve the arm,
By this term we mean not only the sensible perspiration
which is felt as a distinct wetness on the skin during exertion or
heat, or in ...
This very common trouble is caused by one or more of the veins
in the lower bowel losing their elasticity, so as to protrude more or
|Pimples On The Face |
The pleura is the tender double web, or membrane, which
lines the inside of the chest on the one side and covers the lung, or
The following are the antidotes and remedies for some of
the more common forms of poisoning.
The patient is quite helpless, and there is usually a strong
smell of alcohol. If the patient is intoxicated at the time give an
|Alkalis (eg Ammonia Soda Or Potash) |
Give dilute vinegar,
followed by white of egg.
Emetic, followed by white of egg. Keep very warm.
Readily identified by smell of tar or carbolic. Wash mouth
well with oil. Give an emetic.
Emetic; warm coffee, and even an enema of coffee. Artificial
respiration (see Drowning) may be necessary if breathing gets very
|Chloroform Or Ether (inhaled) |
Fresh air. Pull tongue forward, and
begin artificial respiration. If heart has stopped, strike chest two or
three times over region of ...
|Chloroform Or Ether (swallowed) |
Emetic; enema of hot coffee; keep
awake. If necessary, artificial respiration.
Emetic, white of egg to follow.
There is intense drowsiness and contraction of pupils of
eye. Give an emetic and plenty of strong coffee. Walk patient up and
down. On ...
|Mineral Acids And Glacial Acetic |
If any neutralising agent, such,
e.g., as lime, chalk, soda, or calcined magnesia, is at hand, give it
at once. Or give an emetic, foll...
Emetic; castor oil and enema.
|Nicotine (tobacco) |
Emetic; stimulate and keep warm; keep patient
|Oxalic Acid |
Neutralise by chalk or lime water, but not by soda or any
alkali. Give plenty of water; apply hot fomentations to loins.
Often caused by children sucking matches. There is a
burning in the throat, and often vomiting. Give an emetic. After this
some barley ...
|Prussic Acid |
Almost hopeless. Emetic; artificial respiration.
|Snake Bite |
Suck the wound, and apply a drop or two of strong ammonia
to the bite. Ammonia may be also inhaled. Artificial respiration often
Emetic; keep quiet and darken the room. Chloral or bromide
of potassium may be given. If spasms threaten respiration, artificial
|Tartar Emetic Or Other Antimonial Poisons |
If vomiting is not present,
induce it by an emetic. Give doses of strong tea. Keep very warm by hot
Good domestic emetics ...
|Poisoning Blood |
Where this arises from a more or less putrid wound,
what is aimed at in the treatment is to stop the manufacture of the
poison in the w...
|Potato Poultice |
Potatoes boiled and beaten up with buttermilk, spread
out in the usual way, make this useful poultice. Weak acid or vinegar
may also be...
|Potato The |
The proper cooking of this root is so important for
health, owing to its universal use, that we here give directions which,
|Poultice Bran |
See Bran Poultice.
|Prostration Nervous |
The various articles under Nerves and
Nervousness should be read. Here we give simply the treatment for
failure in the digestion and bo...
|Pulse Counting The |
Most valuable information as to the nature and
progress of disease is derivable from the pulse. Every one should learn
to count it, and...
|Purple Spots On Skin |
These arise first as small swellings. The
swellings fall, and leave purple patches behind, which, if the trouble
continues, become so n...
|Racks From Lifting |
See Muscular Pains; Sprains.
|Rash Or Hives |
Infants are often troubled with large red,
angry-looking spots, breaking out over the body, and causing trouble by
their heat and itchi...
|Remedy Finding A |
It will sometimes occur, in the case of those
endeavouring to cure on our system of treatment, that on applying what
is thought to be t...
In every person there is a certain amount only of force which is
available for living. Also this force, or vitality, is produced at
In slight cases, where the patient simply cannot sleep
for tossing about in bed, a cold towel placed along the spine, with a
dry one ab...
|Rheumatic Fever |
See Fever, Rheumatic.
We feel urged, in first considering this sore and very
common trouble, to quote the old adage that "prevention is better than
This distressing and most infectious trouble is due to a
small parasite. Where that settles in the skin, a reddish ring soon
The abdomen is formed of a series of rings containing the
bowels, and holding them in proper position. If the muscles and tissues
See Digestion; Nourishment.
The disease known by this name in Canada breaks out in the
hands, especially on the palms. The skin cracks open and refuses to
This plant is the Chama Cyparissos, or ground cypress. It
is of the greatest value as a remedy for worms in the bowels (not
This is a severe pain in the lower back, shooting sharply
down the back and calf of the leg. It arises from inflammation of the
The treatment under Glands, Swollen, should be followed. But
besides, the whole membranous system of the glands must be stimulated.
Is a disease springing from disordered digestion, and caused
sometimes by partial starvation, but more frequently by a deficiency of
|Seamill Sanatorium And Hydropathic |
Very soon after the appearance of
these "Papers on Health," the need was felt for some establishment
where the treatment expounded here...
The cause of this is a nervous derangement of the
internal organs, by which the bile passes into the stomach instead of,
as it normally...
When the nervous system is in a certain state, all
impressions on it are exaggerated, and the patient suffers from light
sounds, and va...
See Head, Soaping.
Though not often fatal, this illness gives serious trouble.
Its outstanding feature is a rash which comes out as a more or less
This is often a trivial matter, but sometimes it is a
symptom of a serious chill. It may be only the effect of a thought, or
of some me...
|Sick Headache |
|Sitting (or Sitz) Bath |
This bath, in whatever form administered, is
essentially a sitting in cold water with the feet out. The feet, in
fact, are better to be...
|Skin Care Of |
Among the vast majority of people air and water far too
seldom touch the skin. Want of water makes it unclean, and want of
water and ai...
|Skin A Wintry |
Something like an epidemic of skin trouble is often
experienced in cold, wintry weather. First, the skin becomes dry and
hard. A moist ...
|Skin Creeping |
A sensation sometimes very much annoys patients, which
they describe as like thousands of small creatures creeping over the
skin. It mo...
No greater mistake could be made than to curtail the hours of
sleep. Eight hours should be taken as a minimum, and any weak person
In search of sleep men do many things both dangerous
and foolish--sometimes even fatal. Sleeplessness arises in so many ways
and from s...
If an epidemic prevails in the neighbourhood, or a case
occurs in the house, after due and carefully performed vaccination of
|Snake Bites |
A snake bite is only one of a large class of injuries
which may be considered under one title. From an insect sting upwards
to the most...
|Soaping The Head |
See Head, Soaping.
|Soap M'clinton's |
Those of our readers who have followed out in
practice the suggestions which we have given in these papers, will have
seen some reason ...
|Soapy Blanket The |
It seems necessary, in getting people to use the
best means for the recovery of health, carefully to consider, not the
diseases to whic...
These will be found dealt with under many headings throughout
this book (see Abscess; Bone, Diseased; Blood; Boils; Breast; Cancer;
|Spinal Congestion |
In some cases of this trouble the symptoms are very
alarming, consisting in violent convulsive movements, which seem
altogether beyond ...
|Spine Misshapen |
Often in the case of delicate infants or children,
the bones of the spine fail to have the necessary hardness to bear the
strain which ...
|Spine Weakness Of The |
See Children's Healthy Growth.
|Sprains Or Racks |
A sprain is usually the result of some involuntary
stress coming upon the part. If the injury be to the muscular substance
only, it is ...
|Spring Trouble |
Many persons are distressed by some form of eruption
or inflammation in the skin in spring. The change of atmosphere and
This trouble is simply a loss of command of the vocal
organs, and is distinctly nervous in its cause. Especially must we
look to the ro...
|Stiffness General |
This is often an adjunct of old age, and sometimes
occurs in the young and middle-aged as the result of chills. In
neither case is it i...
See Alcohol; Narcotics.
|Stomach Trouble |
If you would cure thoroughly, you must first make
sure that the skin is doing its part well. Very often indigestion
arises from irritat...
|Stomach Ulcers |
Generally the tongue will tell whether the stomach
is ulcerated or not. If the tongue is fiery-looking, and small ulcers
See Breath, and the Heart.
|Strangulation Or Hanging |
Often accidentally caused in children or
intoxicated persons. Waste no time in going for or shouting for
assistance. At once cut the ro...
|St Vitus' Dance |
This proceeds from a simple irritation of the spinal
nerves, and is to be cured by soothing the spine with persistent
cooling. In mild ...
Is a most valuable aid to health, acting as a physical and
mental tonic. The sunbath, for either portions of the body at a time,
The only sure sign of the presence of this parasite in the
intestine is the passing from the bowels of some of its joints or ova.
Tea should not be infused longer than three or four minutes, and
cream should be used with it. The albuminous matter in milk tends to
In order to prevent decay, the teeth should be carefully
brushed at least once a day, preferably at night, but better still
after each ...
At the outset, it must ever be remembered that this is not
a disease. It is a natural growth, and often is accomplished without
|Rich Foods Brandy Beef-tea Etc |
must be avoided.
Involuntary starting, and the manifestation of great fear on waking out
of sleep, frequently arise from irritation o...
|Tempering Treatment |
Much, if not all, of the success in any case of
treatment depends on its being properly tempered to the strength of the
patient. In put...
This forms a severe feature in many cases of illness, and has
to be treated variously according to its kind. It may be due first to
|Throat Hoarseness |
This is best treated by a good large BRAN POULTICE
(see) on the back of the head and neck. While the patient lies on
this, cold towels ...
|Throat Sore |
The first question in any case of sore throat, is, What
is the temperature of the patient? (see Heat, Internal). If this
cannot be asce...
|Throat Sore (clergyman's) |
Those who are in the habit of using their
voice much should be very careful to produce it in the proper way. It
is noticeable that acto...
|Thumb Bruised And Broken |
Frequently a tradesman will strike the
thumb or finger a serious blow with a hammer, in missing a stroke. If
not treated properly, the ...
This trouble appears in two opposite characters. In the one
it is cured by rightly applied heat, and in the other by cold. If it is
|Towels Cold Wet |
A towel of the ordinary kind, and full size, is
soaked in a basin of cold water and carefully wrung out until it is
merely damp. Prejud...
A large, soft, fleshy tumour is usually simply an
accumulation of waste material, which should have been excreted from
the body if all ...
|Turnip Poultice |
Part of a raw turnip is grated down to a pulp. As
much of this is prepared as will cover the inflamed part. It is put on
next the skin,...
|Typhoid Fever |
See Fever, Typhoid.
An ulcer is an "eating sore": that is, a sore containing
matter which eats away the skin and flesh, thereby extending itself,
There are two opposite causes of unconsciousness. One
is congestion of the brain, the other sheer nerve exhaustion. Either
There is a common and very popular error, namely, that of
putting too much clothing on our bodies, under the mistaken idea that
|Uric Acid |
This acid is found in persons of a gouty tendency, such
tendencies being a great deal more common than is imagined.
It is really a wa...
|Urinary Troubles |
A healthy man usually evacuates about 30-40 ozs. of
urine daily, the excretion being greater in the winter than in the
summer, owing to...
|Vaccination Trouble |
When a child is suffering after vaccination, we
should have him gently rubbed all over--thrice at least with
M'Clinton's soap (see Lath...
|Vegetables Green And Fruit |
We would strongly recommend our readers
to continually have these valuable foods on their tables. It is
possible to obtain them in some...
|Veins Swollen |
The swelling of veins in the leg is a very common
trouble, especially in middle and later life. At first this may cause
no pain, one ve...
In many cases of severe illness, the stomach rejects all
food, and the patient comes near to dying of simple starvation. On the
|Water Hot |
The frequent prescription in these papers of hot water, to
be taken often in small quantities, makes it of importance that some
|Water For Drinking |
Every care should be taken to have drinking water
absolutely pure. Diarrhoea and many infectious diseases may be conveyed
by impure wat...
|Water In The Head |
In cases where this trouble is suspected, very
often there is nothing wrong but a more or less congested state of the
brain, owing to s...
|Water On The Chest |
Sometimes a large watery swelling appears in one
part or another of the chest. It is practically a bag of liquid waste,
due to deficien...
Often there follows, after the cure of an inflammatory
disease, very great weakness. This in itself is sometimes a great
danger, but ca...
Many of the troubles which come in this process arise simply
from ignorance or want of thought on the part of the nurse or mother.
Where persistent weariness is felt, and the least exertion
brings on a feeling of lassitude, there is evidently an undue
exhaustion of ...
|White Leg |
When a limb becomes swelled and white, pouring hot water
very gently over it with a sponge or cloth will have a blessed effect.
It may ...
|Whooping Cough |
The cough is a spasmodic action of nerves which are
otherwise healthy enough, so that when the violent action ceases, the
Where the juices and organs of the body are thoroughly healthy,
worms will not appear. Before they can breed, there must be more or
One of the most fruitful causes of ill-health is the habit of
worrying. Many believe this to be unavoidable, and think it even an
|Wounds Bleeding Of |
After sending for a surgeon the first thing to be
looked at in case of any wound is the bleeding. Sometimes this is
trifling and needs ...
|Wounds Ill-smelling |
For all such wounds, the best method is frequent
cleansing with vinegar or dilute ACETIC ACID (see) by means of a
small glass syringe, ...
|Wounds Soothing |
During the process of healing, wounds often give a
great deal of pain, even when all is going well. It is this pain we
here show how to...
|Wounds Syringing |
Very great good can often be done by a little
careful syringing of internal wounds. Take, as an illustration, a case
of a kind we have ...
| Medical Amulets|
Among the various subjects which belong to the province of medical
folk-lore, one of the most interesting relates to amulets and pro...
A talisman may be described as an emblematical object or image,
accredited with magical powers, by whose means its possessor is enab...
They ware in their foreheads scrowles of parchment, wherein
were written the tenne commaundements given by God to Moses,
| The Power Of Words|
In every word there is a magic influence, and each word is in
itself the breath of the internal and moving spirit.
| The Curative Influence Of The Imagination|
At the present day the remarkable benefit which often results from
hygienic and mental influences combined is well shown in the so-c...
| The Royal Touch|
Malcolm. Well; more anon.--Comes the king forth, I pray you?
Doctor. Ay, sir; there are a crew of wretched souls
| The Blue-glass Mania|
As illustrative of the power of the imagination, the so-called
blue-glass mania, which prevailed extensively in this country, afford...
| The Temples Of Esculapius|
It has been truly said that temples were the first hospitals, and
priests the earliest physicians. In the temples of Esculapius, in
| Styptic Charms|
Fancy can save or kill; it hath closed up wounds, when the
balsam could not, and without the aid of salves, to think hath
| Healing-spells In Ancient Times|
Neither doth fansy only cause, but also as easily cure
diseases; as I may justly refer all magical cures thereunto,
| Medicinal Runic Inscriptions|
The discovery of the script of the ancient Germans, supposed to be of
Egyptian or Phenician origin, was attributed to Wodan, who was...
Metallo-therapy has been defined as a mode of treating various
affections, chiefly those of a nervous character, by the external
| Animal Magnetism|
Although curative attributes were ascribed to the magnet in ancient
times, and the same belief prevailed in the Middle Ages, the not...
| Ancient Medical Prescriptions|
From early times it was a universal custom to place at the beginning of
a medical prescription certain religious verses or superstit...
| Remedial Virtues Ascribed To Relics|
A relic has been defined as an object held in reverence or affection,
because connected with some sacred or beloved person deceased....
| The Healing Influence Of Music|
Dubito, an omnia, quae de incantamentis dicuntur
carminibusque, non sint adscribenda effectibus musicis, quia
| The Healing Influence Of Music Continued|
Dr. Herbert Lilly, in a monograph on musical therapeutics, expresses the
opinion that musical sounds received by the auditory nerve,...
| Quacks And Quackery|
Quackery and the love of being quacked, are in human nature as
weeds are in our fields.
| Quacks And Quackery Continued|
An English physician, who practised during the early part of the reign
of King James I, described the charlatan of that period as sh...
| Copy Of Certificate|
These may Inform all whom it might Concern, that Mr. John
Kaighin, of the Province of West New Jersey, hath lived with
THEOPHRASTUS BOMBASTUS VON HOHENHEIM, commonly known as Paracelsus, was
born in 1493 at Maria Einsiedeln, near Zurich, Switzerland. Wh...
HEINRICH CORNELIUS AGRIPPA VON NETTESHEIM, a German alchemist,
philosopher, and cabalist, of noble ancestry, was born at Cologne, on
JEROME CARDAN, an Italian physician, author, mathematician and
philosopher, was born at Pavia, September 24, 1501. He was the
One of the most notorious charlatans of the eighteenth century was
Giuseppe Balsamo, who was born at Palermo, Sicily, June 2, 1743. Th...
VALENTINE GREATRAKES was born at Affane, County of Waterford, Ireland,
on Saint Valentine's Day, February 14, 1628. He was educated a
| Van Helmont|
JOHANN BAPTIST VAN HELMONT, a celebrated Belgian physician, scholar and
visionary, of noble family, was born at Brussels in 1577. At a...
ROBERT FLUDD, surnamed "the Searcher," an English physician, writer and
theosophist, member of a knightly family, first saw the light ...
MICHEL DE NOTREDAME, or NOSTRADAMUS, a celebrated French physician and
astrologer, of Jewish ancestry, was born at Saint-Remi, a small...
WILLIAM LILLY, a famous English astrologer of yeoman ancestry, was born
at Diseworth, an obscure village in northwestern Leicestershir...
JOHANN JOSEPH GASSNER, who was regarded as a thaumaturge by his
partisans, and as a charlatan by his opponents, was born at Bratz, a
| Dr Jerome Kidder's Electro-magnetic Machine|
On opening the machine-box, as it comes from the manufacturer, there
will be found a glass bottle, intended to hold the battery fluid ...
It may be proper, in this place, to spend a few words upon electrical
polarization in general.
Electrical polarity may be defined a...
| The Electric Circuit|
The Electric Circuit is made up of any thing and every thing which
serves to conduct the electric current in its passage--outward and
| Polarization Of The Circuit|
I have said, in effect, a little above, that, while the current is
running, the entire circuit is one complete magnet, which extends
| The Central Point Of The Circuit|
The central point of the circuit--that point which divides between its
positive and negative halves--is reckoned, in practice, to be t...
| The Current|
The current is that moving electric essence which traverses the
circuit. The course of the current is always from the positive to the
| Modifications Of Electricity|
In the present stage of electric science, the conviction has become very
general among experimenters that galvanism, magnetism, faradi...
| Vital Forces Animal And Vegetable|
Upon these points I must be permitted to offer a few words.
Of the animal kingdom, I regard the "nervous fluid" or "nervous
| Extent Of Electric Agency|
When we have settled upon the position that the electricity of the
heavens and of the artificial machine are identical, and that their...
| Theory Of Man|
Let the question now be raised--What is man? The answer will have much
to do with the remedial system which I aim to teach. For this r...
| The Lower Animals|
It may, by some, be objected that, if we regard sensation as existing
only in the mind, as affirmed above, then we must concede mind t...
| The Vegetable Kingdom|
As to the vegetable kingdom, there is here, so far as we can discover,
only a duality of principle, viz: the material body and a modif...
| Natural Polarization Of Man's Physical Organism|
The electro-vital fluid, in the animal economy, is subject to the same
principles of polarization as the magnetic current from the art...
| Electrical Classification Of Diseases|
There are two, and only two, primary classes of disease--those in which
the electro-vital force is abnormally positive, and those wher...
| Philosophy Of Disease And Cure|
In every part of the animal economy, polar derangements in the
electro-vital principle are liable to occur. These derangements are
| Polar Antagonism|
When the conducting cords are of equal length, as commonly they should
be, each of the two poles or electrodes produces a polar effect...
| Importance Of Noting The Central Point|
From the above observations, it will be plain that, when we wish to
bring a diseased organ under the influence of the positive pole, w...
| Distinctive Use Of Each Pole|
I have said that every disease is preternaturally either positive or
negative. I have further said, that the application of either pol...
| Use Of The Long Cord|
It is often desirable to bring the entire parts of the patient, through
which the current is made to pass, under one and the same kind...
| The Inward And The Outward Current|
I have already said that when the conducting-cords are of equal length,
as for the most part they should be, the central point of the ...
| Mechanical Effect Of Each Pole|
The mechanical effect of the forward end of the current, or that part
of it which is under the negative electrode, is to relax, expand...
| Relaxed And Atrophied Conditions|
I alluded, above, to a distinction between a relaxed and an
atrophied condition of an organ. There is such a distinction, which
| General Directions Of The Current|
Negative affections, as a general rule, are best treated with the
upward-running current--the positive pole being placed at a lower
| Treating With Electrolytic Currents|
For decomposing and carrying off unnatural growths, as fistula, ficus,
glandular enlargements and other tumors, it is often best to di...
| Positive And Negative Manifestations|
Acute diseases are to be regarded as electrically positive, and
chronic affections as negative. The exceptions are rare, if any at
For healing wounds, burns, ulcers, irritation of mucous membranes, and
cutaneous eruptions, the A D current is by far the best. Recent...
| Preliminary Remarks|
The author wishes to caution the reader not to rely merely on the forms
of treatment here prescribed, but to study thoroughly the prin...
| General Tonic Treatment|
Take the B D current, (A D is very good), of fair medium strength. Place
the sponge-roll, N. P. [Negative Pole], at the coccyx--lowest...
| Common Colds|
Take the B D Faradaic current--moderate strength. If the affection be
mainly in the head, give,
1st. A face bath. Let an earthen wa...
| Cephalagia Headache|
1. "Nervous headache." Take the B D current--moderate force. Place P.
P. on back of neck, just below the brain, and manipulate with
The prognosis is very uncertain. This infirmity is often cured by our
system, even when of long standing; and often, again, the treatm...
| Inflamed Eyes|
If the disease be recent and acute, (but not infectious), as from sewing
or reading by lamp light or other irritation, take the C D cu...
| Amaurosis Paralysis Of The Optic Nerve|
Use B D current, moderate force, three or four times, and then change to
C D. Apply the eye-bath, N. P., to the eye, and sponge-cup P....
| Strabismus Discordance Of The Eyes|
If neither of the rectus muscles have been cut and cicatrized, and if
the deformity be not congenital, it may ordinarily be cured.
| Catarrh Acute|
If in the head, treat as prescribed for common colds in the head. If in
the throat, place N. P. somewhere on the dorsal vertebrae, and...
| Catarrh Chronic|
If in the head, first give face-bath, as in common colds, except with
reversed poles and changing to the A D current, very mild force....
Use the A D current, strong force. Place the N. P., long cord, upon
the lower cervical vertebrae, and then treat, first, with the tong...
| Aphonia Loss Of Voice|
This affection requires treatment variously, as it depends on one or
another procuring cause.
If it be the result of recent "cold,"...
Treat croup, whether membranous or spasmodic, much the same as is
prescribed for diphtheria, only, in the latter part of the form, tre...
Use the A D current, medium force. Treat with P. P. over the shoulders
and between the scapulae, and with N. P. in front upon the lung...
| Hepatization Of Lungs|
Take A D current, pretty strong force. Treat in front, over the lungs,
with P. P., moving N. P., long cord, on spine from neck to near...
Take B D current, forceful as the patient can bear, and treat
briefly--say five to seven minutes, several times a day, until relief is...
| Pulmonary Phthisis Consumption|
After tubercles have been formed extensively in the lungs, and have
softened down over considerable area, carrying down the pulmonary
| Neuralgia And Rheumatism Of The Heart|
If neuralgia, use B D current; if rheumatism, use A D. In either
case, treat the heart with P. P., moderate force, placing N. P. at lo...
| Enlargement Or Ossification Of The Heart|
Treat these two affections in the same way. Take the A D current,
moderate force. Place N. P. at the coccyx, or alternately there and,...
| Palpitation Of The Heart|
This is commonly a symptomatic or sympathetic affection--rarely
idiopathic--and disappears on cure of the disease from which it
| Torpid Liver|
Take A D or B D current, full medium force. Treat with N. P. over the
liver, at the right side, immediately below the short ribs, and ...
| Hepatitis Inflammation Of Liver|
Use the B D current, with what force the patient can bear. Place N. P.
at the coccyx, and also somewhat on the trunk, opposite to the
| Enlargement Of Liver|
Take A D current, with medium force. Place N. P., some three to five
minutes, on left side, over the spleen; and then as much longer a...
| Biliary Calculi Gravel In Liver|
Take A C current, strong as can be borne; and treat the inflamed and
painful part with P. P., while N. P. is upon the right end of the...
| Intermittent Fever Ague And Fever|
Use the A D current. First, give general tonic treatment. (See page
95.) Then close the sitting with a strong current, running from sp...
| Nephritis Inflammation Of Kidneys|
1. Acute. If the urinary secretion be reddish and scant, with or
without sedimentary deposit, let the inflammation be regarded as
| Renal Calculi Gravel In The Kidneys|
Take the A C current, of considerable force. Place N. P. low upon the
bladder, and treat with P. P. upon the inflamed and painful poin...
| Diabetes A Kidney Disease|
This disease occurs in two forms--diabetes insipidus and diabetes
mellitus. In the first named form, the disease is readily cured. In ...
This is one of the most difficult of diseases to control by any of the
ordinary modes of medical practice; and yet, under judicious el...
| Acute Diarrhea|
Take B D current. Place N. P., long cord, upon the lumbar vertebrae and
sacrum, moving it often along the spine, from a position oppos...
| Chronic Diarrhea|
Take A D current, of very mild force. Place P. P. at the feet, and
treat with N. P. over the lower limbs briefly; then over the bowels...
| Colic Of Whatever Kind|
Use A D current, pretty strong force. In severe cases, introduce the
rectum instrument N. P., long cord, or in mild cases, place
| Cholera Morbus|
Keep the patient still as possible on his back. Use A D current, strong
force. Place N. P., long cord, at coccyx, and treat with P. P....
| Cholera Malignant|
As in cholera morbus, keep the patient on his back, still as can be. Use
A D current, full medium strength.
In the early stage, or ...
Treat exactly as in acute diarrh[oe]a, except that P. P. should be
moved more over the colon and rectum than in diarrh[oe]a.
| Constipation Of Bowels|
This disease may proceed from either a negative condition--a state of
atony from lack of nutrition, or a partial paralysis of the
| Haemorrhoids Piles|
If the case be recent, take the B D current; if old, take A D. Place the
patient in a recumbent position, and let the rectum instrumen...
| Rheumatism Acute Inflammatory|
First ascertain if the kidneys be morbidly positive--urine scant and too
highly colored. If so, as is commonly the case, begin with th...
| Rheumatism Chronic|
Use the A D current always in rheumatic affections. If there be no
visible inflammation or swelling in the diseased parts, approach su...
Use the A D current, moderate force. Give general tonic treatment;
then place P. P. with the feet, in a vessel of warm water, or place...
If the disease be general in the system, moving from place to place, or
causing transient acute pains here and there, give general ton...
This is neuralgia in an ischiatic nerve, commonly the great ischiatic.
Use the B D current, strong as the patient can well bear. Pla...
Take the B D current, medium force. If the paralysis be in a lower limb,
place P. P., long cord, upon the lower lumbar vertebrae, so a...
Take the A. D. current, medium force, in all forms of the diseases.
1. When acute, and characterized by high inflammation, with brig...
| Eruptive Cutaneous Diseases|
Take A D current, pretty vigorous force in acute cases; mild in
chronic affections. If the eruption be inflamed and acute, use long
| Common Cramp|
Although either the positive or the negative pole, applied to the
healthy muscle, may produce spasmodic contraction, yet the negative ...
| Trismus Lockjaw|
For traumatic trismus, use the B D current, of vigorous force. Let the
wound be kept open and clear, except that soothing emollients m...
This is substantially the same thing as trismus, except that it
extends to other parts, and often to nearly all the muscles of the
Cancers take on a variety of forms, distinguished by different names;
but since they all require substantially the same electrical tre...
| Asphyxia Suspended Animation|
Use B D current, pretty strong force. Place P. P. at back of
neck--second or third cervical vertebra, and treat with N. P., over all
| Recent Wounds Contusions And Burns|
Use the B D current, strong force as can be borne. Bring the lesion
under P. P., and place N. P. at discretion, in view of the locatio...
| Old Ulcers|
Take the A D current. If torpid, treat with mild force. Treat the sore
with N. P., while P. P. is held upon some healthy part, and usu...
Take B D current, strong force. Apply P. P. to the open blood-vessel, or
as near to it as possible; placing N. P., long cord, to some ...
| Chlorosis Green Sickness|
This is a disease mostly or entirely peculiar to young women who have
not menstruated, and disappears on the establishment of the mont...
| Amenorrhea Suppressed Menstruation|
Treat as for chlorosis. But if the case be recent--the effect of
taking cold--begin, in the first few sittings, to treat eight or ten
| Dysmenorrhea Painful Menstruation|
If the disease be occasioned by uterine displacement, obstructing the
os uteri, the organ must be restored to its normal position. Thi...
| Menorrhagia Excessive Menstruation|
If the menstrual flow is apt to terminate in hemorrhage, it is best to
give general tonic treatments, about three times a week, betwee...
| Prolapsus Uteri Falling Of The Womb|
Take the B D current, of good medium force, and give general tonic
treatment (see page 95), on alternate days, ten minutes, passing
| Leucorrhea Whites|
Take A D current, very mild force. Introduce the vaginal electrode, N.
P., until it meets the uterus, and manipulate with P. P. over t...
The points to be gained are, to reduce the action of the amatorial
organs of the brain and the secretion of the testes, and to contrac...
Take B D current, moderate force. Treat exactly as in spermatorrh[oe]a,
except with reversed poles, using the long cord with P. P. Tre...
| On The Adherent Eschar|
It appears scarcely necessary to describe the immediate and well known
effects of the application of the lunar caustic to the surface ...
| On The Unadherent Eschar|
The eschar is generally adherent in cases of recent injuries, and in
small ulcers, when they are nearly even with the skin and attende...
| On The Treatment By Eschar And Poultice|
In many cases in which it is impossible to adopt either the mode of
treatment by the adherent or the unadherent eschar, it is of great...
| Of Punctures Etc|
In cases of recent punctured wounds the orifice and surrounding skin
should be moistened with a drop of water; the caustic should then...
| Punctures Case I|
A.B. received a severe punctured wound by a hook of the size of a
crow-quill, which pierced into the flesh between the thumb and
| Punctures Case Ii|
Mrs. Middleton, aged 40, wounded her wrist, on the ulnar side, by the
hook of a door post; there was a considerable flow of blood at f...
| Punctures Case Iii|
A female servant punctured the end of the finger by a pin; there
succeeded much pain and swelling, and it appeared that the nail would...
| Punctures Case Iv|
The present case is somewhat more severe than those which have been
already given, and what is of great importance, the caustic was no...
| Punctures Case V|
Mr. Cocking's son, aged 12, received a stab in the palm of the hand
from a penknife three days ago, which has been followed by much
| Punctures Case Vi|
A little boy, aged 12, received a stab by a penknife a few days ago,
in the fore part of the thigh; there are now great pain and swell...
| Punctures Case Vii|
Mr. Parr, aged 30, of delicate habit, trod upon a needle which pierced
the ball of the great toe; a free crucial incision was made but...
| Punctures Case Viii|
This case illustrates the mode of treatment by the lunar caustic, of
those terrible effects of punctured wounds which have been neglec...
| Punctures Case Ix|
James Joynes, aged 12, was bitten by an ass, on each side of the
middle finger; the wounds were severe, and almost immediately
| Punctures Case X|
Mr. Worth's daughter, aged six, was thrown down by a dog and bitten
severely on the face and forehead in three places; one of the woun...
| Punctures Case Xi|
Mrs. G. was bitten by a little dog on forefinger about a fortnight
ago. There is now a very irritable, inflamed, fungous sore. I remov...
| Punctures Case Xii|
A servant maid was bitten by a dog in four places--severely on the
forearm--three days ago. Adhesive plaster had been applied. There i...
| Punctures Case Xiii|
Am old man applied leeches to the instep for inflammation occasioned
by a bruise. Several very irritable sores were produced with some...
| Bruises Case Xiv|
The first case of bruise which I shall detail was not severe, but will
serve to illustrate the mode of treatment by the adherent escha...
| Bruises Case Xv|
The following case was far more severe, but the mode of treatment was
not less efficacious.
Mr. Granger, aged 36, was exposed to a ...
| Bruises Case Xvi|
J. Jennings, bricklayer, aged 26, fell through the roof of a house and
bruised and lacerated his shin rather severely to the extent of...
| Bruises Case Xvii|
An old man, aged 60, received a bruise upon the occiput from a fall;
the skin was lacerated and removed to the extent of half-a-crown....
| Bruises Case Xviii|
Mrs. C. aged 40, was detained on a journey by a bruised wound on her
knee, received a fortnight before, which was healing very slowly ...
| Bruises Case Xix|
Robert Hill, aged 16, received a blow yesterday from a bone which was
thrown at him, upon the outer condyle of the humerus. He complai...
| Bruises Case Xx|
It frequently occurs to surgeons to receive slight wounds upon the
hands which prove very troublesome. Of this kind is the following.
| On Ulcers|
From the preceding observations it would naturally be concluded that
the lunar caustic would afford a remedy for the treatment of ulce...
| Ulcers Case Xxi|
Mrs. Butcher, aged 52, has two ulcers a little above the outer ankle,
one the size of half-a-crown, the other, of a shilling, of four ...
| Ulcers Case Xxii|
J. Copeland, blacksmith, aged 38, came to me with many deep
ulcerations, from the size of a horse bean to that of a pea, attended
| Ulcers Case Xxiii|
Mr. Marshall, aged 60, had a troublesome ulcer under the outer ankle,
of an oblong form and of the size of sixpence. He has been long
| Ulcers Case Xxiv|
The following case must not be regarded as altogether trifling. For
such sores are very apt to spread and to remain long very
| Ulcers Case Xxv|
The following case illustrates the superior efficacy of the lunar
caustic over the ordinary modes of treatment in some ulcers of the
| Ulcers Case Xxvi|
The following case occurred in the person of a lady with varicose
veins and far advanced in pregnancy. Its speedy cure by the caustic
| Ulcers Case Xxvii|
Mrs. Wakefield, aged 36, had an extensive ulceration with excoriation
on the upper part of the right breast, of two months continuance...
| Ulcers Case Xxviii|
Mrs. U. aged 60, has been subject to ulcerated legs for several years.
She has one ulcer on the outer ankle of the size of a shilling,...
| Ulcers Case Xxix|
The peculiarity of the present case arose from neglect in evacuating
the fluid effused under the eschar the day succeeding its formati...
| Ulcers Case Xxx|
C. Cocking, aged 17, has an ulcer of the size of half-a-crown on the
inner part of the knee, occasioned by an accident. He had been a ...
| Ulcers Case Xxxi|
Mr. S. aged 30, had a sore two inches in length in the groin, the
remains of a phagedenic ulcer. It had remained stationary a whole
| Of Whitlow|
The lunar caustic is very useful in the treatment of this painful
affection. Patients seldom apply to the surgeon before suppuration h...
| Inflammation Of The Finger Case Xxxi|
A young man, aged 18, came to me with a painful swelling of the
middle finger of the right hand; suspecting deep-seated abscess, I
| Inflammation Of The Finger Case Xxxii|
Miss B. aged 23, had a slight scratch on the inside of the index
finger, which issued in severe inflammation extending over the back o...
| Of Fungous Ulcer Of The Navel In Infants|
It sometimes occurs that a little fungous sore exists upon the navel
in infants which is difficult of cure in the ordinary way. I had ...
| Of Inflammation Of The Knee|
Servant women, I suspect from much kneeling in scouring stairs, &c.
are subject to a species of inflammation of the knee which is
| Of Burns|
The application of the lunar caustic in recent burns or scalds, has
always appeared to me to increase the inflammation and vesication,...
| Burns Case Xxxiii|
A little girl, aged 10, scalded her breast a week ago and has treated
it with the ordinary remedies. There remained a superficial
| Burns Case Xxxiv|
Mr. C. aged 51, scalded his leg ten days ago on the instep. He applied
ointments and poultices. The surface remained ulcerated to the ...
| Burns Case Xxxv|
The following case will present a specimen of my trials of the lunar
caustic in larger ulcers.
Anthony Knowles, aged 44, was kicked...
| Burns Case Xxxvi|
The last case I have to give is one of great interest, as it clearly
shows the influence of the lunar caustic in subduing the inflamma...
| The Relative Position Of The Cranial Nasal Oral And Pharyngeal Cavities|
On making a section (vertically through the median line) of the
cranio-facial and cervico-hyoid apparatus, the relation which these
| The Relative Position Of The Superficial Organs Of The Thorax And Abdomen|
In the osseous skeleton, the thorax and abdomen constitute a common
compartment. We cannot, while we contemplate this skeleton, isolat...
| The Relative Position Of The Deeper Organs Of The Thorax And Those Of The Abdomen|
The size or capacity of the thorax in relation to that of the abdomen
varies in the individual at different periods of life. At an ear...
| The Relations Of The Principal Bloodvessels To The Viscera Of The Thoracico-abdominal Cavity|
The median line of the body is occupied by the centres of the four great
systems of organs which serve in the processes of circulation...
| The Relation Of The Principal Bloodvessels Of The Thorax And Abdomen To The Osseous Skeleton Etc|
The arterial system of vessels assumes, in all cases, somewhat of the
character of the forms upon which they are distributed, or of th...
| The Relation Of The Internal Parts To The External Surface Of The Body|
An exact acquaintance with the normal character of the external form,
its natural prominences and depressions, produced by the project...
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Bloodvessels Etc Of The Inguino-femoral Region|
Hernial protrusions are very liable to occur at the inguino-femoral
region; and this fact has led the surgeon to study the anatomical
| The Surgical Dissection Of The First Second Third And Fourth Layers Of The Inguinal Region In Connexion With Those Of The Thigh|
The common integument or first layer of the inguino-femoral region being
removed, we expose the superficial fascia constituting the se...
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Fifth Sixth Seventh And Eighth Layers Of The Inguinal Region And Their Connexion With Those Of The Thigh|
When we remove the internal oblique and cremaster muscles, we expose the
transverse muscle, which may be regarded as the fifth inguina...
| The Dissection Of The Oblique Or External And The Direct Or Internal Inguinal Herniae|
The order in which the herniary bowel takes its investments from the
eight layers of the inguinal region, is precisely the reverse of ...
| The Distinctive Diagnosis Between External And Internal Inguinal Herniae The Taxis The Seat Of Stricture And The Operation|
A comparison of the relative position of these two varieties of herniae
is in ordinary cases the chief means by which we can determine...
| Demonstrations Of The Nature Of Congenital And Infantile Inguinal Herniae And Of Hydrocele|
PLATE 39. Fig. 1--The descent of the testicle from the loins to the
scrotum.--The foetal abdomen and scrotum form one general cavity, ...
| Demonstrations Of The Origin And Progress Of Inguinal Herniae In General|
PLATE 41, Fig. 1.--When the serous spermatic tube is obliterated for its
whole length between the internal ring, 1, and the top of the...
| The Dissection Of Femoral Hernia And The Seat Of Stricture|
Whilst all forms of inguinal herniae escape from the abdomen at places
situated immediately above Poupart's ligament, the femoral hern...
| Demonstrations Of The Origin And Progress Of Femoral Hernia Its Diagnosis The Taxis And The Operation|
PLATE 45, Fig. 1.--The point, 3, from which an external inguinal hernia
first progresses, and the part, 5, within which the femoral he...
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Principal Bloodvessels And Nerves Of The Iliac And Femoral Regions|
Through the groin, as through the axilla, the principal blood vessels
and nerves are transmitted to, the corresponding limb. The main ...
| The Relative Anatomy Of The Male Pelvic Organs|
As the abdomen and pelvis form one general cavity, the organs contained
in both regions are thereby intimately related. The viscera of...
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Superficial Structures Of The Male Perinaeum|
The median line of the body is marked as the situation where the
opposite halves unite and constitute a perfect symmetrical figure. Ev...
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Deep Structures Of The Male Perinaeum The Lateral Operation Of Lithotomy|
The urethra, at its membranous part, M, Fig. 1, Plate 53, which
commences behind the bulb, perforates the centre of the deep perinaeal...
| Deformities Of The Urinary Bladder The Operations Of Sounding For Stone Of Catheterism And Of Puncturing The Bladder Above The Pubes|
The urinary bladder presents two kinds of deformity--viz., congenital
and pathological. As examples of the former may be mentioned tha...
| Deformities Of The Prostate Distortions And Obstructions Of The Prostatic Urethra|
The prostate is liable to such frequent and varied deformities, the
consequence of diseased action, whilst, at the same time, its heal...
| The Various Forms And Positions Of Strictures And Other Obstructions Of The Urethra False Passages Enlargements And Deformities Of The Prostate|
Impediments to the passage of the urine through the urethra may arise
from different causes, such as the impaction of a small calculus...
| Congenital And Pathological Deformities Of The Prepuce And Urethra Stricture And Mechanical Obstructions Of The Urethra|
When any of the central organs of the body presents in a form differing
from that which we term natural, or structurally perfect and...
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Male Bladder And Urethra Lateral And Bilateral Lithotomy Compared|
Having examined the surgical relations of the bladder and adjacent
structures, in reference to the lateral operation of lithotomy, it
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Wrist And Hand|
A member of such vast importance as the human hand necessarily claims a
high place in regard to surgery. The hand is typical of the mi...
| The Surgical Form Of The Male And Female Axillae Compared|
Certain characteristic features mark those differences which are to be
found in all corresponding regions of both sexes. Though the ma...
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Bend Of The Elbow And The Forearm Showing The Relative Position Of The Arteries Veins And Nerves|
The farther the surgical region happens to be removed from the centre of
the body, the less likely is it that all accidents or operati...
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Axillary And Brachial Regions Displaying The Relative Order Of Their Contained Parts|
All surgical regions have only artificial boundaries; and these, as
might be expected, do not express the same meaning while viewed fr...
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Sterno-clavicular Or Tracheal Region And The Relative Position Of Its Main Bloodvessels Nerves &c|
The law of symmetry governs the development of all structures which
compose the human body; and all organized beings throughout the an...
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Subclavian And Carotid Regions The Relative Anatomy Of Their Contents|
A perfect knowledge of the relative anatomy of any of the surgical
regions of the body must include an acquaintance with the superpo...
| The Surgical Form Of The Superficial Cervical And Facial Regions And The Relative Position Of The Principal Blood-vessels And Nerves|
When the neck is extended in surgical position, as seen in Plates 3 and
4, its general outline assumes a quadrilateral shape, approach...
| The Surgical Form Of The Deep Cervical And Facial Regions And The Relative Position Of The Principal Bloodvessels And Nerves|
While the human cervix is still extended in surgical position, its
deeper anatomical relations, viewed as a whole, preserve the
| The Surgical Dissection Of The Popliteal Space And The Posterior Crural Region|
On comparing the bend of the knee with the bend of the elbow, as evident
a correspondence can be discerned between these two regions, ...
| The Form Of The Thoracic Cavity And The Position Of The Lungs Heart And Larger Bloodvessels|
In the human body there does not exist any such space as cavity,
properly so called. Every space is occupied by its contents. The
The surface of the body should be kept clean, as far as possible, and to
this end, in summer, should be well bathed at least once a da...
The diet of the sick should he nutricious, but at all times simple, free
from greasy substances, and from all stimulating condiments w...
This disease consists in a looseness of the bowels, generally
accompanied with pain in the abdomen, more or less severe. It sometimes
This disease is caused by inflammation of the mucous membrane of the
colon and rectum, (the large intestine) generally confined to the...
The symptoms of this are cramping pains in the abdomen, without fever or
looseness of the bowels. The colic sometimes occurs after the...
| Bilious Colic|
This disease, in addition to the symptoms of cutting, cramping pains in
the bowels, as in common colic, has great distress in the stom...
| Cholera Morbus|
This disease generally comes on at night, in hot weather, and is, in
many cases, induced by over eating while the patient is suffering...
Intermittent Fever, Ague or Chill Fever.
This comes on with pains in the head and back, aching in the joints,
yawning, followed by ...
| Bilious Fever|
This fever may be either intermittent, remitting, or continued, and
typhoid. It is distinguished from common intermittent, by the grea...
| Typhoid Fever|
This is a dangerous, and with the ordinary allopathic treatment, a very
fatal disease. It generally comes on insidiously, the patient ...
| Scarlet Fever|
This fever assumes two principal forms: Simple or mild, and Malignant.
In the _Simple form_, there is great heat of the surface, extre...
| Yellow Fever|
[As I have never practiced farther South than Cincinnati, and have seen
but few cases of this disease, my experience with it has not b...
This is inflammation of the Pleura of one or both lungs, generally
confined to one side. It is known by sharp pain in the side of the
| Inflammation Of The Lungs - Pneumonia|
This disease is often connected with Pleurisy, and consists of
inflammation of the substance of the lungs. As in the former case, it
| Inflammation Of The Bowels - Enteritis|
This consists in inflammation of the muscular and peritoneal coats of
the intestines, sometimes also involving the mucous coat.
This is a disease of children. Comes on in consequence of a sudden cold.
Children suffering from Hooping Cough are more subject to it....
If an attack comes on from sudden cold, take _Aconite_ and _Ipecac_
every hour for a day, and if any symptoms remain, in place of the
| Hooping Cough|
According to my experience, though this disease may not be entirely
arrested in its course, and not generally much abridged in its dur...
This term is applied so loosely and so indiscriminately to all chronic
derangements of the stomach, that it is difficult to define it....
The medicine for this affection is _Nux vom._, to be taken at night on
retiring. If there is fulness and pain in the head from costive...
This peculiar burning and distressed feeling at the stomach depends on
imperfect digestion, but is _not_ ordinarily, as is generally s...
This is a disease of the skin, producing redness, burning and itching
pains, appearing in patches, in adults, most apt to appear about...
| Burns And Scalds|
No matter what the nature and extent of the burn may be, the very best
of all medicines of which I have any knowledge, is _Soap_. If t...
This arises generally, from inflammation of the mucous membrane of the
_Larynx_, in ordinary cases but slight. It is a frequent accomp...
| Inflammation Of The Brain|
Though this affection is not strictly what is called "brain fever," it
is attended with more or less general fever, ...
| Convulsions Of Children - Fits|
These generally occur, either from the irritation of worms, or as
precursors of ague, or they may arise from diarrhoeal irritation,
This is a contagious disease, and always begins with symptoms like a
cold, with high fever, and a severe dry cough, thirst and restles...
This is a contagious disease, consisting in an inflammation of the
Parotid gland. There is, at first, a sense of stiffness and sorenes...
| Stings Of Insects|
The effect produced by the sting of Bees, Wasps, and Hornets of all
kinds, is so nearly, if not quite identical, that I shall make no
| Bite Of The Rattlesnake|
is _Alcohol_, in the ordinary form, or in common Whisky, Brandy, Rum or
Gin. Let the patient drink it freely, a gill or more at a time...
This symptom or affection, (if it can be classed as a disease) may
depend upon so many causes, and be so very different in its effects...
| Nose Bleed - Epistaxis|
If it arises from fullness of the vessels of the head, with throbbing of
the temples, redness of the face and eyes, _Belladonna_ is th...
It is difficult to determine the presence of _worms_ in children, much
more in adults, yet both are affected by them occasionally. In ...
| Earache - Otalgia|
This may arise from various causes, but a common one is sudden cold. If
it arises from cold, and there is general fever, or if the ear...
It is difficult to determine the cause of toothache, and more difficult
to select the remedy. It often depends upon decay of the tooth...
| Teething Of Children|
Affections arising from teething of children, are often of a serious
character. The most prominent of which is _Diarrhoea_. _Fever_
| Apthae - Thrush|
This is a disease peculiar to nursing children. The mouth becomes sore,
and the tongue, lips, and fauces are covered with a white crus...
| Inflammation Of The Eyes - Ophthalmia|
For common Ophthalmia, in the early stages, while there is more or less
fever and headache, with flushed face, bloodshot eyes and thro...
| Wounds And Bruises|
On this subject, I must necessarily be very brief. When a wound is
inflicted, the first and most important thing to be done is to _arr...
| Piles - Hemorrhoids|
One important matter in all cases of habitual piles, is, to keep the
bowels regular. Much can be done for this purpose by diet and reg...
_Nux Vomica_ should be used once in about four hours, for twelve hours
before sailing, as a preventive to sea-sickness.
| Asiatic Cholera|
I was practicing in Cincinnati during the prevalence of Cholera in the
years 1849, and 1850, and in Northern Ohio in 1854, and had abu...
| Small Pox - Variola|
This disease begins with pain in the head and back, chilly sensations,
followed by a high fever, so similar in all respects to a sever...
is small pox modified by vaccination. It is to be treated as a mild case
of small pox. The _Macrotin_ has been used with apparent succ...
| Painful Urination Incontinence Of Urine|
Where the discharge of urine produces smarting and burning of the
urethra, _Cantharis_ is the remedy. Wher...
_Aconite_ and _Bell._ are two important remedies in this affection. If
given low, and applied directly along the course of the affecte...
This disease depends upon derangement of the liver. The skin and whites
of the eyes become yellow; the patient grows weak, loses his a...
I shall say but little about this very common and very obstinate
affection. Everybody has a "cure for itch" yet nobody cures it short ...
| Scald Head|
of children, where there is a discharge of yellow and watery pus from
the sores, and the eruption extends to the ears or face, like th...
This affection, though it somewhat resembles a common boil, and is by
some writers considered only such, in an overgrown state, is,
| Felon - Whitlow|
For this disease, in the early stage, when the sensation is that of
sharp, sticking pain, feeling as though a brier or thistle was in ...
| Suppression Of The Menses Amenorrhoea|
For sudden suppression from taking cold, as by wetting the feet, there
being headache, more or less fever, the pulse frequent and va...
| Dysmenorrhoea - Painful Menstruation|
For this disorder, I know of no one remedy so valuable as the
_Caulophyllin_, but _Pulsatilla_ in many cases is efficacious, and as
| Menorrhagia - Profuse Menses - Flowing|
For this affection, _Ipecac_ and _Hamamelis_ are the specifics. They
should be taken alternately, at intervals of from half an hour to...
| Nursing Sore Mouth|
Sore mouth of nursing women, as the name of the disease indicates, is
peculiar to women who are suckling children. It is an inflammati...
| Mammary Abscess|
(_Ague in the breast--Inflamed breast_.)
This is a disease peculiar to nursing women. The first symptom is a
slight pain or sorenes...
| Sore Nipples|
This affection of nursing women frequently comes on before the birth of
the child, but generally does not make its appearance until af...
| Leucorrhoea And Prolapsus Uteri - Whites Female Weakness|
The disease depends in all cases upon _inflammation_ of the uterus, or
vagina, or both.
The inflammation may be simply in the neck ...
| Morning Sickness Of Pregnant Females|
The most efficient and certain remedy for this symptom is _Macrotin_. It
should be taken at the first attenuation, a dose before risin...
| Local Applications|
That medicines act locally, that is, manifest their symptoms by peculiar
derangement or disturbance of some particular part of the sys...
Is applicable to inflamed eyes, in the early stage, where the disease is
in the conjunctiva, (that portion which lines the lids and co...
has great power as a local remedy in _Erysipelas_, to be applied with
water in proportion of ten drops of the _tr._ to a gill of warm ...
is applied to wounds, _incised_ and _lacerated_, promoting healing by
the first intention. It is a valuable application for wounds in
is valuable as a _palliative_ upon cancerous tumors. As a _curative
remedy_ it is useful in chronic ophthalmia, especially the purulen...
is a specific when locally used for _Sycosis_, also for fungoid
cancerous tumors. I have cured well-marked cases of _Fungus Haematodes...
| Cornus Sericea|
will often cure malignant ulcers both of the breast and uterus, used as
acts favorably on cancers, and is a specific when applied to the surface
acts very beneficially when applied to the surface where there is high
fever, with nausea and vomiting. Half an ounce of _tr._ Ipecac ...
| Rhus Tox|
applied, with water at the strength of thirty drops of the _tr._ to a
gill, to parts affected with _Rheumatism_, acts very beneficiall...
| Hepar Sulphur|
is a specific for _Itch and Scald Head,_ applied in form of a wash with
twenty to thirty drops of _tr. Hepar Sul._ to a gill of water....
| Cuprum Aceticum|
(_Acetate of Copper Verdigris_) applied to _Cancerous_ ulcers of the
face, _Lupus_ or _Noli-me-tangere_, in the early stage, will in m...
| Acetic Acid|
is a most efficient remedy applied to old irritable _varicose ulcers_ on
the limbs of females who have suffered from _Phlegmasia Dolen...
| To Prevent Scarlet Fever|
Give Belladonna at the 3d attenuation, three to six pellets, according
to the age of the child, every morning, during the prevalence o...
| To Prevent Yellow Fever|
Take _Aconite_, _Belladonna_ and _Macrotin_, 1st in rotation one dose a
day. If there is any headache, or pains occur in other parts o...
| To Prevent Bilious Fever Or Ague|
Take _Podophyllin_, _Baptisia_ and _Gelseminum_ 1st in rotation, one
dose at night, and if symptoms of fever, as headache and loss of
| To Prevent Typhoid Fever|
When exposed, as in nursing the sick, take _Baptisia_ 2d, and _Macrotin_
2d, a dose three times a day.
| To Prevent Small-pox|
Use _Macrotin_ 1st night and morning, and if nursing or exposed
frequently, use it every four hours.
| To Prevent Cholera|
_Camphor_ (_pellets medicated_ with the pure tincture) _Veratrum_ 3d,
and _Arsenicum_ 3d, should be taken in rotation--a dose morning,...
| To Prevent Diarrhoea|
Where it is prevailing as an _epidemic_, _Ipecac_ at night, and
_Veratrum_ in the morning will often _suffice_. For _teething children...
| To Prevent Dysentery|
In hot weather when bilious diseases prevail, use _Mercurius_ 3d,
_Podophyllin_ 2d, and _Leptandrin_ 1st in rotation, giving one dose ...
| To Prevent Itch|
A dose of _Sulphur_, or rubbing a little flour of sulphur on the hands,
will generally suffice.
| To Prevent Colds|
Keep the _arms_, _hands_ and _chest_ well clothed and warm.
_Affecting_ the _head_ as _catarrh_, or the pelvic regions keep the
| Preparation Of Medicine|
As it often becomes necessary for the practitioner to make more or less
of his own dilutions and attenuations, some brief instructions...
| Scarlet-fever Or Scarlatina|
is an eruptive fever, produced by a peculiar contagious poison, and
distinguished by extreme heat, a rapid pulse, a severe affection o...
| Division Of The Process Of The Disease Into Periods|
Its course is commonly divided into four distinct periods, viz.: the
period of incubation, the period of eruption, the period of
| Period Of Incubation Or Hatching|
The time which passes between the reception of the contagious poison
into the system and the appearance of the rash, is called the per...
| Period Of Eruption Or Appearing Of The Rash|
Commonly, on the second day, towards evening, sometimes on the third,
and only in very bad cases later, the rash begins to make its
| Period Of Efflorescence Or Standing Out Of The Rash|
During the first day or two of the period of efflorescence, which lasts
three or four days, the above symptoms usually continue to inc...
| Period Of Desquamation Or Peeling-off|
About the sixth or seventh day, the epidermis, or cuticle of the skin
begins to peal off, commencing in those places which first becam...
| The Period Of Convalescence|
under the usual drug-treatment, is, however, usually protracted to twice
or thrice the duration of the disease, the patient being comp...
| Varieties Of Forms Of Scarlatina|
The above is the description of scarlet-fever, as it most frequently
occurs. But far from taking always that regular course, the const...
| Scarlatina Simplex Or Simple Scarlet-fever|
In the _mildest form_ of the disease, called _scarlatina simplex_, or
_simple scarlet-fever_, there is no inflammation of the throat, ...
| Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever|
Wherever the _throat_ is affected, which is almost always the case, the
disease is called _scarlatina anginosa_, or _sore-throat scarl...
| Mild Reaction Erethic|
If the poison is not virulent, and the body of the patient in a
favorable condition, the _reaction_ is _mild_, and the poison is
| Violent Reaction Sthenic|
If both, the contagious poison and the organism, are very strong, a
_violent reaction_ will take place, and the safety of the patient ...
| Torpid Reaction Asthenic|
The more violent the contagious poison, and the weaker the organic
power, the less decidedly and the less successfully will the organi...
| Scarlatina Miliaris|
Sometimes the red patches of the rash are covered with small vesicles of
the size of mustard-seed, which either dry up or discharge a ...
| Scarlatina Sine Exanthemate|
There are also mild cases of scarlet-fever, when little or no rash
appears, and the throat is very little affected. These are the resu...
| The Malignant Forms Of Scarlet-fever|
are caused by the character of the epidemy, but, perhaps, more
frequently by the weak and sickly constitution of the patient and the
| Sudden Invasion Of The Nervous Centres|
Of the different forms of scarlatina maligna the most dangerous is the
sudden invasion of the nervous system, particularly the _brain_...
| Affection Of The Brain|
When the _brain_ is affected, the patient suddenly complains of violent
headache, vomits repeatedly, loses his eye-sight, has furious ...
| Affection Of The Cerebellum And Spine|
In affections of the _cerebellum_ and _spinal marrow_, the patient
complains of violent pain in the back of the head and neck, in the
| Putrid Symptoms|
Next to those most dangerous forms--most dangerous, because the organic
power (the _vis medicatrix naturae_), from which the restorati...
| Condition Of The Throat And Other Internal Organs|
The condition of the _throat_ requires the most constant attention. From
a highly inflamed state, it often passes into a foul and slou...
| Other Bad Symptoms|
These symptoms may present themselves with the rash standing out; but
most frequently they occur when there is little or no eruption, ...
| Destruction Of The Organ Of Hearing|
When the glands pass into a sloughing state, the parts connected with
them are frequently damaged. Thus the ulceration of the parotid ...
| Other Sequels Dropsy &c|
Beside the ulceration of glands and deafness, some of the sequels of
scarlatina are white swelling of one or more of the joints, usual...
| The Contagion Of Scarlatina Very Active|
The _contagion_ of scarlatina is very active, and adheres for a long
time to the sick-room, bedding, clothes and furniture. The best m...
After what has been said about the symptoms of scarlatina, it cannot be
difficult to distinguish it from similar eruptive diseases. Ho...
| Diagnosis From Measles|
In scarlatina the heat is much greater, and the pulse is much quicker
than in measles.--In scarlatina the throat is inflamed, usually ...
| The Prognosis|
under a well conducted course of hydriatic treatment is, in general,
favorable. Much depends, however, on the season of the year (in d...
| Favorable Symptoms|
are the following: Absence of internal inflammation; a bright florid
rash; a regular, steady appearance, standing out, and disappearan...
| Unfavorable Symptoms|
are: A fetid breath, with ulceration and sloughing of the throat and
glands; a smarting and weakening diarrhoea; involuntary evacuatio...
| The Expletive Method Blood-letting|
has been advocated by some of the best authorities, and there cannot be
a doubt but that it must have rendered good service in cases o...
| The Anti-gastric Method|
consisting in the free use of emetics or purgatives, has been
recommended by some eminent practitioners. Withering, Tissot, Kennedy
| The Ammonium Carbonicum|
recommended by Peart, has been considered by many as a specific
capable of neutralizing the scarlatinous poison, whilst others have us...
| Chloride Of Lime|
About the same opinion may be given on _Chloride of Lime_. As a gargle,
and taken internally, the aqua-chlorina has done good service ...
| Acetic Acid|
Brown recommends diluted _Acetic Acid_ as a specific against all
forms of scarlatina. Experience, however, has not supported his
| Mineral Acids Muriatic Acid Prescriptions|
have also been used with good effect in some epidemics. _Muriatic acid_
I have frequently used myself for inflammation of the throat, ...
| Frictions With Lard|
were used already by Caelius Aurelianus, and recently re-introduced
into practice, by Drs. Daene and Schneemann, in Germany, and by Dr...
The remedy which has attracted and still attracts in a very high degree
the attention of physicians and parents, is _Belladonna_. This...
| There Is Neither A Specific Nor A Prophylactic To Be Relied On|
All these different methods and remedies, and many others, have been and
are still used with more or less effect. But where there are ...
| Water-treatment As Used By Currie Reuss Hesse Schoenlein &c|
Beside the above modes of treatment _cold_ and _tepid Water_ has been
extensively used and recommended by reliable authorities. Currie...
| Priessnitz's Method The Wet-sheet-pack|
a remedy which, alone, is worth the whole antiphlogistic, diaphoretic,
and, indeed, the whole curative apparatus of the profession, in...
| Technicalities Of The Pack And Bath|
Let me give you its technicalities, and the rationale of its action:
A linen sheet, (linen is a better conductor than cotton,) large...
| Action Of The Pack And Bath Rationale|
The action of the wet-sheet pack is thus easily accounted for:
According to a well-known physical law, any cold body, whether dead o...
| What Effect Could Be Expected From A Warm Wet-sheet?|
The first impression of the wet-sheet is, as I stated before, a
_disagreeable_ one. If it were _agreeable_--as a warm sheet, for
| No Cutting Short Of The Process Of Scarlatina The Morbid Poison Must Be Drawn To The Skin As Soon As Possible|
Scarlet-fever is a disease, which cannot be cut short. Any attempt to
stop the process of incubation, after the contagion has once bee...
| Necessity Of Ventilation Means Of Heating The Sick-room Relative Merits Of Open Fires Stoves And Furnaces|
Next to its intrinsic value, our method gives the patient the great
advantage of enjoying _pure fresh air_, either in or out of bed, a...
| Temperature Of The Sick-room|
The _temperature of the sick-room_ should not be much above 65 deg.
Fahrenheit; in no case should it rise above 70, whilst I do not se...
As the patient should have a constant supply of pure air for his lungs,
so he should also have _plenty of pure cold water_ for his sto...
I have little to say with regard to _diet_, at least to physicians.
During great heat and high fever, the patient should eat little or...
| Treatment Of Scarlatina Simplex Or Simple Scarlet-fever|
_Scarlatina simplex_, or _simple scarlet-fever_ (9), without
inflammation of the throat, is generally so mild in its course, that it
| Treatment Of Scarlatina Anginosa Or Sore-throat Scarlet-fever|
In _scarlatina anginosa_, or _sore-throat scarlet-fever_, which is the
most common form of the disease (1-7) we have to discriminate, ...
| Treatment Of The Mild Or Erethic Form Of Scarlatina Anginosa|
The _mild_ or _erethic form_ of scarlatina anginosa requires about the
same treatment as scarlatina simplex. I would, however, for the...
| The Throat Should Be Covered With A Wet Compress I E A Piece Of|
linen four to eightfold, according to its original thickness, dipped in
cold water (60 deg.-50 deg.), well wrung out and changed as ofte...
| Towards The End Of The Period Of Efflorescence When The Rash|
declines, fades, disappears, and the skin begins to peal off, an
ablution in the morning of cool water, with which some vinegar _may_ be...
| Treatment Of The Violent Or Sthenic Form Of Scarlatina Anginosa|
The _violent_, or _sthenic form_ of scarlatina anginosa becomes
dangerous only through the excess of reaction, when the heat is extrem...
| Temperature Of The Water Double Sheet Changing Sheet|
The water for the wet-sheet pack, in this violent form, ought to be
cold; in summer it should be iced down to 46-48 deg. Fahr. The she...
| Length Of Pack Perspiration|
To make quite sure of the reaction, the single sheet may be tried first,
except in exceedingly violent cases, and the double sheet may...
| Before Perspiration Comes On There Is A Little More Excitement For|
a few minutes (41), which must not induce the friends of the patient to
take him out of the pack; only when it continues to increase, in...
| Length Of Bath|
Although the temperature, in sthenic cases, should be a little lower
than in erethic cases, it is not advisable to use the water very ...
After the bath, the patient is rubbed dry, and either taken to his bed,
or, if he feels well enough, dressed and induced to walk about...
| The Wet Compress|
In bed, a wet compress is put on the throat, and another on the stomach,
which, beside the direct influence it has on that organ, acts...
| Highly Inflamed Throat Croup|
If the _throat_ is in a highly inflamed condition, repeated packing is
the surest means of allaying the inflammation and preventing _c...
| Necessity Of Allaying The Heat|
The packs and baths should be continued, even when the patient cannot be
prevailed upon to stay long enough in the packs to perspire. ...
| The Half-bath The Sitz- Or Hip-bath|
Should the half-bath or shallow-bath (which are technical terms for the
bath described above), not be sufficient to relieve the head, ...
| The Sitz-bath May Be Taken In A Small Wash-tub If There Is No|
proper sitz-bath-tub at hand. It should be large enough to allow the
water to come up to the navel of the patient, and to permit rubbing...
| In Excessive Heat And Continuous Delirium A Half-bath May Be Given|
also, every time the packing sheet is changed. The rule is that _we_
ought not to yield, but the _symptoms must_; and they will, if the
| Action Of The Sitz-bath Explained|
The _sitz-bath_ acts in a direct manner upon the abdominal organs and
the spine, and through the latter on the brain. Indirectly, it h...
| Relaxation Of Treatment Towards The End Of The Third Period Continuation Of Packs During And After Desquamation|
When the patient is through the first part of the period of
efflorescence the symptoms decrease, and he will be easier. Under the
| During And After Desquamation The Treatment Should Be Continued As|
indicated in milder cases, except the throat continue troublesome, when
more packs should be used. If the throat is well, the patient ma...
| 3 Treatment Of Torpid Forms Of Scarlatina Difference In The|
TREATMENT POINTED OUT.
When the _reaction_ is _torpid_, the pulse small, weak, quick, the skin
dry, the rash slow to appear, and when...
| Length Of Pack|
Usually it is time for the patient to come out from his pack, when the
pulse becomes fuller and stronger, the face begins to flush and...
| Cold Affusions And Rubbing|
After the pack, the patient is placed in an empty bathing or wash-tub,
and cold water (of 65 deg.-60 deg. Fahr., only with very young ...
| Ice-water And Snow-bath In Malignant Cases|
If no rash appear during the first pack, which will scarcely fail, the
proceeding should be repeated, and the patient stay longer in t...
| Wine And Water If No Reaction Can Be Obtained|
Should the patient remain cold in his pack for longer than an hour,--a
case, which will seldom occur,--a little wine and water may be ...
| Ablutions And Rubbing With Iced Water Or Snow|
In a few very obstinate cases, when no rash would appear after two or
three long packs, I have succeeded by washing the patient with i...
| Wet Compress|
The wet compress on the throat in torpid cases should not be changed
often, but left till it becomes almost dry. Should the feet of th...
| Ventilation All-important|
If the circulation of air is necessary in any other form of
scarlet-fever, it is all-important in torpid reaction, especially when
| Continuation Of Packs Convalescence|
Whether the eruption appear or not, the packs should be continued during
the whole course of the disorder, and as long as the throat c...
| Mineral Acids In Case Of Severe Sore-throat|
In case the throat be very troublesome, there cannot be any objection to
using the mineral acid, as I have indicated above (35), excep...
| Putrid Symptoms Gargle Solution Of Chloride Of Soda Drink: Chlorate Of Potass Liquor Calcii-chloridi|
Should _putrid symptoms_ make their appearance (21), I would strongly
advise the acid in full and repeated doses, as well as the frequ...
| Treatment Of Affections Of The Nervous Centres|
In affections of the nervous centres, the _brain_, the _cerebellum_, and
the _spine_ (see 17-19), the danger which threatens the patie...
| Sitz-bath Anchor Of Safety|
If there be much delirium, the sitz-bath may be required longer, and the
pack shorter, as indicated above (81). In all such cases the ...
During an epidemic of scarlatina in 1836 two of my children were
attacked by the disease, a boy of about eight, and another of five
| Impossibility Of Answering For The Issue Of Every Typhoid Case|
Although a _typhoid character_ of scarlatina will rarely set in, when
the patient has been subject to the packs from the beginning of ...
|1 Is Water Applicable In All Typhoid Cases?|
The question has been raised, whether in typhoid cases, and in cases of
torpid reaction in general, water is at all applicable? I can ...
| Rules For The Application Of Water In Typhoid Cases|
As a general rule, in typhoid cases, bathing should form one of the
principal features of the treatment; i. e. the patient should have...
I shall give a couple of illustrations:
In the winter of 1845-46, during an epidemic, which ravaged the city of
Dresden and the nei...
| Treatment Of Other Eruptive Fevers|
The treatment as prescribed for scarlatina in this pamphlet, is
applicable also for other eruptive fevers, such as small-pox,
_Small-pox_, by far the most dangerous of them, has found a barrier in
its destructive progress in Dr. Jenner's discovery. Vaccination...
| Varioloids And Chicken-pocks|
_Varioloids_ and _Chicken-pocks_, are treated in the same manner, but
require less treatment. If well attended to, neither _small-pox_...
_Measles_, which may be easily distinguished from scarlatina, by the
symptoms I have given under 29, are to be treated like the mildes...
| Urticaria Zoster Rubeola|
_Urticaria_, _Zoster_ and _Rubeola_, are treated in the same manner as
measles: the main feature, however, is the pack.
_Erysipelas_ being commonly the reflexion of an internal disease with a
peculiar tendency towards the skin, should not be treated loca...
_Erythema_ may be considered an exceedingly mild form of erysipelas, and
yields to gentle treatment, as it is given in measles.
| Additional Rules For The Treatment Of Eruptive Diseases|
In all these eruptive diseases, especially small-pox, all I have said,
in speaking of scarlatina, about ventilation, air, diet, &c., o...
| The Temperature Of The Room However Should Be A Few Degrees|
higher than in scarlatina, as none of these other eruptive diseases
shows the same degree of fever and heat. This is particularly advisa...
| Conclusive Remarks Obstacles|
Before concluding my article, I shall attempt to remove a few objections
and obstacles, which are usually raised against the practice ...
| Want Of Water|
One of the obstacles is the _want of a sufficient quantity of water_ in
some houses, and the difficulty of procuring it.
| Dripping Sheet Substitute For The Half-bath|
To apply the _dripping sheet_, a tin bathing hat or a large wash-tub is
placed near the patient's bed, and a pail of water on the brim...
| Rubbing Sheet Substitute For The Half-bath|
It cannot be difficult to procure a wash-tub. Should you be so situated,
however, as not to be able to procure even this, you will be ...
| Where There Is A Will There Is A Way!|
I have been frequently compelled to resort to these milder applications,
when there were no bathing utensils in families or boarding-h...
| Prejudice Of Physicians Against The Water-cure|
The greatest, and the most serious, difficulty lies in the prejudice of
physicians against the Water-Cure. This prejudice, although in...
_This is preaching rebellion!_
I know it is, and it is with great reluctance that I preach it, as I am
by no means in favor of taki...
In 1845-46 there was an epidemic in Dresden, a city of 100,000
inhabitants, where I then resided. Its ravages in the city and the
| More Facts!|
I have been treating several hundred cases of eruptive fevers during
twenty-one years, and except the one mentioned above (111.) never...
| Conclusion: Help Yourselves If Your Physicians Will Not Help You!|
And I am none of your water-enthusiasts, who pretend to cure everything
and any thing with water. My confidence in the hydriatic treat...
|Acetanilide (also Acetanilid)|
White crystalline compound, C6H5NH(COCH3), formerly used to relieve pain
and reduce fever. It has been replaced because of toxicity....
Various, usually poisonous perennial herbs of the genus Aconitum, having
tuberous roots, palmately lobed leaves, blue or white flowe...
|Actinomycosis (lumpy Jaw)|
Inflammatory disease of cattle, hogs, and sometimes humans, caused by
actinomyces; causes lumpy tumors of the mouth, neck, chest, an...
Caused by partial or total failure of adrenocortical function;
characterized by a bronze-like skin color and mucous membranes, anemi...
At the discretion of the performer. Giving license to alter or omit a
Pouring on of liquid, as in baptism.
Alternating periods of chills, fever, and sweating. Used in reference to
the fevers ...
|Aletris Farinosa (colicroot, Star Grass, Blackroot,|
|Blazing Star, And Unicorn Root )|
Bitter American herb of the Bloodwort family, with small yellow or white
flowers in a long spike (Aletris farinosa and A. aurea).
European perennial herb (Alkanna tinctoria) having cymes of blue flowers
and red roots. The red dye extracted from the root. Plants ...
Acrid poisonous compound containing two lactone groups; obtained from
plants of the genus Anemone and genus Ranunculus, containing t...
Localized, blood-filled dilatation of a blood vessel caused by disease
or weakening of the vessel wall.
Strong criticism. Critical or censorious remark:
Aromatic Mediterranean herb (Pimpinella anisum) in the parsley family,
|Antipyrine (antipyrin, Phenazone)|
Analgesic and antipyretic (reduces fever) C11H12N2O formerly used, but
now largely replaced by less toxic drugs such as aspirin.
Cavity or chamber, especially in a bone. Sinus in the bones of the upper
jaw, opening into the nasal cavity.
Poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C17H17NO2, derived from morphine
and used to induce vomiting.
Perennial herbs of the genus Arnica. Tincture of the dried flower heads
of the European species A. montana, applied externally to re...
Relating to joints: the articular surfaces of bones.
Fetid (offensive odor) gum resin of Asian plants of the genus Ferula
(especially F. assafoetida, F. foetida, or F. narthex). It has ...
Absence or closure of a normal body orifice or tubular passage such as
the anus, intestine, or external ear canal. Degeneration and ...
Poisonous, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C17H23NO3, obtained from
belladonna and related plants. Used to dilate the pupils of the ey...
Large pan of hot water in which smaller pans may be placed to cook food
slowly or to keep food warm.
Shrubs of the genus Berberis having small yellow flowers, and red,
orange, or blackish berries.
A barium compounds, such as barium sulfate.
Sew loosely with large running stitches to hold together temporarily.
Fine, plain-woven fabric made from various fibers and used especially
Ornament or dress in a showy or gaudy manner.
|Belladonna (deadly Nightshade)|
Poisonous Eurasian perennial herb (Atropa belladonna) with solitary,
nodding, purplish-brown, bell-shaped flowers and glossy black b...
Tropical Asian plant (Sesamum indicum) bearing small flat seeds used as
food and as a source of oil.
Balsamic resin obtained from certain tropical Asian trees of the genus
Styrax and used in perfumery and medicine. Also called benjam...
Bitter-tasting yellow alkaloid, C20H19NO5, from several plants such as
goldenseal. Used medically as an antipyretic and antibacteria...
Small tree (Citrus aurantium subsp. bergamia) grown in southern Italy
for its sour citrus fruits. The rinds yield an aromatic oil (b...
Deficiency of thiamine, endemic in eastern and southern Asia and
characterized by neurological symptoms, cardiovascular abnormalitie...
Ancient Norse warriors legendary for working themselves into a frenzy
before a battle and fighting with reckless savagery and insane...
Collection of trinkets or jewelry; decorations.
Relating to bile. Excess secretion of bile. Gastric distress caused by a
disorder of the liver or gallbladder. Resembling bile, espe...
Eurasian perennial herb (Polygonum bistorta) with cylindrical spikes of
pink flowers and a rhizome used as an astringent in folk med...
Several irises with blue or blue-violet flowers, especially Iris
versicolor of eastern North America.
|Blue Stone (blue Vitriol, Blue Copperas, Chalcanthite)|
Hydrated blue crystalline form of copper sulfate.
Machine-woven net fabric with hexagonal meshes.
Painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammation of the skin and
Long narrow pillow or cushion.
Fine twilled fabric of silk and worsted or cotton, often dyed black for
|Boracic Acid (boric Acid)|
Water-soluble white or colorless crystalline compound, H3BO3, used as an
antiseptic and preservative.
Flower or small bunch of flowers worn in a buttonhole.
Small genus of perennial old world tendril-bearing vines (family
Cucurbitaceae) having large leaves, small flowers, and red or black...
An inflamed, tender swelling of a lymph node, especially in the area of
the armpit or groin, that is characteristic of bubonic plagu...
|Bubonic Plague (black Death)|
Contagious, often fatal epidemic disease caused by the bacterium
Yersinia (syn. Pasteurella) pestis, transmitted from person to pers...
Weedy, chiefly biennial plants of the genus Arctium.
Weight loss, wasting of muscle, loss of appetite, and general debility
during a chronic disease.
Australian and southeast Asian tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia, M.
leucadendron) of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae); yields a pungent
White or colorless mineral, essentially Zn4Si2O7(OH)2.H2O
(hemimorphite). Pink, odorless, tasteless powder of zinc oxide with a
Composed of calcium carbonate, calcium, or limestone; chalky.
Variety of cabbage in which the leaves do not form a head, bei...
Colorless, white or brown tasteless compound, Hg2Cl2, used as a
purgative and insecticide. Mercurous chloride.
Finely woven white linen or cotton fabric.
|Cantharis (pl Cantharides) (also Called Spanish Fly)|
Brilliant green blister beetle (Lytta vesicatoria or Cantharis
vesicatoria) of central and southern Europe. Toxic preparation of the...
Topical American pepper plants, genus Capsicum, especially C. annuum and
|Capsid (mirid Bug, Mirid)|
Variety of leaf bug.
|Carbolic Acid (phenol)|
Caustic, poisonous, white crystalline compound, C6H5OH, derived from
benzene and used in resins, plastics, and pharmaceuticals and i...
A painful localized bacterial infection of the skin that usually has
several openings discharging pus.
Rhizomatous (horizontal, usually underground stem) Indian herb
(Elettaria cardamomum) having capsular fruits with aromatic seeds use...
Inducing the expulsion of gas from the stomach and intestines.
|Cascara (see Rhamnus Purshiana)|
A buckthorn native to northwest North America; the bark yields cascara
Tropical or subtropical trees, shrubs, or herbs of the genus Cassia in
the pea family, having yellow flowers, and long, flat or cyli...
Fine, hard, white, odorless soap made of olive oil and sodium hydroxide.
Colorless or pale yellowish oil extracted from the seeds of the
castor-oil plant, used as a laxative and skin softener.
Inflammation of mucous membranes, especially in the nose and throat.
|Catechu (cutch, Acacia Catechu, Betel Palm)|
Spiny Asian tree with yellow flowers, and dark heartwood. A raw material
obtained from the heartwood of this plant, used in the prep...
Near the tail or hind parts; posterior. Similar to a tail in form or
|Caustic Potash (potassium Hydroxide)|
Caustic white solid, KOH, used as a bleach and in the manufacture of
soaps, dyes, alkaline batteries.
Hard, unctuous, fat or wax-based solid, sometimes medicated, formerly
applied to the skin directly or on dressings.
Fine lightweight fabric woven with white threads across a colored warp.
Space around the altar of a church for the clergy and sometimes the
choir, often enclosed by a lattice or railing.
Herbs of the poppy family (Papaveraceae) with brittle stems, yellowish
acrid juice, pinnately divided leaves, and small yellow flowe...
Breed of sheep with short thick wool, originally raised in the Cheviot
Hills. Fabric of coarse twill weave, used for suits and overc...
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus; indicated by skin eruptions,
slight fever, and malaise. Also called varicella.
Inflammation and itchy irritation of the hands, feet, or ears, caused by
Colorless crystalline compound, CCl3CH(OH)2, used as a sedative and
Iron-deficiency anemia, primarily of young women, indicated by
greenish-yellow skin color.
Acute non-contagious intestinal disturbance of infants formerly common
in congested areas with high humidity and temperature.
Acute gastroenteritis occurring in summer and autumn exhibiting severe
cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. No longer in scientific use.
Nervous disorders marked by involuntary, jerky movements, especially of
the arms, legs, and face.
Bitter, yellow substance in Goa powder (from the wood of a Brazilian
tree Vataireopsis araroba), and yielding chrysophanic acid; for...
|Cinchona (jesuit's Bark, Peruvian Bark)|
Trees and shrubs of the genus Cinchona, native chiefly to the Andes and
cultivated for bark that yields the medicinal alkaloids quin...
Hypothetical radical, (C6H5.C2H2)2C, of cinnamic compounds. Formerly,
The nature of clonus--contraction and relaxation of muscle.
Poisonous bean-shaped berry of a woody vine (Anamirta cocculus) of the
East Indies that yields picrotoxin.
Red dye made of the dried and pulverized bodies of female cochineal
Cook in water below the boiling point: coddle eggs. Treat indulgently;
Greenish elongated English apple used for cooking. Small unripe apple.
|Cohosh (baneberry, Herb Christopher)|
Plant of the genus Actaea having acrid poisonous berries; especially
blue cohosh, black cohosh.
Various bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, such as the autumn
crocus. The dried ripe seeds or corms (short thick solid food-stor...
Highly flammable, colorless or yellowish syrupy solution of pyroxylin,
ether, and alcohol, used as an adhesive to close small wounds...
|Colocynth (bitter Apple)|
Old World vine (Citrullus colocynthis) bearing yellowish, green-mottled
fruits the size of small lemons. The pulp of the fruit is a ...
Root of an African plant (Jatrorrhiza palmata, family Menispermaceae)
containing columbin; it is used as a tonic called calumba roo...
Thin yellowish fluid secreted by the mammary glands at birth, rich in
antibodies and minerals. It precedes the production of true mi...
Eurasian herb (Tussilago farfara), naturalized in parts of North America
with dandelion-like flower heads. Dried leaves or flower he...
Clear soup or bouillion boiled down so as to be very rich.
Unforeseen disruption of the normal course of things; inopportune
Transparent, often yellowish, viscous oleoresin from South American
trees of the genus Copaifera in the pea family, used in varnishe...
|Copperas (ferrous Sulfate)|
Greenish crystalline compound, FeSO4.7H2O, used as a pigment,
fertilizer, and feed additive, in sewage and water treatment, and in t...
Relating to or near a rib.
|Cranesbill (geranium, Storksbill)|
Plants of the genus Geranium, with pink or purplish flowers. Various
plants of the genus Pelargonium, native chiefly to southern Af...
|Cream Of Tartar|
Potassium bitartrate. White, acid, crystalline solid or powder,
KHC4H4O6, used in baking powder, in the tinning of metals, and as a
Colorless to yellowish oily liquid containing phenols and creosols,
obtained by the destructive distillation of wood tar, especially...
|Crepe De Chine|
Silk crepe used for dresses and blouses.
Heavy unglazed cotton, linen, or rayon fabric, colorfully printed and
used for draperies and slipcovers.
Brownish-yellow, foul-smelling oil from the seeds of a tropical Asian
shrub or small tree (Croton tiglium); formerly used as a drast...
Perennial herb (Veronicastrum virginicum) native to eastern North
America; the root was formerly used as a cathartic and an emetic.
Therapeutic procedure, no longer in use; an evacuated glass cup is
applied to the skin to draw blood to the surface.
Flavored with sour orange peel. Popular island resort in the Netherlands
Inflammation of the urinary bladder.
Rich patterned fabric of cotton, linen, silk, or wool. Fine, twilled
|Deadly Night-shade (bittersweet, Bittersweet Nightshade, Climbing|
|Nightshade, Poisonous Nightshade, Woody Nightshade, Solanum Dulcamara)|
Perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining
black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and le...
Cut low at the neckline. Wearing a garment that is low-cut or strapless.
Class of women kept by wealthy lovers or protectors; prostitutes; group
whose respectability is dubious or whose success is marginal...
Soothing, usually mucilaginous or oily substance, such as glycerin or
lanolin, used to relieve pain of irritated mucous membranes.
Hereditary predisposition to disease, allergy, or other disorder.
Plant of the genus Digitalis, including foxgloves. Drug prepared from
the seeds and dried leaves used as a cardiac stimulant.
Delay or postpone.
Make uneasy or perplexed; disconcert; embarrass; thwart the plans of;
Seeping of serous, purulent, or bloody fluid into a body cavity or
tissue. The effused fluid.
|Eiderdown (eider Down)|
Down of the eider duck, used to stuff quilts and pillows. Quilt stuffed
with the down of the eider duck.
Pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity.
Listlessness, dissatisfaction, lack of interest; boredom:
Hydrated magnesium sulfate, MgSO4.7H2O, used as a cathartic and to
Fungus (Claviceps purpurea) infe...
Genus of composite herbs having flower heads resembling asters. Formerly
used as a diuretic and as a hemostatic in uterine hemorrhag...
Acute skin disease caused by hemolytic streptococcus; marked by
localized inflammation and fever. Also called Saint Anthony's fire.
Dry scab or slough formed on the skin caused by a burn or by the action
of a corrosive or caustic substance.
A crystalline substance, C15H21NO2, used as a local anesthetic,
substituting for cocaine, in veterinary medicine.
Colorless oily liquid, C10H18O, from eucalyptus; used in
pharmaceuticals, flavoring, and perfumery.
Trees of the genus Eucalyptus, native to Australia; they have aromatic
leaves that yield an oil used medicinally.
|Farcy (see Glanders)|
Chronic form of glanders that affects the skin and superficial lymph
Painful purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area
surrounding the nail. Also called whitlow...
Salt of ferrocyanic acid; a ferrocyanide.
An abnormal duct or passage resulting from injury, disease, or other
disorder that connects an abscess, cavity, or hollow organ to t...
Strip of decorative, gathered or pleated material attached by one edge,
as on a garment or curtain.
Sweet creamy sugar paste used in candies and icings. Candy containing
The soft membranous gaps between the incompletely formed cranial bones
of a fetus or an infant. Also called soft spot.
Colorless gaseous compound, HCHO, used to manufacture resins,
fertilizers, dyes, and embalming fluids and in aqueous solution as a
Aqueous solution of formaldehyde that is 37 percent by weight.
A small depression, as in a bone.
Lightweight twill or plain-woven fabric of silk or silk and cotton,
often having a small printed design. Necktie or scarf, made of t...
Solution of arsenite of potassium in water; named for Fowler, an English
physician who brought it into use.
Man's dress coat or suit coat with knee-length skirts.
Highly adsorbent (attaches to other substances without any chemical
action) clay-like substance consisting of hydrated aluminum sili...
Blister caused by the vesicating (blistering) body fluid of certain
Tapered at each end; spindle-shaped.
Durable, often striped cotton fabric used in making clothing.
|Galax (beetleweed, Coltsfoot, Wandflower)|
Stemless evergreen perennial plant (Galax urceolata) of the eastern US,
with a rosette of glossy, heart-shaped leaves and small whit...
Colorless crystalline compound, C7H6O5, derived from tannin used as a
tanning agent, ink dye, in photography, and paper manufacturin...
Brownish or orange resin from trees of the genus Garcinia of
south-central Asia and yielding a golden-yellow pigment.
Awkward or tactless act, manner, or expression.
Genus of climbing plants. The yellow (false) jasmine (Gelsemium
sempervirens) is a native of the Southern United States; the root is...
Plants of the genus Gentiana, having showy, variously colored flowers.
The dried rhizome and roots of a yellow-flowered European gen...
Aromatic plants of the genus Teucrium, with purplish or reddish flowers.
Yarn-dyed cotton fabric woven in stripes, checks, plaids, or solid
Smooth, glazed or glossy surface, such as cer...
Slimy consistency, like egg white; cough producing glairy sputum.
Contagious, usually fatal disease of horses, caused by the bacterium
Pseudomonas mallei; causes swollen lymph nodes, nasal discharge...
(Na2SO4.10H2O); colorless salt used as a cathartic.
Inflammation of the urethra caused by chronic gonorrhea with a discharg...
Dilute solution of nitroglycerin used as a neurotic.
Preparation made by mixing or dissolving a substance in glycerin.
Widely distributed perennial herbs of the family Leguminosae that
include licorice. Dried root of a licorice of the genus Glycyrrhi...
Enlargement of the thyroid gland; often results from insufficient intake
Hulled, usually crushed grain, especially oats.
Closely woven silk or rayon fabric with narrow horizontal ribs. Ribbon
made of this fabric.
Thin porridge (usually oatmea...
|Guaiacum (guaiac )|
Tree of the genus Guaiacum; a lignum vitae. Greenish-brown resin from
this tree, used medicinally and in varnishes.
Concerning the sense of taste.
Blood in the urine.
Genus of shrubs or small trees (family Hamamelidaceae), including the
witch hazels. Dried leaves of a witch hazel (Hamamelis virgini...
Antler of a hart, formerly used as a source of ammonia and in smelling
salts. Ammonium carbonate.
Plants of the genus Helleborus, native to Eurasia, most of which are
poisonous. Plants of the genus Veratrum, especially V. viride o...
|Henbane (black Henbane, Insane Root)|
Poisonous Eurasian plant (Hyoscyamus niger) having an unpleasant odor,
sticky leaves, and funnel-shaped greenish-yellow flowers. It ...
Woodland plants of the genus Hepatica, especially H. americana of
eastern North America, having three-lobed leaves and white or lave...
Varicella-zoster virus: A herpesvirus that causes chickenpox and
shingles. Causes an acute viral infection--inflammation of the sen...
Dried bark of a tropical American tree (Picramnia antidesma) formerly
used in the treatment of syphilis and skin diseases.
|Hunyadi (hunyady )|
Hungarian noble family, partly of Romanian origin. The first recorded
member of the family was Serbe, who settled in Hunyad county i...
Genus of herbs (family Ranunculaceae) with palmately lobed leaves and
small greenish flowers and including the goldenseal (H. canade...
Cathartics that aid in the removal of edematous fluids and promote the
discharge of fluid from the bowels.
Viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals. Transmitted
by a rhabdovirus (genus Lyssavirus) in infected saliva of ...
Salt of hypophosphorous acid.
An alkaloid, C17H21NO4, from plants such as henbane; used as a mydriatic
(dilatate the pupils) and sedative, and to treat nausea and...
Poisonous Eurasian herbs of the family Solanaceae that have simple
leaves, irregular flowers, and include the henbane (H. niger). Dr...
Oily substance prepared by the dry distillation of a bituminous mineral
containing fossil fishes. Used as a remedy for some skin dis...
Dried ripe seeds of the Saint-Ignatius's-bean used like nux vomica.
Contagious bacterial skin infection, usually of children, indicated by
the eruption of superficial pustules with thick yellow crusts...
Cause inconvenience; disturb.
Undergo thickening or cause to thicken, as by boiling or evaporation;
Relating to or near a rib.
Yellowish crystalline compound, CHI3, used as an antiseptic.
Tropical American shrub (Cephaelis ipecacuanha) that yields emetine.
Medicinal preparation made from this shrub used to induce vomit...
|Iris Florentina (florentine Iris, Orris, Iris Germanica|
|Florentina, Iris Florentina)|
German iris having large white flowers and a fragrant rhizome.
|Irish Moss (carrageen)|
Edible North Atlantic seaweed (Chondrus crispus) that yields a
mucilaginous substance used medicinally and in preparing jellies.
Inflammation of the iris of the eye.
Eastern Mexican vine (Ipomoea purga) with tuberous roots that are dried,
Given to joking; merry; humorous.
Asian tree (Mallotus philippinensis) that bears a hairy capsular fruit;
vermifugal powder is obtained from the capsules of this tree...
Fermented milk of a mare or camel, used as a beverage in western and
Sensation of cutting, piercing, or stabbing.
White solid or semisolid rendered fat of a hog.
Tincture of opium, formerly used as a drug.
|Leukemia (leucemia, Leukaemia, Leucaemia)|
Disease in humans and other warm-blooded animals involving the
blood-forming organs; causes an abnormal increase in the number of wh...
|Lime (calcium Oxide)|
White, caustic, lumpy powder, CaO, used as a refractory, as a flux, in
manufacturing steel and paper, in glassmaking, in waste treat...
Coloring material from lichens that turns red in acid solutions and blue
in alkaline solutions.
|Liveforever (orpine, Orpin, Livelong, Sedum Telephium)|
Perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of
small purplish-white flowers.
See Herb Department, page 428.
Normal uterine discharge of blood, tissue, and mucus from the vagina
Systemic lupus erythematosus. Chr...
Minute yellowish-brown hairs in the strobili of the hop plant, formerly
used in medicine as a sedative.
Plant of the genus Lycopodium, including club mosses. The yellowish
powdery spores of certain club mosses, especially Lycopodium cla...
Cotton or silk cloth of fine texture, usually with a plaid, striped, or
checked pattern. Large handkerchief of madras cloth.
Thin, stiff net woven in a hexagonal pattern, used in dressmaking.
Southern European plant (Mandragora officinarum) having greenish-yellow
flowers and a branched root. This plant was once believed to...
Heavy cotton fabric with a raised pattern of stripes or figures.
Body opening or passage, such as the opening of the ear or the urethra.
Unusually heavy or extended menstrual flow.
Solvent used to extract compounds from plant and animal tissues and
Lightweight, soft, shiny silk cloth with a twilled or satin weave.
Poisonous Eurasian ornamental shrub (Daphne mezereum) with fragrant
lilac-purple flowers and small scarlet fruit. The dried bark of ...
Appearance of millet seeds. Small skin lesions with the appearance of
Eurasian plants of the genus Verbascum, especially V. thapsus. Also
called flannel leaf, velvet plant.
Chloride; compound of chlorine with another element or radical;
especially, a salt or ester of hydrochloric acid called.
Liquid ester C8H8O3 obtained from the leaves of wintergreen (Gaultheria
procumbens) or the bark of a birch (Betula lenta); now made
Eurasian plants of the genus Leonurus, especially L. cardiaca, a weed
having clusters of small purple or pink flowers.
Aromatic plants of the genus Artemisia, especially A. vulgaris, native
to Eurasia; used as a condiment.
|Mustard Plaster (sinapism)|
Medicinal plaster made with a paste-like mixture of powdered black
mustard, flour, and water, used as a counterirritant.
Various acute or chronic inflammations of the kidneys, such as Bright's
|Naphthalene (naphthaline, Tar Camphor)|
White crystalline compound, C10H8, derived from coal tar or petroleum
and used in manufacturing dyes, moth repellents, and explosive...
To convert a liquid to a fine spray; atomize.
To treat with a medicated spray.
Soft lightweight muslin used for babies.
An essential oil made by distilling the flowers of the orange; it is
used in perfume.
|Nitre (niter, Saltpeter)|
Potassium nitrate, KNO3, used in making gunpowder.
Tree (Strychnos nux-vomica) native to southeast Asia, having poisonous
seeds that are the source of the medicinal alkaloids strychni...
Yellow, brown, or red mineral oxides of iron used as pigments.
|Oil Of Vitriol|
Sulfuric acid; highly corrosive, dense, oily liquid, H2SO4, colorless to
dark brown depending on its purity and used to manufacture ...
Folds of the peritoneum (membrane lining the abdominal cavity) that
connect the stomach with other abdominal organs.
|Ophthalmia Neonatorum (infantile Purulent Conjunctivitis)|
Various forms of conjunctivitis in newborns, usually contracted during
birth from passage through the infected birth canal of the mo...
Inflammation of the testes, often the result of mumps or other
infection, trauma, or metastasis.
Stiff transparent fabric of cotton or silk, used for trim, curtains, and
Marjoram. Genus of mint-like plants (Origanum). The sweet marjoram (O.
Majorana) is aromatic and fragrant, and used in cooking. The ...
Paste or gruel of bread crumbs, toast, or flour combined with milk,
stock, or water; used for soups or thickening sauces.
|Paralysis Agitans (parkinson's Disease, Shaking Palsy)|
Progressive nervous disease causing destruction of brain cells that
produce dopamine, muscular tremor, slowing of movement, partial ...
A camphorated tincture of opium, taken internally for the relief of
diarrhea and intestinal pain
Poisonous emerald-green powder, C4H6As6Cu4O16, used as a pigment,
insecticide, and wood preservative.
Small stalk or stalk-like structure, especially one supporting or
connecting an organ or other body part. Slender foot-like part, as...
Jumbled, confused manner; helter-skelter; frantic disorderly haste;
Several acute or chronic skin diseases characterized by groups of
Eurasian mint (Mentha pulegium) with small lilac-blue flowers that yield
an aromatic oil. Aromatic plant (Hedeoma pulegioides) of ea...
Convert protein into a peptone (water-soluble protein derivative
produced by partial hydrolysis of a protein by an acid or enzyme )....
|Pernicious Anemia (addison's Anemia, Malignant Anemia)|
Severe anemia in older adults, caused by failure absorb vitamin B12;
causes abnormally large red blood cells, gastrointestinal distu...
Inflammation of the pharynx.
White, crystalline compound, C10H13O2N, used as an antipyretic.
North American plants of the genus Phlox, having opposite l...
|Phytolacca Decandra (scoke, Poke, Pokeweed)|
Tall coarse perennial American herb with small white flowers followed by
blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy...
Poisonous, yellow crystalline solid, C6H2(NO2)3OH, used in explosives,
dyes, and antiseptics.
|Piece De Resistance|
Outstanding accomplishment. Principal dish of a meal.
Small tropical American shrubs (family Rutaceae) with small greenish
Vexation caused by a perceived slight o...
Paroxysmal pain and soreness of the muscles between the ribs. Epidemic
disease caused by a coxsackievirus, causing pain in the lowe...
Bitter-tasting resin from the dried root of the may apple; used as a
|Pokeweed (pokeberry, Pokeroot)|
Tall North American plant (Phytolacca americana) with small white
flowers, blackish-red berries, and a poisonous root.
Deciduous or evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Zanthoxylum.
Long, slender, flexible rod with a tuft or sponge at the end; used to
remove objects from or apply medication to the larynx or esoph...
|Proteid (obsolete Term)|
Swollen flesh that surrounds a healing wound, caused by excessive
granulation (Small, fleshy, bead-like protuberances--new capillari...
Severe itching, often of undamaged skin.
|Prunus Virginiana (chokecherry)|
Astringent fruit of a species of wild cherry; the bush or tree which
bears such fruit.
Abnormal mass of tissue on the conjunctiva of the inner corner of the
eye that obstructs vision by covering the cornea.
Dried medicinal herb from a pasqueflower (especially Anemone pulsatilla)
formerly used to treat amenorrhea and dysmenorrhea.
Fine point of etiquette. Precise observance of formalities.
Hemorrhages in the skin and mucous membranes having the appearance of
purplish spots or patches.
Septicemia (blood poisoning) caused by pyogenic (producing pus)
microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of
White, toxic crystalline phenol, C6H3(OH)3, used as a photographic
developer and to treat certain skin diseases.
Tropical American shrub (Quassia amara) with bright scarlet flowers. A
bitter substance from its wood is used in medicine and as an
|Queen Of The Meadow (meadowsweet)|
European herbaceous plant (Spiraea Ulmaria). North American shrubs
(Spiraea alba or S. latifolia) having umbel-shaped clusters of wh...
Bitter, colorless, powder or crystalline alkaloid, C20H24N2O2-3H2O,
derived from cinchona barks and used to treat malaria.
Western Asian shrub or tree (Cydonia oblonga) with white flowers and
hard apple-like fruit.
Acute inflammation of the tonsils and surrounding tissue, often leading
to an abscess.
Perennial Old World buttercup with yellow flowers in late spring to
Mercuric oxide (HgO) a heavy red crystalline powder formed by heating
mercuric nitrate, or by heating mercury in the air.
Ornamented with patterns in relief made by pressing or hammering on the
White crystalline compound, C6H4(OH)2, used to treat certain skin
diseases and in dyes, resin adhesives, and pharmaceuticals.
|Rhamnus Purshiana (cascara Buckthorn )|
Buckthorn of the Pacific coast of the United States, which yields
Dried root of South American shrubs (Krameria lappacea or K. argentea)
used as an astringent and in toothpaste and mouthwash.
Acute inflammatory disease occurring after an infection from group A
streptococci, marked by fever and joint pain. Associated with
Painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues. Chronic
auto-immune disease with inflammation of the joints and mar...
Childhood disease caused by a lack of vitamin D or calcium and from
insufficient exposure to sunlight, characterized by defective bo...
Potassium sodium tartrate; colorless efflorescent crystalline compound,
KNaC4H4O6.4H2O, used in making mirrors, in electronics, and ...
|Rumex Crispus (chrysophanic Acid)|
Yellow crystalline substance found in the root of yellow dock (Rumex
Stiff marsh plants of the genus Juncus, ha...
ammonium chloride; white crystalline volatile salt NH4Cl, used in dry
cells and as an expectorant called.
Sodium or potassium bicarbonate used as a leavening agent; baking soda.
Salt or ester of salicylic acid.
White crystalline acid, C6H4(OH)(COOH), used to make aspirin and to
treat skin conditions such as eczema.
|Saltpetre (potassium Nitrate, Saltpeter, Niter, Nitre)|
(KNO3) used especially as a fertilizer, explosive and a diuretic.
Popular name in the United States, for skin eruptions, such as eczema.
Eczema; inflammatory skin disease, indicated by redness and i...
Rhizome (horizontal, underground stem) and roots of the bloodroot
(Sanguinaria canadensis) used formerly as an expectorant and emet...
Persevering and constant in effort or application; assiduous.
Plants of the genus Cassia, having showy, nearly regular, usu...
Colorless crystalline compound, C15H18O3, wormwood, especially
santonica; used to expel or destroy parasitic intestinal worms.
Tropical American plants, genus Smilax, with fragrant roots used as a
flavoring. Dried roots of any of these plants. Sweet soft drin...
A form of tuberculosis affecting the lymph nodes, especially of the
neck. Common in children. Spread by unpasteurized milk from infe...
Disease caused by deficiency of vitamin C (citrus fruit; oranges,
limes,..); causes spongy and bleeding gums, bleeding under the ski...
A village in Bohemia (also Sedlitz). Seidlitz powders, effervescing
salts, consisting of forty grains of sodium bicarbonate, two dr...
Dried root of seneca snakeroot containing an irritating saponin and was
formerly used as an expectorant
Oxide containing three atoms of oxygen with two atoms (or radicals) of
some other substance; thus, alumina, Al2O3 is a sesquioxide.
See mustard plaster.
Bathtub shaped like a chair, used to bathe only the hips and buttocks.
Drink consisting of brandy, whiskey, or gin, sweetened and usually
Contagious febrile (feverish) disease characterized by skin eruption
with pustules, sloughing, and scar formation. It is caused by a...
|Smilax (catbrier, Greenbrier)|
Slender vine (Asparagus asparagoides) with glossy foliage, greenish
flowers, heart-shaped leaves, and bluish to black berries; popul...
Pertaining to Socotra, an island in the Indian Ocean, on the east coast
Dark brown or blackish crust-like deposits on the lips, teeth, and gums
of a person with dehydration resulting from a chronic debili...
White, waxy substance from the head of the sperm whale used for making
candles, ointments, and cosmetics.
Involuntary discharge of semen without orgasm
|Spigelia (pinkroot )|
Genus of American herbs (family Loganiaceae) related to the nux vomica
and used as anthelmintics (expel or destroy parasitic intesti...
|Squill (sea Onion)|
Bulbous Eurasian and African plants of the genus Scilla, having narrow
leaves and bell-shaped blue, white, or pink flowers. The drie...
Woody climbing plants of the genus Stephanotis, especially S. floribunda
of Madagascar, cultivated for its showy fragrant white flow...
Eurasian plant of the genus Delphinium (D. staphisagria). Ripe seeds of
the stavesacre contain delphinine, are violently emetic and ...
Peculiar gait seen in neuritis of the peroneal nerve and in tabes
dorsalis; high stepping to allow the drooping foot and toes to cle...
Harsh snoring or gasping sound.
Plant of the genus Stevia or Piqueria, having white or purplish
Small dagger with a slender, tapering blade. Small, sharp-pointed
instrument used for making eyelet holes in needlework.
Genus of widely distributed herbs and shrubs (family Euphorbiaceae). The
dried root of a plant of the genus Stillingia (S. sylvatica...
Relating to the stomach; gastric. Beneficial to digestion. An agent that
strengthens the stomach.
Extremely poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C21H22O2N2, derived from
nux vomica and related plants, used to poison rodents and t...
|St Vitus' Dance|
Inflamed swelling of a sebaceous gland at the margin of an eyelid.
Consisting of, or resembling, suet (hard fatty tissues...
|Sugar Of Lead|
lead acetate, a poisonous white crystalline compound, Pb(C2H3O2)2.3H2O,
used in hair dyes, waterproofing compounds, and varnishes.
Root of a plant of the genus Ferula (F. sumbul); formerly a tonic and
|Summer Complaint (summer Diarrhea)|
Diarrhea of children that in hot weather; often caused by ingestion of
food contaminated by microorganisms.
Produced by combining mercaptan and acetone; employed as a hypnotic.
Ethyl ether; formerly called Naphtha vitrioli (naphtha of vitriol).
Shrubs or small trees of the genus Rhus, having compound leaves,
clusters of small greenish flowers, and usually red, hairy fruit. S...
Formation or discharge of pus. Also called pyesis, pyopoiesis, pyosis.
Located above the kidney; a suprarenal part, especially an adrenal
Annual, biennial, or perennial herb (Dianthus barbatus), native to
Eurasia, widely cultivated as an ornamental for its flat-topped d...
Adhesions between the iris and the lens or cornea caused by trauma or
eye surgery or as a complication of glaucoma or cataracts; may...
Oil of turpentine.
Mediterranean tree (Pistacia terebinthus), a source of tanning material
Skin diseases (eczema, psoriasis, herpes) that cause eruptions and
Slave or serf, who is held in bondage. One intellectually or morally
A contagious childhood disease caused by a fungus, Candida albicans.
Causes small whitish eruptions on the mouth, throat, and tongu...
A North American or east Asian evergreen tree or shrub of the genus
Thuja, having flattened branchlets with opposite, scale-like lea...
White, crystalline, aromatic compound, C10H14O, derived from thyme oil
and other oils or made synthetically and used as an antisepti...
|Tolu (balsam Of Tolu, Tolu Balsam)|
Aromatic yellowish brown balsam from the tolu balsam tree used in cough
|Tormentil (potentilla Erecta)|
Plant of northern Europe found in clearings and meadows. The root has
been used to stop bleeding, for food in times of need and to d...
Lacking the power of motion or feeling.
Thorny shrubs of the genus Astragalus, especially A. gummifer, of the
Middle East, yielding a gum used in pharmacy, adhesives, and t...
Surgical instrument with circular edges, used to cut out disks of bone
from the skull.
|Trillium (birthroot, Wake-robin)|
Plants of genus Trillium, of North America, the Himalaya Mountains, and
eastern Asia, having a cluster of three leaves and a various...
Contains three ethyls. Similar to sulphonal, used as a hypnotic.
Shaped like a top. A small curved bone in the lateral wall of the nasal
Fine, starched net of silk, rayon, or n...
East Indian perennial herb (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family
(Zingiberaceae) used as a coloring agent, a condiment, or a stimulan...
|Typhus (prison Fever, Ship Fever, Typhus Fever)|
Infectious diseases caused by rickettsia bacteria, especially those
transmitted by fleas, lice, or mites. Symptoms are severe headac...
Loose, long overcoat made of rugged fabric.
Offense; resentment. Affording shade. Vague or indistinct indication; a
Common bearberry; a procumbent (trailing along the ground but not
rooting) evergreen shrub 10-30 cm high with red berries.
One of three metameric acids; the typical one (called also inactive
valeric acid), C4H9CO2H, is from valerian root and other sources...
Resembling or functioning as a valve. Relating to a valve, especially of
Mild form of smallpox occurring in people previously vaccinated or who
previously had the disease.
Squash plants with elongated fruit and smooth dark green skin and
Poisonous alkaloid from the root hellebore (Veratrum) and from sabadilla
seeds. Used externally to treat neuralgia and rheumatism.
Blue or green powder, basic cupric acetate used as a paint pigment and
fungicide. A green patina of copper sulfate or copper chlorid...
Medicine that expels intestinal worms.
New World plants of the genus Verbena, especially those with showy
spikes of variously colored flowers.
Sparkling mineral water from springs at Vichy, France or water similar
One that is face to face with or opposite to another.
Reduce the value; impair the quality; corrupt morally; debase; make
Light, plain-weave, sheer f...
Diced raw apples, celery, and walnuts mixed with mayonnaise.
Harmless cyst, usually on the scalp or face, containing the fatt...
Two deciduous shrubs, Vaccinium myrtillus, of Eurasia, or V. corymbosum,
of eastern North America, having edible blackish berries.
Plants of the genus Achillea, especially A. millefolium, native to
Eurasia. Also called achillea, milfoil.
|Yellow Fever (yellow Jack)|
Infectious tropical disease caused by an arbovirus transmitted by
mosquitoes of the genera Aedes, especially A. aegypti, and Haemago...
A low California undershrub (Frankenia grandifolia).
Tropical Asiatic and Polynesian perennial plants: ginger.
|Tuberculosis Of The Lungs|
Irregular temperatures, respiration is more
frequent than normal, pulse is rapid, cough, expectoration, night sweats,
perhaps, and genera...
Marked loss of appetite, chill, projectile vomiting,
severe headache, pain and stiffness of the back and neck. Later head is
drawn back, ...
|Scarlet Fever. (scarlatina)|
Comes on suddenly with loss of appetite,
headache, sick stomach, perhaps vomiting, high fever, sore throat,
vomiting may persist. The ton...
|Rheumatic Fever Or Inflammatory Rheumatism|
A number of joints become
involved. It spreads from one joint to another, very painful joints;
The onset is sudden and ushered in by a chill, nausea and
vomiting, headache, and severe pains in the back and legs, without grip
It begins with a chill, fever, pain in the lungs,
expectoration with cough, and the material spit up may be mixed with blood
The onset may be sudden or gradual. Sudden with a chill, fever,
a severe sharp pain, stitch in the side, made worse by respiration,
|Ophthalmia Neonatorum. (inflammation Of Eyes At Birth)|
conjunctivitis in the newly-born baby, swelling and redness usually of
both eyes, occurring on the second or third day after bir...
Chilliness, slight fever, pain in the back and legs,
coryza. The eruption appears on the first or second day, on the face, then
on the ch...
Comes on gradually. There is a feeling of tiredness and languor,
headache followed shortly by sneezing, cold symptoms, running at the eyes...
The swelling is in front and below and behind the ear. Hard to eat
and the swallowing of vinegar is almost impossible.
Chill, fever, and sweat, or one stage may be absent.
There may be only a slight chilly feeling with fever almost all day and
History of a wound. The muscles of the jaw may be
stiff and set. When there are spasms the muscles remain stiff and hard for
Sudden agonizing pain in the right upper abdomen in the
region of the liver, with vomiting, prostration, tenderness in that
region. Pain ...
Pain is severe and worse at night, the iris looks cloudy, muddy,
the pupil is small. There is congestion around the iris (ciliary
Pain goes from the kidneys down through the ureter into
the bladder and into the scrotum. There may be sand in the urine that
makes it lo...
This is very common in children. It comes frequently as an
extension through the eustachian canal of a cold. The ache is only an
The onset is sudden, high fever, and a local redness with a
sharply defined margin between it and a healthy skin. It frequently
|Dyspepsia, Acute. (acute Gastritis, Acute Indigestion)|
Distress in the
stomach, headache, thirst, nausea, vomiting, tongue heavily coated, foul
breath, distaste for food, tender stomach.
The onset may be marked by diarrhea, followed by a severe,
cramp-like bowel pain, with frequent small stools containing blood and
This disease begins gradually, as a rule, with chilly
feelings, pain in the back and limbs, pulse is faster, with a general
redness of th...
The onset is gradual, glucose (sugar) is persistently in the
urine. Great quantity of urine passed; six to forty pints in twenty-four
Slight fever, chilly feelings. In twenty-four hours the
eruption appears upon the body, face and forehead often only a few
separate red p...
|Cancer Of The Stomach|
There is anemia and a gradual loss of weight. A
peculiar color of the skin (cachexia), irregular vomiting, some bleeding
Child wakes up suddenly, perhaps at midnight, with a harsh barking
cough, with difficulty of breathing, and it looks as if it could not ge...
The onset is usually sudden with nausea, vomiting, and
cramp-like bowel pains; vomits at first the stomach contents. Purging
Great weakness, stomach and bowel disorders, weak
heart and dark coloring (pigmentation) of the skin.
Albumin and casts in the urine. The onset is usually
gradual. There is paleness and puffiness of the eyelids, ankles or hands
in the morn...
Loss of appetite. There may be nausea and vomiting; there
is usually a sudden onset of pain, often sharp and severe in the whole or
This disease is a diminution of the total quantity of the blood
of its red cells, or red corpuscles or of their Haemoglobin, the coloring
|Physician's Treatment For Night Sweats|
l. Atropine in doses of 1-120 to
1-60 grain is good to stop the sweating. It must be used carefully, three
doses in twenty-four hours are...
|Broncho-pneumonia. (acute Inflammation Of The Smaller Tubes And Lungs)|
Causes. Most common under two years and in old people. Taking cold,
whooping cough and measles.
Symptoms. A primary case begins sud...
|1. Pneumonia, Herb Tea And Poultice For|
of the lungs. One ounce of each of the following, slippery elm bark,
crushed thyme, coltsfoot flowers, hyssop or marshmallow....
|Physicians' Treatment For Pneumonia|
A doctor must be called. For high
fever, one to one and a half drops of aconite, for adults every hour; for
children, about one-twelfth t...
|Acute Pleurisy (inflammation Of The Pleura)|
The pleura covers the wall
of the chest cavity and infolds or surrounds the lungs. Pleurisy means the
inflammation of this pleura or cove...
|Physicians' Treatment For Pleurisy|
1. Home Remedy. The patient must go
to bed and remain there. It is a good thing to get the patient in a sweat.
For this purpose you can u...
|Abscess Of The Lungs. Causes|
Lobular pneumonia from abscesses in pyemia,
from septic pleurisy, etc.
Symptoms. Fever, pain, difficult breathing, cough, and expectora...
|Physicians' Treatment Of Abscess Of The Lungs|
Incision and drainage. You
must depend entirely upon your physician.
A condition in which there is air or gas in tissues that
normally have none, or an excess of air in tissues that normally contain a
This is an exudation (liquid) in the pleural cavity.
Causes. Comes from disease causing dropsy, kidney disease, lung trouble,
These are common in "consumption" and constitute one of the
most distressing features of the disease. They usually occur when the
|Physicians' Treatment For Asthma|
1. Inhale chloroform, or break a pearl
of amyl nitrite in a handkerchief and inhale the fumes; or smoke saltpetre
paper; or cigarettes co...
|Bleeding From The Wind-pipe And Lungs. (haemoptysis)|
This is a spitting
of blood. It may come from the small bronchial tubes and less frequently
from the blood vessels in the lung cavities o...
|Physicians' Treatment For Bleeding Of The Wind-pipe And Lungs|
cases the bleeding is slight and no more need be done than to keep the
patient quiet and absolute rest. If the bleeding is free, ...
|Physicians'treatment. For Coughs|
1. Flaxseed (unground) 3 teaspoonfuls
Extract of Licorice 30 grains
Boiling water 10 ounces
"Allow the mi...
|Bronchial Asthma. (spasmodic Asthma.) Causes|
It occurs in all ages, but
usually begins in the young, particularly males. It often follows
whooping-cough. It may come from diseases of...
|Mothers' Remedies. 1. Asthma, Raspberry Tincture For Adults|
"Take a half
pound of honey, one cup water; let these boil, take off the scum; pour
boiling hot upon one-half ounce lobelia herb and one-...
Causes. There are many causes; inflammation of the larynx,
bronchial tubes, lungs, also stomach and liver; and a nervous cough is
|Mothers' Remedies. Dry Cough And Tickling|
l. "Raspberry Tincture. Take
one-half pound of honey, one cup water; let these boil; take off scum;
pour boiling hot upon one-half ounce...
|Chronic Bronchitis. Causes|
People over middle age are more liable to it.
It comes chiefly in winter, in changeable, cold and damp climates. It may
follow repeated a...
|Physicians' Treatment For Chronic Bronchitis. Preventive|
climate, such as southern California, Florida, or the south of France,
especially in the colder months; warm clothing, avoid...
|1. Physicians' Treatment For Bronchitis. Sweating Remedy For|
Take a hot
bath and then go to bed, and take hot drinks after. See that the bowels
are open. Nourishment is especially important in infan...
|Mothers' Remedies. Bronchitis, Camphor And Lard For|
1. "Grease a cloth
well with lard to which has been added some camphor gum, then sprinkle on
some dry baking soda and lay it on the chest...
|Cold In The Chest. (acute Bronchitis. Inflammation Of Bronchial Tubes)|
This is an acute inflammation of the larger and medium sized bronchial
Causes. Youth and old age are more predisposed to i...
|Physicians' Treatment For Croup|
Active. 1. Dr. Douglas says wring cloths
out of cold water and apply very freely to the throat, and recommends the
|Physicians' Treatment Of Child Crowing. Preventive|
The gums should be
carefully examined and if they are swollen and hot they should be lanced.
The bowels should be carefully regulated, an...
This disease gives the parents a terrible shock if they
have never seen any attacks of the kind. The symptoms which attend the
|Mothers' Remedies. Croup, Cold Application For|
"Apply to throat a
flannel wrung out of cold water, lay a dry cloth over it." This is an
excellent remedy for a mother to try in case of ...
Swelling or oedma of the glottis or more correctly of the
structure which forms the glottis, is a very serious affection. It may
|Diet In Laryngitis|
Hard and dry toasts should be avoided, for they give
pain on being swallowed, same reason applies to highly seasoned foods.
|Physicians' Treatment For Hoarseness|
1. Rest of the voice and if the
case is severe keep in bed in a room with an even temperature and the air
saturated with moisture from a ...
|Hoarseness. Inflammation Of The Larynx. (acute Laryngitis) Causes|
taking cold or over using the voice; hot liquids, poisons. It may occur in
influenza and measles; from irritating gases; some are ...
|Physicians' Treatment For Sore Throat|
1. Inhalation of steam either with
or without medicine is good. (See treatment of tonsilitis-Inhaling steam)
I treated a man once who...
|Physicians' Treatment For Nosebleed|
Place the patient on his side half
lying, head and shoulders raised and apply a cold compress to the
forehead, nose, and to the back of t...
This is a common complaint especially
among some adults. A predisposition to it is often due to chronic
pharyngitis, chronic enlargement ...
|Deviation Of The Septum (partition)|
Deviation is the bending or curving
of the partition (septum) to one side or the other, leaving one nostril
very large and roomy and clos...
|Nosebleed. Mothers' Remedies|
1. Nosebleed; remedy sent us by a Public
School Teacher. "Make a compress of paper soaked in cold water; put it
under the upper lip and h...
|Tumor Of The Nose. (nasal Polypus)|
This tumor consists of a soft jelly-
like whitish growth, usually found in the upper front part of the nostril.
It may extend to the bott...
|Hay Fever. (rose Cold, June Cold Or Hay Asthma)|
This inflammation of the
nose occurs in August and September. It is really a nervous affection of
the nose membrane.
Causes. A predisp...
|Physicians' Treatment For Hay Fever|
1. The following gives relief from
the distressing symptoms. (But first the nose should be examined, for
often there is local trouble the...
(Foul odor from nose, not breath, due to catarrh of the nose). The
membrane is dry and shrunken. It is a very offensive odor, thus called
|Physicians' Treatment For Catarrh|
If the patient is run down, give
tonics, plenty of fresh air and sunshine in the sleeping room, change of
climate to a dry, unchangeable ...
|Catarrh. (chronic Inflammation Of The Nose, Chronic Rhinitis). Causes|
Frequent attacks of colds, irritating gases and dust, adenoids, enlarged
tonsils, spurs on the septum (partition bone) or foreign bodies...
|Physicians' Treatment For Colds|
Preventive. Avoid the known causes of
the trouble. A daily cold bath, if well borne, is held to be an effectual
prevention against taking...
|Colds. (coryza. Acute Nasal Catarrh. Acute Rhinitis)|
This is an
inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose.
Causes: Exposure to cold or wet when the body is overheated; sudden or
|The Anatomy Of The Nose|
The nose is divided by a middle partition
(septum) into two cavities (nasal chambers or fossae) each being a
wedge-shaped cavity, distinc...
|Tonsilitis. (smooth And Follicular)|
Commences with a chill, rapid rise
of temperature, general aching in the back, and legs especially. The
tonsils are large and red and spo...
|Ulcer Of The Cornea|
Light hurts the eyes very much, tears run freely and
there is a feeling of something in the eye. The eyeball shows a rim of
|Ulcer Of The Stomach|
Pain, local tenderness, bleeding. Distress after
eating and vomiting of a very acid fluid. Pain in the region of the
stomach and usually ...
Begins with symptoms of a cold in the eyes, nose, and the
chest. The cough gradually becomes worse, usually in from seven to ten
(Ascariasis Lumbricoides). The round worm resembles the
angle worm in form; is the most common human parasite and is found chiefly
|Thread Worm Or Pin Worm|
(Oxyuris Vermicularis.)--This common worm
occupies the rectum and colon. They produce great irritation and itching,
particularly at night...
|Tape Worm, Beef|
(Taenia Saginata). This is a larger and longer parasite
than the Pork Tape Worm. It is the common form found in this country. It
The disease is caused by the trichina
spiratis, a parasite introduced into the body by eating imperfectly cooked
flesh of infected hogs. ...
|Acne. (simple Acne)|
This is an inflammation of the sebaceous (fatty,
cheesy) glands. It forms these pimples or pustules and these are
intermingled with black...
|Baldness. (alopecia). Causes|
Hereditary and diseases. Congenital and
senile (old age) baldness is incurable. Congenital (born without hair)
baldness is rare.
|Bald Patches. (alopecia Areata)|
These appear rather suddenly. They are
circular bald patches which may appear on any hairy part of the body, but
more frequently on the s...
|Anidrosis. (lessened Sweat Secretion)|
This means a diminution of the
sweat secretion. The patient does not sweat enough, especially in certain
skin diseases like psoriasis, et...
|Foul Sweating. (bromidrosis). Symptoms|
The odor may be very
disagreeable, or resemble the odor of certain flavors or fruits. It is
generally found in the arm-pit and genital or...
|Callosity Or Callositas|
This is circumscribed yellowish-white,
thickened and horny patches of one of the layers of the cuticle
Causes--They come ...
A small, flat, deep-seated, horny growth, mostly on or
between the toes.
Cause. Usually the result of too tight or too loose shoes. Due...
A carbuncle is an acute circumscribed inflammation
of the skin and tissues beneath, of the size of an egg, orange, or larger.
It is a har...
|Liver Spots, Moth Patch, Chloasma, Etc|
This is a discoloration of the
skin of a yellowish to a blackish tint of varying size and shape.
Causes. It may be due to external agen...
|Black-heads. Flesh Worms, Comedones, Pimples, Etc|
This is a disorder of
the sebaceous glands in which the sebaceous (fatty, cheesy) secretions
become thickened; the excreting ducts, appea...
|Eczema. (humid Tetter-salt Rheum-dry Tetter). Definition|
Eczema is an
inflammatory disease of the skin, characterized at its commencement by
redness, pimples, vesicles, pustules and their combin...
|Eczema Vesiculosum. (vesicular Eczema)|
This is preceded by a feeling of
heat and irritation about the part. In a short time pinhead sized vesicles
appear. These frequently run ...
|Eczema Pustulosum. (pustules). Pustular Kind|
This is nearly like the
preceding. The vesicles have pus in them from the start or develop from
the vesicles. When the pustules rupture, ...
|Eczema Papulosum. (papular Variety)|
This is characterized by flat or
sharp pointed reddish pimples (papules), varying in size from a small to a
large pin-head. They are usua...
|Eczema Rubrum (red)|
The skin looks red, raw, and "weeps." It is most
commonly found about the face and scalp in children, and the lower parts
of the legs in...
|Eczema Squamosis. (scaling)|
This may follow any of the other varieties,
but usually follows the red and pimple (papule) variety. They are various
sized and shaped re...
|Boil. (furunculus, Furuncle). Causes|
Boils may appear in a healthy
person, but they are often the result of a low condition of the system;
they are frequently seen in persons...
An accumulation of pus (matter) in any part of the body.
External Abscess. Boil the knife, wash your hands in clean, hot, soapy
An inflammation of the deeper structures and frequently
it is under the covering of the bone, (periosteum). If under the latter it
|Ulcers. An Eating Away Of The Parts, Causes|
Diseases like syphilis,
tuberculosis, leprosy. Disturbances of nutrition, constitutional ulcers,
local conditions. Ulcers are acute and c...
|Shingles (herpes Zoster). Definition|
This is an acute inflammatory
disease of the skin, characterized by groups of vesicles upon the inflamed
base, distributed along the cour...
|Excessive Sweating. (hyperidrosis)|
This is a disorder of the sweat
glands in which sweat is thrown out in excessive quantities.
Symptoms. It may be great only in the armp...
Freckles are an excessive deposit of pigment in the
Causes. Exposure to the sun's rays aggravates this condition.
|Prickly Heat Rash|
An acute inflammatory disease of the sweat glands;
minute pimples and vesicles develop.
Symptoms. It occurs upon the body and consists ...
Mole is a congenital condition of the skin where there is
too much pigment in a circumscribed place. It varies in size from a
|Enlarged Nail. (onychauxis)|
The nail may become too long, thick or wide.
Treatment. Remove the cause. Trim away the excessive nail tissue with a
knife or scissors. I...
|Inflammation Of The Nail. (onychia). Treatment|
Cut into the back part if
it needs it. That will relieve the tension and pain. Sometimes the nail
must be removed. The inflammation is at...
|Body Louse Or Clothes Louse (pediculus Corporis)|
This parasite lives in
the clothes. It is apt to be found in the folds or seams, especially where
the clothes come in close contact with ...
Lice on the hair of the pubis or about the genitals.
This is the smallest parasite of the three varieties, and it attaches
itself firmly ...
|Blister Disease, (pemphigus)|
This is an acute or chronic skin disease in
which there are blisters of various sizes and shapes, and these usually
occur in crops.
|The Itch Disease. (psoriasis) (not Common Itch). Definition|
This is a
chronic inflammatory disease of the skin, in which there appear upon the
skin thick, adherent, overlapping, scales of a shiny, ...
|Itch. Common Itch (scabies)|
Itch is a contagious disease, due to the
presence of an animal parasite. There is intense itching in this disease.
The parasite seeks the...
The scurfs or scales (dandruff) upon the scalp are
formed from seborrhoea.
Definition. The word seborrboea means to flow suet or fatty ...
Symptoms. This appears most frequently upon the nose
and forehead and sometimes upon the scalp. The skin looks oily,
glistening, with the...
|Wen (sebaceous Cyst. Steatoma)|
A wen varies in size from a millet seed
to an egg, and it is due to the distention of a sebaceous gland by its
retained secretions. They ...
|Ringworm (tinea Trichophytina)|
Ringworm is a contagious disease of the
skin, produced by the presence of a vegetable parasite. The disease
affects the hair follicles of...
|Barber's Itch (ringworm Of The Beard)|
Mother's Remedies. 1. Standard
Remedy for. "Plain vaselin two ounces, venice turpentine one-half ounce,
red precipitate one-half ounce. A...
|Wart (verucca). Mothers' Remedies|
1. An Application for, also Good for
Cuts and Lacerations. "Make a lotion of ten drops tincture of marigold to
two ounces of water and ap...
|Hives, Nettle Rash (urticaria). Causes|
Foods such as shell fish,
strawberries, cheese, pickles, pork and sausages.
Medicines that may cause it. Quinine, copaiba, salicylic ac...
When severe, sunburn may present the symptoms of inflammation of
the skin. Then there will be redness, swelling and pain followed by deep
This is the death of a part of the body in mass. There are two
forms, moist and dry.
Dry Gangrene. This is a combination produced by a ...
|Moist Gangrene. Causes|
Wounds, fractures, injuries, pressure from lying
in bed and frost bite.
PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT for Moist Gangrene. Remove the cause if p...
This is a watery elevation of the outer skin. It is caused by
rubbing, for instance of a shoe, friction from anything, or from burns. It
The parts usually affected are the hands, face, the
genitals, the arms, the thighs and neck.
Symptoms. These usually appear soon. Red p...
|Physicians' Treatment For Chapped Hands|
1. Subnitrate of Bismuth 3 drams
Oleate of Zinc 3 drams
Lycopodium 2 drams
Mix. Apply to the p...
Keep the patient in a cold atmosphere, or put into a cold
bath and the frozen part rubbed with snow or ice until sensation is felt
This is a lump over a joint usually of the big toe, usually due
to pressure and a wrong position of the surfaces of the joint.
|Chilblains. (erythema Pernio)|
This occurs usually in people with a
feeble circulation or scrofulous constitution, usually seen in the young
or very old. The redness sh...
|Canker Sore Mouth. (aphthous Stomatitis|
This is a variety of
inflammation of the mouth where there are one or more vesicles (cankers)
upon the edges of the tongue, the cheek or ...
|Canker Sore Mouth. (aphthous Stomatitis)|
This is a variety of
inflammation of the mouth where there are one or more vesicles (cankers)
upon the edges of the tongue, the cheek or ...
This is a rapidly spreading gangrenous affection
of the cheeks and forms a rare occurrence and ending fatally in most
cases. The trouble ...
(Acute Indigestion, Acute Gastritis). "Gaster" is the
Greek for stomach; "itis" means inflammation,--thus acute inflammation of
|Chronic Dyspepsia (chronic Indigestion)|
A chronic digestive disorder characterized by increased
secretion of mucus, changes in the gastric juice, weakening of the stomach
This is acquired from over work, worry, excitement,
hurried or irregular meals, or inherited. It shows itself in all sorts of
|Ulcer Of The Stomach And Duodenum (upper Part Of Bowel)|
perforating ulcer. The stomach ulcer is most common in women of twenty or
thirty; servant girls, shoemakers, and tailors are fre...
|Cancer Of The Stomach|
Usually occurs after the age of forty.
Symptoms. Indigestion for a few months; lack of blood and loss of weight.
Well marked case shows...
|Bleeding From The Stomach|
Causes. Cancer and ulcer of the stomach are main causes of excessive
bleeding; poisons also cause it; injuries also.
|Neuralgia Of The Stomach (cardialgia, Gastralgia, Gastrodynia)|
This is a severe pain in paroxysms in the region of the stomach.
Causes. The patients are of a nervous type. They may have anemia,
(a) Improper or excessive food, including green or over-ripe fruit.
(b) Poison substances; such as decomposed milk or meat ei...
|Diet In Diarrhea|
From the Head Nurse of a Large Hospital.
Soups. Milk soup well boiled, clam juice, beef tea.
Meats. Scraped fresh beef ...
|Cholera Morbus (acute Inflammation Of Stomach And Upper Bowel)|
most common in young people in late summer, after indiscretion in eating.
Symptoms. Sometimes the patient feels tired, then nau...
|Cholera Infantum, Symptoms|
Usually begins with a diarrhea, which is
often so mild as to attract but little attention, but should be a warning.
If a weakly baby has ...
|Physicians' Treatment For Cholera Infantum|
1. Washing out of the bowel
frequently by injection controls the diarrhea. Use water of a temperature
of 107. Elevate the tube about two ...
This is simply a symptom; many diseases cause it, as scarlet
fever, tuberculosis, meningitis, acute dyspepsia, biliousness, chronic
|Physicians' Treatment For Vomiting|
The only way to treat it is to treat
the disease that causes it. Here I may mention a very simple remedy; a tea
made from wood soot is fr...
Inflammation of the vermiform appendix is the most
important of acute bowel troubles. Sometimes the appendix may contain a
mould of feces...
|Appendicitis, Mothers' Remedies|
Home Treatment Found Good for. "To
allay the pain and stop the formation of pus in appendicitis it is
recommended that a flannel cloth be...
|Inflammation Of The Bowels. Mothers' Remedies|
1. Inflammation of the
Bowels, Excellent Remedy for. "First bathe the abdomen with warm salt
water, then lay over the navel a piece of la...
|Mothers' Remedies For Toothache, Dry Salt And Alum For|
1. "Equal parts.
Take common salt and alum. Mix and pulverize these together, wet a small
piece of cotton and cause the mixture to adhere...
|Mothers' Tooth Powders|
1. "The ashes of burnt branches of the common
grape vine make a very superior tooth powder. It will clean the blackest
of teeth, if conti...
Causes. This may be caused by strangulation,
telescope (intussusception) of the bowels, twists and knots, strictures
and tumors, abnormal...
Hernia means a protrusion of an organ from its natural
cavity, through normal or artificial openings in the surrounding
structures. But b...
This is when the rupture cannot be returned into
the abdominal cavity, and it is without any symptoms of strangulation.
They are of long ...
|Intestinal Colic. (enteralgia)|
Causes. Predisposing; poor general
condition, worry, over-work, nervous disposition. Exciting causes;
exposure, gas in the bowels, mass o...
The liver is the largest gland in the body, and is situated in
the upper and right part of the abdominal cavity. The lower border of the
This condition presents different symptoms in different
cases, but it always includes languor, headache or dizziness, perhaps some
A symptom consisting in discoloration by bile pigment
of the skin, whites of the eyes, other mucous membranes and secretions.
|Catarrhal Jaundice. (acute Catarrhal Angiocholitis)|
Jaundice caused by
obstruction of the terminal portion of the common duct, by swelling of the
Causes. This occurs mos...
|Gall Stones. (biliary Calculi, Cholelithiasis)|
Cases of gall stones are
rare under the age of twenty-five years. They are very common after
forty-five, and three-fourths of the cases o...
|Cancer Of The Gall Bladder, And Bile Ducts. Causes|
It usually occurs
between forty and seventy years of age. The cases that originate here show
no percentage in either sex; but those that ...
|Circulatory Disturbances Of The Liver. (acute Hyperemia)|
This occurs normally after meals, and in acute infections,
|Chronic Congestion Or Nutmeg Liver|
This is due to an obstruction of the
blood circulation in the liver by chronic valvular heart disease with
failure of heart action. Lung ...
|Acute Yellow Atrophy. (malignant Jaundice)|
This is fortunately a rare
disease. There is rapid progress, and it is fatal in nearly all cases. The
liver is very small and flabby. The...
|Cirrhosis Of The Liver. (sclerosis Of The Liver)|
This occurs most often in men from forty to
sixty years old. It is not uncommon in children.
Cause. It is usually due to drinking of al...
|Abscess Of The Liver. Hepatic Abscess: Suppurative Hepatitis|
This is a
circumscribed collection of pus in the liver tissue. If there is only one
abscess it is in the larger lobe in seventy per cent ...
May break into the pleural cavity, bronchial tubes, lungs
and stomach, bowels, peritoneum or through the abdominal wall.
Recovery. The ...
|Acute General Peritonitis. (inflammation Of The Peritoneum)|
Causes. Primary; Occurs without any known preceding
disease, and is rare. Secondary; Occurs from injuries, extension from
This may come from local injury, but it is usually
secondary to empyema, tuberculosis, or cancer, abscess, perforation of the
stomach or ...
|Treatment Of The Acute Peritonitis|
There must be absolute rest, morphine
by hypodermic method, one-fourth to one-half grain to relieve the pain.
Ice cold and hot fomentatio...
This may occur as a primary trouble or secondary
to tuberculosis of the bowels, lungs, and Fallopian tube. It is most
frequent in males b...
|Ascites. (hydroperitoneum. Abdominal Dropsy)|
This is an accumulation of
serous fluid in the peritoneal cavity. It is but a symptom of disease.
Local Causes. Chronic peritonitis, ob...
|Ascites Caused By An Ovarian Tumor|
The tumor must be removed. I am not
in favor of indiscriminate operating, but operations often save lives. I
remember one case in which I...
|Diseases Of The Rectum And Anus|
The lower part of the alimentary canal
is called the rectum, originally meaning straight. It is not straight in
the human animal. It is s...
1. Mechanical obstruction.
2. Defective motion of the bowels.
3. Deficient bowel secretions.
4. Other causes. Mechanical obstructi...
|Defective Worm-like Bowel Movement|
Irregular habits of living head the
list causing this defective action. Everyone should promptly attend to
Nature's call. Some people wai...
|Deficiency Of The Secretions|
Many of the causes that hinder worm-like
motion are also likely to lessen the normal secretions of the bowel. Some
kinds of liver disease...
Diabetes, melancholy, insanity, old age, paralysis, lead
poisoning and some troubles of local origin, like fissure of the rectum,
|Prolapse (falling Of The Bowel)|
This falling of the rectum may be
partial or complete, and may be caused by straining or by the downward
pressure exerted by the fecal ma...
|Proctitis And Peri-proctitis|
Inflammation of the rectum and surrounding
tissue that may or may not terminate in an abscess and fistula, sometimes
follows injury to th...
|Neuralgia Of The Rectum|
This may sometimes result from the pressure of
the fecal mass upon the nearby nerves causing pain in the sacrum coccyx
|Mothers' Remedies. Constipation|
1. Constipation, a Good Substitute for Pills and Drugs"Two ounces each of figs, dates, raisins, and prunes (without
pits) one-half ounce...
|Abdominal Massage. (kneading, Rubbing, Etc.)|
This is an essential
feature in the treatment. It was practiced by Hippocrates hundreds of
years ago. Place the patient in the recumbent ...
|Copious Warm Water Injections|
This is good at the beginning of the
treatment when the feces become packed. They soften the mass and aid its
discharge. The water must g...
|Constipation Corrections Of Errors In Diet|
This is one of the necessary features in
the treatment. All kinds of foods known to disagree should be discarded.
The foods should be ea...
|Itching Of The Anus. (itching Piles) (pruritus Ani).causes|
or an acquired nervous constitution. Disease of the colon, rectum or anus.
Improper diet. Skin affections in that region. Op...
Hemorrhoid is derived from two Greek words, meaning
blood and flowing with blood. "Pile" is from a Greek word meaning a ball
or globe. He...
|Skin Piles. (cutaneous)|
These are enlarged tags of the skin. They
frequently follow the absorption of the clot in the venous piles where the
skin is bruised and ...
|Mothers' Remedies For Piles. Sulphur And Glycerin For|
"Equal parts of
sulphur and pure glycerin. Grease parts." This preparation is very
healing, and will often give relief even in severe cas...
|Internal Piles. Symptoms|
The two prominent symptoms are bleeding and
pain. The bleeding is usually dark. It may be slight and appear as streaks
upon the feces or ...
|Periproctitis. Abscess Around The Anus And Rectum)|
This is an inflammation of the tissues around the rectum
which usually terminates in the above named abscess. It occurs mostly in
The kidneys are deeply placed and cannot be felt or distinctly
identified when normal. They are most accessible to pressure just below
|Kidney Trouble. Mothers' Remedies|
1. Kidney Trouble and Inflammation of
the Bladder, Cornsilk for. "Get cornsilk and make a good strong tea of it
by steeping slowly, and t...
|Movable Kidney. (floating Kidney. Nephroptosis)|
Causes. This condition
is usually acquired. It is more common in women than in men, possibly due
to lacing and the relaxations of the mus...
|Acute Congestion Or Hyperemia Of The Kidneys|
This occurs at the
beginning of acute nephritis; in acute infectious diseases, after taking
turpentine, chlorate of potash, cantharides, ...
|Chronic Congestion Of The Kidneys. Causes|
Diseases of other organs and
obstruction to the return of the circulation in the veins. Cirrhosis of
the liver causes it. The kidney is e...
|Blood In The Urine. (haematuria). Causes|
The congestion of the kidneys,
pernicious malaria, etc., nephritis, tuberculosis, kidney stones. The
urine looks smoky and dark, or brigh...
This means poison in the blood occurring in acute and
chronic nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys). The cause is unknown. The
|Acute Uraemia. Symptoms|
The onset may be sudden or gradual. The headache
is severe, usually on the back top of head (occipital) and extending to
the neck; there ...
This develops most often in cases of Arterio-sclerosis
or chronic interstitial nephritis, (one kind of Bright's disease). The
|Acute Bright's Disease. (acute Inflammation Of The Kidneys)|
This occurs chiefly in young people and among grown men.
Exciting causes are exposure to cold, wet, burns, extensive skin tears
|Chronic Bright's Disease. (chronic Parenchymatous Nephritis). Causes|
Young adult life and most common in males. It may
come from acute inflammation of the kidneys that was due to exposure,
pregnancy, or s...
|Chronic Interstitial Nephritis. (sclerosis Or Cirrhosis Of The Kidneys)|
This is met with, (a) as a sequence of the large white kidneys forming the
so-called pale granular or secondary contracted kidney; (b) a...
This is the most common form in this country, and
is secondary to arterio-sclerosis. The kidneys are not much, if at all,
This is an inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney and may be
caused by bacteria from the blood, or by ascending pus, infection or
|Kidney Stone. (renal Calculus. Nephro-leithiasis)|
Forming of a stone or
gravel in the kidney or its pelvis may occur in intra uterine, (before the
child is born), in the womb, or at any a...
|Inflammation Of The Bladder. (cystitis). Causes|
It may occur from injury
from passing a catheter, etc., from the use of drugs like cantharides,
from the presence of a stone, from strict...
|Chronic Inflammation Of The Bladder|
Causes. It follows repeated
attacks; partial retention of urine in the bladder, decomposing there;
Bright's disease, inflammation of the ...
|Hypertrophy Of The Prostate|
This is a general enlargement of the gland
in all directions. All the three lobes may enlarge and in about one-third
of the men who have ...
|Urinary Passage. Mother's Remedy|
1. Dandelion Root Will Clean. "A
decoction made of the sliced root of dandelion in white wine is very
effectual for cleansing and healing...
Dropsy should be regarded as a symptom, which may arise from many
causes, such as heart disease, lung disease or kidney disease, or it may...
|Physicians' Treatment For Dropsy|
Treat the disease that causes it.
Remedies should be given that will cause an outpouring of the liquids.
Salines, such as epsom salts in ...
|Infection And Contagion|
These words are often used in such a way that a
wrong impression is made. A disease may be infectious but not contagious.
Malaria is an i...
|Diet In Infectious Diseases|
Foods that can be used: Milk, milk-water,
milk and lime-water, Mellin's food, malted milk, imperial granum, albumin
water, rice water, oa...
|Scarlet Fever. Definition|
Scarlet fever is an acute infectious disease,
with a characteristic eruption.
Modes of Conveying. The nearer a person is to a patient t...
Follows scarlet fever also, especially in girls from twelve to
Diagnosis. In most cases it is easy to distinguish from o...
By the rapid onset, absence of cold symptoms of the nose,
eyes, and bronchial tubes, blotchy eruptions that occur in measles. There
Measles is an acute infectious disease, distinguished by a
characteristic eruption on the mucous membranes and skin. It is very
|Cough In Measles|
It is likely to be severe, straining and barking and
hard to relieve. If it is too severe you can give, for a child one year
This is an acute self-limited disease and contagious. It
has a mild fever, watery eyes, cough, sore throat and enlargement of the
|Chicken Pox (varicella)|
This is an acute infectious disease,
characterized by a peculiar eruption. Children are the ones usually
attacked. It generally occurs be...
This is an acute infectious disease of one or both of
the parotid glands, located at the angle of the jaw, and extending up to
the ear, a...
Whooping cough is an acute specific
infectious, disease caused by a micro-organism. It is characterized in a
majority of cases by a spasm...
|Physicians' Treatment For Whooping-cough|
The patient should be isolated
and sleep in a large, well ventilated room. In spring and summer weather,
the child is better in the open ...
Diphtheria is an acute disease and always infectious. There
is a peculiar membrane which forms on the tonsils, uvula, soft palate and
In typical cases this begins with slight
difficulty in swallowing, and reddened throat (pharynx), then there is a
general congestion of t...
|Laryngeal Diphtheria, Formerly Called Membranous Croup|
the larynx may occur alone or with the pharyngeal kind, and was formerly
called "Membranous Croup." After several days of h...
|Acute Tonsilitis. (follicular Inflammation Of The Tonsils). Causes|
Authors regard this as an infectious disease. It is met with more
frequently in the young; infants may take it. Some authors state it ca...
|Quinsy. (suppurative Tonsilitis)|
In from two to four days the enlarged
gland becomes softer and finally may break, sometimes in the pharynx; the
breaking gives the patien...
|Influenza (la Grippe)|
La Grippe is an acute infectious disease caused by
a germ. It may be epidemic, attacking a large number of persons at one
time, or it may...
The corn sweat can be used. Put from ten to twenty-five ears
of corn in a boiler, boil thoroughly until the boiled corn smell appears,
Typhoid fever is an acute infectious disease caused by a
(Bacillus) germ, named after the discoverer (Eberth). This germ enters
into the ...
|Typhus Fever, (filth Disease)|
Typhus fever is an acute, infectious
disease, characterized by a sudden onset, marked nervous symptoms, and
spotted rash and fever ending...
|Smallpox Or Variola|
Smallpox is an acute infectious disease. It has a
sudden onset with a severe period of invasion which is followed by a
falling of the fev...
Because vaccination is a preventive of all forms of
smallpox, and because by traveling, or by travelers, by articles received
in the mail...
|Smallpox Entirely Prevented By Re-vaccination|
In the Bavarian army re-
vaccination has been compulsory since 1843. From that date till 1857, not
even a single case of unmodified small...
|Who Should Be Vaccinated|
Everybody, old and young, for his own interest,
and that he may not become a breeding place for the distribution of
smallpox to others, s...
|Who Should Not Be Vaccinated|
Unless exposure to smallpox is believed to
have taken place or likely to take place, teething children, pregnant
women, persons suffering...
|When Should A Person Be Vaccinated|
The sooner the better as a rule, and
especially whenever there is much liability of exposure to smallpox.
Children should be vaccinated b...
|Vaccination After Exposure To Smallpox|
Vaccination as late as the second
day after known exposure to smallpox is believed to have prevented the
smallpox; vaccination the third ...
|With What Should One Be Vaccinated|
Because the potency of virus depends
largely upon its being fresh, and it is so easy to obtain pure and fresh
bovine virus, and because s...
|Where Should Vaccination Be Performed|
In a room or place free from
persons suffering from disease, and from dust which may convey to the
scratched surface germs of any communi...
|By Whom Should One Be Vaccinated|
The operation of vaccination should be
performed always by a competent and responsible physician. To try to
vaccinate one's self or one's...
Let the vaccinated place alone. Do not scratch it or
otherwise transfer the virus where it is not wanted. Protect it by a
bandage, or clo...
|Common Appearances After Vaccination|
For a day or two nothing unusual
should appear. A few days after that, if it succeeds regularly, the skin
will become red, then a pimple ...
|What To Do During And After Vaccination|
Do nothing to irritate the
eruption, do not pull the scab off, when it drops off throw it in the
fire. When the eruption is at its height...
|Make A Record Of Your Vaccination|
Do not fail to procure and preserve
the certificate mentioned in the preceding paragraph, and also to make a
personal record of the facts...
|Lives Saved From Smallpox In Michigan|
Since the State Board of Health
was established, many thousands of people in Michigan have been vaccinated
because of its recommendations...
At first a slight irritation at the place of
vaccination. The eruption appears on the third or fourth day as a reddish
pimple surrounded ...
|Dengue. Break-bone Fever, Dandy Fever|
This is an acute infectious
disease characterized by pains in the joints and muscles, fever, an
initial reddish swollen eruption and a te...
This is an acute infectious disease. It comes
in epidemics, when there are many cases, or appears here and there as a
separate case (spor...
This is an inflammation of the membranes covering the brain
alone, and generally commences with fever and severe headaches, with
|Meningitis. Tubercular, (basilar Meningitis)|
This affection which is
also known as acute hydrocephalus (meaning water on the brain), is
essentially an acute tuberculosis in which the...
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused
by the bacillus, tuberculosis, and characterized by the formation of
nodules or diffuse mass...
|Cervical, Tuberculosis (scrofula)|
This is common in children that are
not well nourished, living in badly ventilated and crowded houses, and in
the negroes. Chronic catarr...
|Pneumonia (lobar) Lung Fever|
Inflammation of the lungs. This is an acute
infectious disease characterized by an exudative inflammation of one or
more lobes of the lun...
Erysipelas is an infectious disease, and it is usually caused
by a germ which we call "streptococcus pyogenes." The disease shows itself
|Toxemia, Septicemia; Pyejmia|
Toxemia refers to the group of symptoms and
lesions caused by the presence in the blood of toxins (poison) usually
resulting from bacteri...
The presence of bacteria in the blood, introduced from a
local lesion (wound, injury, etc.) or with no obvious local infection.
This means the presence in the blood of bacteria with resultant
foci (places) of suppuration.
Symptoms. They are local at first where t...
This is an acute infectious disease caused by a specific
organism and characterized by profuse watery discharges from the bowels
Yellow fever is an acute infectious disease characterized
by jaundice, hemorrhages, albuminuria (albumin in the urine).
Cause. It is co...
|Plague (bubonic Plague)|
Plague is an infectious disease characterized by
inflammation and suppuration of the lymph nodes and cutaneous (skin)
hemorrhages. It has...
This is characterized by symptoms of severe general
infection, with hemorrhages, rapid course, and death in three or four
days, without t...
The symptoms are those of a severe "lobular" pneumonia,
with bloody sputum containing many bacilli. It is usually rapidly fatal.
A group of inflammatory intestinal affections, either acute or
chronic, and of infectious origin, characterized by frequent painful
Malarial fever is a group of diseases characterized by
intermittent, quotidian (daily), tertian (every other day) or quartan
|Intermittent Malarial Fever|
The symptoms of all these are the same, except that in tertian
fever, the paroxysms occur every third day; in quartan they occur every
|Remittent Or Continuous Malarial Fever (aestivo-autumnal Fever)|
form occurs in the temperate zone regions, especially in the summer and
autumn. The symptoms vary greatly. The fever may be irregula...
|Pernicious Malarial Fever|
This is a very dangerous disease. The chief
forms are the comatose, algid and hemorrhagic.
(a) Comatose form is characterized by deliri...
This occurs in the Mediterranean countries, India, China,
the Philippines and Porto Rico. The fever is irregular or marked by
Beri-beri is a disease rarely occurring in the United States.
It is usually found in the warmer climates and peculiar to certain regions
|Anthrax. (charbon, Wool Sorters' Disease, Splenic Fever)|
This is "an
acute infectious disease of animals, transmitted to man by inoculation
into the wounds, or by inhalation of, or swallowing th...
|Malignant Anthrax (swelling)|
In this lesion is a pustule, with very
marked swelling. It most frequently occurs on the eyelid and face and the
swelling may terminate i...
Tetanus or lockjaw, as it is commonly called, is an
infectious disease and is characterized by painful and violent
contractions of the vo...
This is an acute disease of the horse and occasionally of man.
It is called "glanders" when the affection appears in the nostrils, and is
|Big-jaw Or Lump-jaw. (actinomycosis)|
This is an infectious disease of
cattle, less frequently of man, and it is caused by what is called the
"ray fungus." This grows in the t...
This can be called an infectious inflammation of
the urethra, caused by the gonococcus, a microbe or germ, causing a
|Gonorrheal Arthitis. (gonorrheal Rheumatism)|
This is more common in men than women. Occurring during, and at
the end of or after inflammation of the urethra. It usually involves many
|Hip Joint Disease. (morbus Coxarius)|
This is more common in children
than in adults.
Cause. It is usually tubercular.
Symptoms. First stage. It may be overlooked; slight...
|Knee Joint Disease. (white Swelling)|
This is simply a tuberculous knee.
Treatment. Rest. Stop motion of the joint by some form of splint or
plaster of Paris cast. Get a goo...
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease, caused by
what is called the "Bacillus Leprae," and is characterized by the presence
|Lepra Tuberosa. (tuberculated, Nodulated Or Tegumentary (skin) Leprosy)|
This nodular type comprises from ten to fifty per cent of cases. After the
occurring of the symptoms just mentioned spotted lesions appe...
This form is more common in tropical countries and is
distinguished chiefly by its macular (spotty) lesions. In size they vary
from a sma...
|Lepra Anaesthetica. (nerve Leprosy)|
Before the development of this form of leprosy there
may be one or two years of ill-health. Usually the skin at this time
becomes in lo...
Rabies and hydrophobia are two different terms, meaning the
same disease, the former meaning to rage or become mad. This term applies
|Anaemia, Or Anemia|
This may be defined as a reduction of the amount of
blood as a whole or of its corpuscles, or of certain of its more important
This is characterized by great decrease of the red
cells of the blood with a relatively high color index and the presence of
|Secondary Anemia. Causes|
Hemorrhage form (bleeding). (a) Rapid bleeding
from the rupture of an aneurism, from a blow, or eating into the blood
vessels by an ulcer...
An affection characterized by persistent increase in the white
blood corpuscles, associated with changes, either alone or together, in
|False Leukaemia. (pseudo-leukaemia)|
Also called Hodgkin's disease,
malignant lymphoma, and general lymphadenoma. This is a progressive anemia
and enlargement of the lymph gl...
This is not strictly a disease, but a symptom. This includes a
group of affections characterized by hemorrhages into the skin.
This is a severe form, usually seen in delicate
girls. The cause is unknown.
Symptoms. Weakness, extensive purpuric spots (small blood ...
"Bleeders."--This is a hereditary disorder characterized by a
tendency to persistent bleeding, spontaneously or even after a slight
A constitutional disease characterized by weakness,
anemia, sponginess of the gums and tendencies to bleeding.
Causes. This disease has...
|Addison's Disease. Diseases Of The Suprarenal (above Kidneys) Bodies|
constitutional disease characterized by great weakness, stomach and bowel
symptoms, heart weakness, and dark coloring of the skin.
|Diseases Of The Spleen|
1. Rupture of the spleenThis may occur
spontaneously from no apparent cause, or from hurts received in cases of
typhoid or malaria.
|Diseases Of The Thyroid Gland|
Inflammation of the thyroid gland,
(Thyroiditis),--Acute inflammation of the gland, simple or suppurative. It
may develop in a patient wi...
|Goitre (bronchial). Causes|
No satisfactory explanation can be given for
this disease. It seems to be more prevalent where lime-stone water is
used. Heredity plays a...
|Goitre, Mothers' Remedies,--1. Three Ingredient Remedy For|
following treatment is excellent, but must be continued for several months:
Extract of Belladonna 1/2 dram
|Exophthalmic Goitre. (parry's, Graves Or Basedows Disease)|
characterized by exophthalmos (bulging of the eyes), Goitre, fast beating
of the heart, trembling and nervousness.
Causes. It is...
This is a constitutional disease due to atrophy (wasting away)
of the thyroid gland and characterized by swollen condition of the tissue
A neuralgia of one or more of the intercostal
nerves. These nerves run in a groove in the lower edge of the ribs.
Causes. It may develop ...
Pain occurring in the course of the nerves and in their area
of distribution. The pain has remission and intermissions, and is due to
This is as a rule a neuritis of the sciatic nerve or of its
cords of origin. It is characterized by pain chiefly along the course of
This term means a pain in the head, all over the head, or at
one particular spot. It may be only a symptom of a general constitutional
This may occur as a sick headache or be simply a
nervous headache: This occurs oftenest in a nervous person, or in persons
who are run do...
In this kind there is or seems to be too much blood
in the head. The patient may be stupid, with a flushed face. If conscious,
the brain ...
This commonly comes periodically, usually, one-
sided. It may occur at the same hour for several days in succession. The
pains are of all...
|Stomach Or Gastric Headache|
This, as the name indicates, is due to some
acute or chronic trouble with the stomach. It is caused by over-loading
the stomach, or eatin...
|Headache From Constipation|
This is frequent. There is generally a dull,
heavy feeling in the forehead, the head feels full and sometimes dizzy,
the patient feels bl...
This is so-called because the bilious symptoms are the
most prominent. It may be caused by violent anger, disputes, excessive
Women who suffer from womb troubles such as leucorrhea,
torn cervix, falling womb displacements and diseases of the inner womb,
These are very common. They may be regular every
month, and they are then caused by some trouble with the womb or ovaries,
or may be due ...
|Sick Headache. (migraine. Hemicrania)|
Migraine is a peculiar form of
severe paroxysms of unilateral (one side) headache often associated with
disorders of sight.
|First Thing To Do In Sick Headache|
It is well to remain in a darkened
room away from noise, etc. If the head throbs and beats very hard, either
a cold ice bag or hot applic...
If anemia is the cause, give tonics such as iron and
arsenic. If the patient feels faint and nauseated, a small cup of strong
hot coffee ...
|Nerve Tumors (neuroma)|
A morbid increase in the tissue-elements of the
peripheral (the external surface) nerves.
Varieties. True and False Nerve Tumors. True ...
|Inflammation Of The Bundles Of Nerve Fibres)|
Nagel describes it as "an
inflammation of the nerves of an acute or chronic nature, associated with
more or less degeneration, change in ...
This means that a single nerve of a group of adjacent
nerve trunks is affected. If a number of nerves are affected at the same
time it is...
Other names: Polyneuritis, Disseminated Neuritis,
Peripheral Neuritis. Meaning--Multiple neuritis is an inflammatory disease
of the perip...
|Neuritis From Lead|
The first symptoms are those of intestinal colic,
lead line on the gums, "dropped-wrist." The recovery is quite gradual and
the poison ma...
|In Neuritis From Arsenic|
We have disturbance of the stomach and bowels
first, then the legs and arms are about equally affected, weakened; may
recover in two to s...
Is a condition of weakness or exhaustion of the
nervous system, giving rise to various forms of mental and bodily
A state in which ideas control the body and produce morbid
changes in its functions.
Causes. It occurs mostly in women, and usually app...
|Symptoms Of The Paroxysms|
Convulsive seizures are common manifestations
of hysteria, and frequently present a great similarity to epilepsy. The
|Preventive Treatment Of Hysteria|
In order to be successful in this line
of treatment the cause must be found and treated. An English physician
writes: "It is pitiable to ...
|Physicians' Treatment For Hysteria|
If there is any womb trouble, it must
be attended to. There is frequently trouble with the menses in cases of
hysteria. It sometimes come...
|Epilepsy. (falling Sickness)|
This is an affection of the nervous system,
characterized by attacks of unconsciousness, with or without convulsion.
Causes. In a large...
|Characteristic Paroxysm Of The Major Attacks|
This may be ushered in by a
localized sensation, known as the Aura, in some part of the body; but it
may come without any warning and sud...
|Physicians' Treatment. What To Do During The Attack Of Epilepsy|
the patient from injuring himself, loosen the clothing, take off the
collar or anything tight about the neck. Place a cork or spool ...
|Shaking Palsy. (paralysis Agitans)|
This is a chronic affection of the
nervous system, characterized by muscular weakness, trembling and
Causes. It usually occu...
A partial or total inability to express thoughts in words or to
Varieties. Motor and sensory aphasia.
|Writers' Cramp. Causes|
This occurs much oftener in men than in women,
and usually between the ages of twenty-five and forty. The predisposing
causes are a nervo...
|Apoplexy. (cerebral Hemorrhage). (brain Hemorrhage). Causes|
(hemorrhage) into the brain substance is almost always due to an affection
of the walls of the large or small arteries of the br...
|Apoplexy. 1. Mothers' Remedies, Simple Yet Effective Remedy For|
the feet of the patient in hot water and mustard," This is a very simple
treatment for such a serious disease, but very often will...
A loss of movement, entire or partial, in the voluntary
muscles of the body. When this loss of power is complete it is called
|Physicians' Treatment For Palsy|
Remove the cause. Give salts and iodide
of potash. Paralysis from arsenic, mercury, zinc or copper:--The symptoms
are those of neuritis a...
|Congestion Of The Brain. (hyperaemia)|
The brain is too full of blood.
Causes. For Active Congestion. Over-exertion in study, etc.; chronic
pletbora (too much blood in the bl...
|Cerebral Anemia. (too Little Blood In The Brain). Causes|
general anemia, and mental excitement.
Symptoms. "Fainting spells," dizziness, the ears ring and there are spots
|Tumors Of The Brain And Inflammation, Abscess, Etc. Abscess.|
Causes. This is always secondary and comes from some other part of the
body. It comes often in young and middle life and is more commo...
|Tumors Of The Brain|
Varieties in order of their frequency. Gumma,
tuberculous tumors, glioma, sarcoma, cancer, etc.
Causes. Predisposing. Men are about twi...
|Sarcoma And Cancer Are Rare.|
Symptoms. The most of the growths start in the membranes of the brain,
and by compressing a certain part of the brain they produce the...
|Syphilis Of The Brain|
Causes. The symptoms of syphilis of the brain,
belong to the third stage of the disease, and are rarely ever observed
until at least one ...
|General Paresis. (paretic Dementia)|
This belongs under diseases of the mind, but
there are so many cases that a description of this disease may be
instructive and interest...
Insomnia is not a disease, but a symptom of disease. It may,
however, become so active, prominent, and important a symptom as to
|Anemic Congestion. Diet|
A light supper before retiring, like hot milk,
broths, milk punch, etc., will very frequently promote sleep by removing
the cause and qui...
There is a tendency to sleep walking in some families,
often more than one child will do this to a greater or less extent. It is
This may be inherited to some extent; excitement,
nervousness, bodily fatigue, want of rest, etc., make it worse.
MOTHER'S REMEDY. 1. S...
This is caused by intermittent, sudden contraction of the
diaphragm; obstinate hiccough is a very distressing symptom and sometimes
|Injuries To The Head. Concussion Or Laceration Of The Brain|
may be injured by a blow on the head, or indirectly by falling fully upon
the feet or sitting down hard upon the buttocks.
|Injuries Of The Spinal Cord. Concussion Of The Spine|
A severe jarring of
the body followed by a group of spinal symptoms supposed to be due to some
minute changes in the cord, of an unknown ...
|Traumatism Of The Cord. (blows, Etc.)|
(Fractures and dislocations,
gunshot and stab wounds, etc.).
Symptoms. They differ according to the place where the cord is injured.
|Organic Diseases Of The Spinal Cord. Caisson Disease|
This affection occurs in divers, bridge builders, and others who
are subject to increased atmospheric pressure. The symptoms develop on
Myelitis is an inflammation of the spinal cord.
Causes. It may occur at any age, and is more common in male than in
female. The excitin...
|Locomotor Ataxia. Tabes Dorsalis. Posterior Spinal Sclerosis)|
hardening (sclerosis) affecting the posterior parts of the spinal cord and
characterized by incoordination, which means a condition whe...
|Hereditary Ataxia. Friedrich's Disease|
This peculiar disease is due to a
degenerative disease of the posterior and lateral columns (parts) of the
spinal cord, occurring in chil...
|Infantile Paralysis. (acute Anterior Polio Myelitis)|
This is an acute
disease occurring almost exclusively in young children with paralysis,
followed by rapid dwindling of the muscles of the...
Taste-Buds. There are three kinds of papillae or eminences on the
human tongue,--the circumvallate, the fungiform and the filiform. The
The earliest reference to insanity is found in the
book of Deuteronomy. Another reference is in Samuel where it speaks
|Causes Of Insanity|
There are many and various causes. One author states:
"Mental abnormality is always due to either imperfect or eccentric
|Other Causes Of Insanity|
Imperfect Nutrition. Whatever tends to weaken
the brain or exhaust the central forces of life must favor the growth of
insanity. The bra...
|Melancholia (sad Mania)|
Melancholia is a disease characterized by great
Causes--Predisposition, physical disease, dissipation, work and worr...
Is generally the result of some mental shock.
CHRONIC MELANCHOLIA is the end of all other forms of mental depression.
All these hav...
This type of insanity means a raving and furious madness. There
are many cases of this kind. The causes are many and may be the same as
This term literally means "from mind," out of mind, and such a
person is in a state of the most deplorable mental poverty. We all have
|Senile (old Age) Dementia May Be Primary|
Acute dementia attacks both
sexes, but it occurs most often in females, though in a milder degree. It
is a disease of youth, being rarely...
Shakespeare says, "Last scene of all, that ends this
strange, eventful history, is second childishness and mere oblivion; sans
Wine, worry and women produce a great many cases of this
disease. The doctors claim a notorious criminal now committed to one
asylum and ...
|Rheumatic Gout. (rheumatic Arthritis. Arthritis Deformans)|
occurs most often from thirty to fifty-five, usually in women, generally
at or after the change of life, and most frequently in...
A disorder of nutrition characterized by excess of uric
acid in the blood, attacks of acute arthritis (inflammation of joints)
This is a term applied to serious symptoms which
sometimes go with rapid improvement of the local joint conditions. There
are severe pain...
|Rheumatic Fever (articular Rheumatism)|
Causes. This may be acute or
chronic. It is an infectious disease characterized by inflammation of
several joints. The joints are held in...
Causes. Heredity may predispose to it. It is most
common in those who are exposed to hard labor in the cold and wet;
especially in women ...
|Physicians' Treatment For Rheumatism|
Dr. Hare gives the following to
rub on large joints:
1. Ichthyol 1/2 to 1 ounce
Lard 1 ounce
2. Tincture of Aconit...
This is a very painful affection of the voluntary
muscles, called also neuralgia, or according to its location, torticollis
(stiff neck, ...
|Treatment For Stiff Neck. Wry Neck, (torticollis)|
Warmth applied either
dry or moist as hot salt bag or fomentations of hops, etc. Parke, Davis &
Co., Detroit, now make a preparation call...
|A Mothers' Remedy For Stiff Neck|
Hot Salt and Oil of Sassafras. "If
troubled with stiff neck, fill a bag with hot salt and sleep on it, or rub
the neck with oil of sassaf...
|Physicians' Treatment For Rheumatism|
Preventive. Avoid exposure as
stated for other rheumatism. Rest the chest by strapping with adhesive
plaster as in pleurisy. Porous plast...
A disorder of nutrition in which sugar accumulates in
the blood and is excreted in the urine, the daily amount of which is
A chronic affection characterized by the passage of
large quantities of normal urine of low specific gravity.
Causes. It is most often ...
An excessive development of fat; it may be hereditary. It occurs
most frequently in women of middle age and in children. Its chief cause i...
(In the following article on cancer we quote in part from
material issued by the Public Health Department of the State of Michigan).
|When To Suspect Cancer And What To Do|
External or Exposed
Cancer. Cancer of the exposed or surface parts of the body, such as the
skin of the lip, nose, cheek, forehead, templ...
|Cancer Of The Stomach|
The beginning of cancer of the stomach is very
difficult to recognize and it is far safer and wiser, upon the appearance
of the first sus...
|Cancer Of The Uterus|
What women should know regarding it. The menopause
or change of life comes on gradually, rarely suddenly. It is not preceded
|Cancer Of The Breast|
Eighty-one per cent of an tumors of the breast are
cancer or become so. Whenever a woman feels a lump in her breast,
particularly if she ...
This is very malignant. This kind is divided into two
classes, Scirrhus and Epithelial.
1. Scirrhus cancer. This is a hard, irregular g...
|Colloid Cancer; Jelly-like Substance|
The cancer cells have undergone a
degeneration in one of the preceding varieties. The material it contains
is a semi-translucent, glisten...
|2. The Epithelial Cancer (carcinoma)|
These always spring from free
epithelium-clad surfaces, as the skin, and mucous membranes or from the
glands of the same. These growths a...
A tumor is a new growth which produces a localized enlargement of
a part, or an organ, has no tendency to a spontaneous cure, has no usefu...
Diagnosis. It is uncommon under thirty, quite common after.
Epithelioma of the lower lip is limited almost entirely to men. If, then,
|Heart Disease, Emergency Treatment|
For collapse or fainting, loosen
clothing, lie down, rub camphor on forehead, and keep quiet.
To Revive When Fainting. Smell of camphor...
The pulse may be slow and weak or fast and weak.
Digitalis. Give five drops of the tincture in a little water. Another
dose can be give...
|Palpitation Of The Heart|
Irregular or forcible heart beat action usually
perceived by the person troubled.
Causes. Hysteria, nervous exhaustion, violent emotion...
The heart is the central organ of the entire system and
consists of a hollow muscle; by its contraction the blood is pumped to all
This is an inflammation of the pericardium, the sac
containing the heart.
Primary or First Causes. They refer in this disease to a pecu...
Inflammation of the lining of the heart chiefly confined to
the valves; it may be acute or chronic.
Simple Kind, Cause. Occurs at all a...
Usually occurs in persons under middle age.
Generally follows acute endocarditis. It may be caused by syphilis,
alcoholism, gout, and pro...
|Chronic Valvular Disease|
Results of valve lesions. Narrowing of a valve
causes increased difficulty in emptying the chamber of the heart behind
it. Insufficiency ...
|Aortic Insufficiency Or Incompetency|
The valves are not doing their work
Symptoms. They are often long absent; headache, dizziness, faintness,
flashes of light...
|Narrowing (aortic Stenosis)|
Caused by chronic endocarditis, etc. Their
valve segments are usually adherent to each other by their margins and are
thickened and disto...
|Mitral Insufficiency Or Incompetency|
This is the most common valvular
disease. The segments of the valve may be shortened and deformed. There is
often stenosis (narrowing) ca...
This is the narrowing of the valve opening. It is most
common in young persons, chiefly females. The narrowing of the valve
opening may b...
|Tricuspid (valve) Insufficiency|
Cause. Usually due to dilatation of the
right ventricle in mitral disease or with lung emphysema or other
obstruction to the lungs' circu...
|Tricuspid Stenosis (narrowing)|
Rare except in cases from the time of
Recovery from the valvular disease, depends upon the degree of
compensation maintained an...
This occurs often in old age, prolonged, infectious, wasting
disease, anemia, alcoholism, poisoning by phosphorus and arsenic.
True angina, which is a rare disease, is characterized
by paroxysms of agonizing pain in the region of the heart, extending into
A localized or diffused thickness of the inner coat and
then of the other coats of the arteries. Arteries look lumpy and are
This is a local dilatation of an artery. A local tumor.
Treatment. Absolute rest, restrict fluids. There is always danger from
This is an inflammation of the muscle substance of the
heart. It may be acute or chronic.
Causes. Endocarditis and pericarditis in the ...
|Phlebitis, Inflammation Of The Veins|
Causes. Some irritation of the
vein, as a puncture or any other injury accompanied by infection.
Symptoms. Pain and tenderness along th...
|Varicose Veins (varix)|
This term means an enlarged, elongated, tortuous,
knotty condition of the veins. The term "varicose veins" is restricted in
general use t...
|Physicians' Treatment For Varicose Veins|
Palliative. Remove the cause
if possible. Treat the heart and lung troubles. Remove the pelvic tumors.
In pregnancy, the woman afflicted ...
A lens is made of glass and prisms graded in strength, one surface
curved, and has the power of refracting or changing the direction of th...
|Injuries Of The Iris|
Concussion of the eyeball may produce an irregular
dilation of the pupil. This is due to paralysis of the sphincter muscle of
the pupil, ...
This is an opacity of the crystalline lens or its capsule. The
lens is not clear and bright and keeps the light from going through it.
The vast majority of these cataracts are found after the
age of fifty. They simply come without any known cause. Of course, injury
|Symptoms Of Senile (old Age) Cataract|
Blurred vision, flashes and
streaks of light, dark spots, double vision. There is no pain. Eye strain
due to imperfect sight. Sometimes t...
|Sympathetic Inflammation Of The Eye|
condition in which the healthy eye becomes the seat of a destructive
inflammation transferred from the other...
|Symptoms In The Exciting Eye|
This is more or less congested and painful;
when pressure is made upon the upper lid, it shows tenderness. The tension
is not as strong; ...
|In The Sympathizing Eye|
There is an inflammation involving the choroid,
ciliary body and iris. There is pain, tenderness, small blocked pupil and
sight is poor.
|Inflammation Of The Retina From Bright's Disease|
The retina is a very delicate structure and we are often able
to diagnose Bright's disease from the peculiar effect it produces upon the...
|Film On The Eye Pterygium|
This is a growth beginning near the inner or
outer corner and extending with its point towards the center of the
|Ulcer Of The Cornea|
Causes. Poor general health is an underlying cause
or the cornea itself may be poorly nourished. Ulcers are common among the
|Inflammation Of The Eye Of Newly Born (ophthalmia Neonatorum)|
This is a
severe inflammation of the conjunctiva in the new born infant, usually due
to a discharge from the mother and it is characteriz...
|Acute Catarrhal Conjunctivitis (pink Eye)|
Definition. This is an acute
inflammation of the mucous membranes under the eyelids, and there is
congestion (too much blood), swelling a...
This is a swelling beginning in a gland or glands at
the edge of the lid and pus forms finally.
Causes. Inflammation of the edge of the...
This means a chronic inflammation of the margin
or edge of the eyelids accompanied by congestion, thickening and
ulceration of the parts ...
The aqueous humor completely fills the anterior and
posterior chambers of the eyeball. The anterior chamber is the space
bounded in front...
This is a delicate membrane, upon the surface of which the
images of external objects are received. Its outer surface is in contact
This is almost circular in shape. It is convex anteriorly and
projects forward from the sclerotic in the same manner that a watch glass
|Diseases Of The Eye And Ear|
The first thing we notice in looking at the eye may be the lids and at
each edge are the eyelashes. When this edge becomes inflamed it...
|Squint Or Strabismus|
Both lines of sight are not directed towards the
same object of fixation.
Internal or Convergent Squint. Where one eye is turned inward...
|Ear And Its Diseases|
The external ear is called auricle or pinna. It is an oval funnel-shaped
organ. The canal leading in to the membrane (drum) is called ...
|Eczema Of The External Ear (auricle)|
This is an inflammatory disease of
the skin, and in the poorer classes it is very frequent. It is quite a
common disease in old age. It d...
|Hardened Wax Or Impacted Cerumen|
This mass may be mixed with foreign
bodies or be made up of "wax" alone.
Symptoms. A large mass of wax may remain in the ear for many y...
|Foreign Bodies In The Ear|
These are not of frequent occurrence. In the
case of children these bodies may comprise such objects as pebbles, beads,
beans, pieces of ...
|Disease Of The Middle Ear|
The ordinary cold in the head rarely runs its
course without one of the eustachian tubes at least is involved to some
|Simple Inflammation Of The Eustachian Tube|
Causes. Acute colds,
inflammation of the nose and pharynx, tonsilitis.
Symptoms. The ear may feel full and numb, roaring in the ear may...
|Acute Catarrhal Inflammation Of The Middle Ear|
Causes. Acute coryza,
acute pharyngitis, influenza, scarlet fever, inflammation of the
eustachian tube, gargling, bathing, employing the ...
|Serous Mucous Exudation Into The Middle Ear|
The disease just described
is often associated with an (exudation) watery oozing of fluid into the
middle ear, but the following conditio...
|Chronic Catarrhal Inflammation Of The Middle Ear|
The expression, acute
inflammation of the middle ear, is rightly employed when it is applied to
a case in which the underlying cause is o...
|Acute Suppurative Inflammation Of The Middle Ear|
This inflammation of
the middle ear is one in which, at an early stage of the disease, the free
liquid poured out assumes a pus-like char...
|Chronic Suppurative Inflammation Of The Middle Ear|
An inflammation that
forms pus; hence called suppurative. This is an inflammation that has
become chronic (continued) and has one charact...
|Inflammation Of The Mastoid' Cells. (acute Or Chronic Mastoiditis)|
disease represents one of the most serious terminations of an acute or a
chronic suppurative inflammation of the middle ear. This is...
This is usually the result of a disease and is merely a
symptom. Diseases of the middle ear, rupture of the drum membrane, and
The general belief exists that earache is something which is
quite harmless and entirely different from a genuine inflammation of the
This is due to the fact that the flesh or bony parts do not
quite properly unite. It may form a single or double hare-lip, or
The bones that form the hard palate do not unite in the
median line and a longitudinal opening is left in the roof of the mouth.
This is ...
|Crooked Feet. Talipes|
There are many varieties. The treatment should be
begun, under the instructions of a physician, and continued from infancy
and many a goo...
|Bow Legs. (genu Varum)|
This is the opposite of knock knees, and the
deformity usually affects both limbs, the knees being widely separated.
The disease begins i...
|Club Foot (talipes)|
1. The heel may be drawn up and the foot extended (Talipes Equinus).
2. The foot may be flexed, bent up, (Talipes Calcaneu...
|Alcoholism. Acute Symptoms|
The face is flushed, the breath has the odor
of liquor, the pulse is full and bounding with deep respiration. Reason,
memory, judgment an...
This results from protracted or periodic "sprees."
Symptoms. The face is red, the capillaries are dilated, eyes are watery,
This is a brain manifestation of chronic alcoholism
occurring in steady drinkers after excessive drinking or sudden withdrawal
This is different; withdraw the alcohol and
substitute strychnine, one-thirtieth of a grain three or four times a day,
nourishing food, c...
|Morphine Habit. (morphinomania--morphinism)|
This is usually acquired by
the repeated use of the hypodermic syringe for pain. It is also used by
the mouth or opium smoking.
The drug is taken as a snuff, hypodermically, or in sprays
and often the habit is formed when given as sprays, etc., in disease.
|Chloral Habit. Symptoms|
After a slight primary exhilaration there is
depression of the mind and body; skin eruptions, bad breath, spongy gums,
poor appetite, ind...
|Lead Poisoning. (plumbism-saturnism). Causes|
It is common in lead
smelters and grinders, painters, glaziers, and plumbers, whose hands are
not washed before eating. The lead is absor...
|Food Poisoning. (bromototoxismus)|
Food may contain the specific
organisms of disease, as of tuberculosis or trichinosis; milk and other
foods may become infected with typh...
Called also heat exhaustion; thermic fever, coup de Soleil.
A condition produced by exposure to excessive heat.
Heat Exhaustion. This i...
|Sunstroke. Heat Stroke, Thermic (heat) Fever|
This occurs in persons
chiefly who, while working very hard are exposed to the sun. Soldiers who
are marching with their heavy accoutreme...
1. Place the patient flat on his back.
2. Raise the feet and lower his head, unless blueness of the face occurs.
3. Make the patient ...
Place the patient on her back, with the head low and feet
raised unless the face is flushed. The face is generally pale.
Loosen the clo...
|Dog Bites (not Rabid)|
Treat the same as for any torn wound, wash out
thoroughly with hot water and an ounce of salt in a pint of water. There
is no danger of h...
|Poisoned Wounds. Mosquito Bite|
Remove the sting in the wound. Diluted
vinegar applied to the bites is sometimes of help. Camphor is also good.
Naturalists have discovered twenty-seven species of poisonous
serpents and one poisonous lizard; eighteen species of these are true
|Symptoms Of A Snake Bite|
The symptoms are similar in bites of poisonous
snakes. Pain in the wound, slight at first, but becoming more severe, with
rapid swelling ...
|Stings, Mothers' Remedies|
1. Leaves of Geranium Good for Bee or
Wasp. "Bruise the leaves of geranium and bind on the affected part. This
has proved an excellent, t...
A dislocation is the putting out of joint some bone, such
as the elbow or shoulder bone or bones. The bone has slipped out of its
|Dislocation Of The Jaw|
It is not possible to close the mouth. The chin
is too far forward. The jaw may turn toward the other side in one-sided
|Shoulder Joint Dislocation|
There is a depression of the skin over the
cavity. The shoulder is flattened. The bone of the arm points to where the
head of the bone is...
|Finger Or Thumb Dislocation|
If the joint is dislocated forward pull the
front part forward and backward. If it is dislocated backwards, pull the
front part of the fi...
They are simply broken bones or cartilage, usually applied
popularly to a broken bone.
Varieties. Simple fracture means a break of the ...
This should be of cotton. In case of necessity, handkerchiefs,
towels, pieces of muslin, cloths; hay or grass can be used temporarily.
In emergencies splints can be made from shingles, pasteboards or
|How To Take Hold Of A Broken Leg Or Arm|
Never take hold of it from
above, but slip the hands underneath, and then take a firm but gentle hold
at two points a short distance from...
|For The Forearm|
Two padded splints three to four inches wide and long
enough to take in the hand also should be applied, one to the thumb, and
the other ...
|For The Arm|
Put on two padded splints from the shoulder to the elbow,
one in front and the one behind, and bind on at the bottom and top. Then
|For A Broken Leg|
Pull on the foot gently to make slight extension, and
lift the leg on a pillow or some sort of pad, and tie this firmly about
the leg; or...
|For A Broken Thigh, Upper Leg|
The splint should extend from under the
arm to the ankle, padded and bound to the body and to the leg by means of
long towels or pieces o...
|For A Broken Collar Bone|
Place the patient on his back if he is to be
moved and put a firm pad in the arm pit and bind the arm to the side with
the forearm across...
Put on a towel, about eight to twelve inches wide. This
should go around the body and be pinned tightly; or, if you have a roll of
|A Broken Jaw|
Take a strong piece of muslin, long enough to reach around
the neck and eight inches longer. Split this through the center to within
Put the parts in place by pressure and moulding. It is
easily done. Do not hurry. Put a strip of adhesive plaster across the
bridge of th...
Sprains or wrenches of the joints are caused by a twist or a
blow. The injury consists in the tear or rupture of a number of the fibres
A Burn is caused by dry heat.
A Scald is caused by moist heat.
A superficial burn, upon a young child, that involves the third of...
|Burns From Acid|
Soda, chalk, whiting, sprinkled over the surface of the
skin and covered with moist coverings of gauze. Egg albumen is also good
|Bums From Alkali (like Potash Or Strong Ammonia)|
Vinegar poured over the
part, or dress with a mild solution of boric acid. One teaspoonful to four
ounces of water.
They are named cut (incised); contused, such as made by a
Lacerated or torn, when the tissues are torn or ragged.
From a sharp pointed instrument, nail, etc. The first
thing to do is to cleanse the wound thoroughly with hot water and about
|Rusty Nail Wound, Simple Guard Against Serious Results From|
little while we read of someone who has run a rusty nail in his foot or
some other part of his person, and lockjaw has resulted th...
|Things In The Ear; Buttons, Beads, Etc|
The bent hairpin is good to use
for removing these objects, unless it is too far in. Sometimes the object
can be washed out with a stream...
Loosen all clothing. Put something hard between the
teeth to keep the patient from biting his tongue. Allow plenty of sleep
|In-growing Toe-nails. Causes|
Pressure from improperly fitting shoes, or
a wrong way of cutting the nails. The flesh along the nails becomes
inflamed. Toe-nails should...
If one has had a severe fall and is wholly or partially conscious,
move as little as possible, in case of broken bones. Remain in a
|Fire In Clothing|
Keep quiet, and away from a draught. Wrap anything
handy around him and roll him. Leave only the head and face uncovered.
Keep mouth clos...
|Choking. (foreign Bodies In The Larynx)|
Produce vomiting. Give an
emetic, warm water, melted lard, vaselin or one teaspoonful of mustard in
one-half glass of warm water and drin...
|Things In The Nose. Corn, Peas, Beans, Buttons, Etc|
get such things in their nose and also ears. They should be removed soon
and then there will be no harm done. They ha...
|Treatment Of The Drowned, Suffocated Or Electrically Shocked|
The one action of first importance in the treatment of the drowned,
the suffocated or the electrically shocked is to restore breathing. ...
|Schaefer Method Of Effecting Artificial Respiration In Case Of Drowning|
After an investigation and comparison of the different methods
of artificial respiration, Schaefer suggests one which is by far the
|To Resuscitate The Drowned|
First: Lose no time in recovering the body
from the water. Always try to restore life; for while ten minutes under
the water is usually t...
|How To Keep From Drowning|
To keep from drowning it is advisable, but not
necessary, to know how to swim. The human body in the water weighs little
more than a poun...
|How To Find Drowned Persons|
Make a board raft, ten or twelve feet
square. Cut a round hole in the center, eight or ten inches in diameter.
Lie down on the raft with ...
|Electric Shock, Etc|
In suffocation by smoke or any poisonous gas, as
also by hanging if the neck is not broken, and in suspended breathing from
effects of ch...
|Bathing In Sewage Polluted Waters Is Dangerous|
Cases have been reported
where typhoid fever has been contracted by bathing in streams below cities
and villages. Probably this occurred ...
Sudden collapse; slow, feeble, irregular pulse, and
breathing; tickling in the mouth and the extremities, giddiness, great
Stupid, confused, giddy, staggers, drowsy, but can be
aroused; full pulse, deep snoring, respiration, injected eyes, dilated
pupils, low ...
Intense inflammation of the stomach and bowels, often
with bloody vomiting and purging; lips and tongue swollen; violent
difficulty in br...
Metallic taste, violent vomiting, becoming bloody,
feeble pulse; pain and burning in the stomach. Violent watery purging,
Violent burning in the stomach, nausea and vomiting,
retching, thirst, purging of blood and mucus, suppressed urine, cramps in
the legs, ...
|Arsenical Poisoning, Chronic Cases, Causes|
Inhaling arsenic from dyes,
in wall-paper, carpet, etc, Taking it in by the mouth in handling dyed
paper, artificial flowers, etc., and i...
Flushed face, red eyes, throbbing head, pulse fast,
dizzy, staggering, hot and dry throat, dilated pupils, scarlet rash on the
Flushed face, red eyes, throbbing head, pulse fast,
dizzy, staggering, hot and dry throat, dilated pupils, scarlet rash on the
|Blue Stone. Symptoms|
Vomiting and purging, taste of metal, severe pains,
dizziness and headache and sometimes insensibility.
Treatment. Emetics such as must...
|Blue Vitriol. Symptoms|
Vomiting and purging, taste of metal, severe
pains, dizziness and headache and sometimes insensibility.
Antidote. Jeaunel's antidote.
|Carbolic Acid. Symptoms|
Immediately burning pain from mouth to stomach;
giddiness, loss of consciousness, collapse, partial suppression of the
Deep sleep, livid look, pulse weak, breathing slow,
pupils contracted during sleep, but dilated when awake, temperature low.
Intense corrosion of the mouth and stomach, bleeding
and cramps in the bowels.
Treatment. Emetics. Mustard water, warm salt water, lard...
|Corrosive Sublimate. Symptoms|
Burning heat in stomach and bowels,
vomiting, diarrhea, with bloody stools, tongue white, shriveled:
suppressed urine, gums sore, salivat...
|Cheese, Spoiled. Symptoms|
Vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, weakness, cold
hands and feet.
Treatment. Emetics, such as warm water and salt until patient vomits
|Deadly Night-shade. Symptoms|
Flushed face, red eyes, throbbing head,
pulse fast, dizzy, staggering, hot and dry throat, dilated pupils, scarlet
rash on the skin. Pati...
|Fowler's Solution. Symptoms|
Violent burning in the stomach, nausea and
vomiting, retching, thirst, purging of blood and mucus, suppressed urine,
cramps in the legs, ...
|Hydrochloric Acid, Symptoms|
The stomach and bowels are irritated and
inflamed, the mouth may burn and bleed; swallowing is difficult; "coffee
grounds" vomiting.; pul...
|Hellebore, White And Green. Symptoms|
Pain and burning in the bowels,
vomiting and diarrhea, slow weak pulse, pupils dilated usually.
Treatment. Emetics, such as mustard wat...
Pain in throat and stomach, vomiting is yellow from the
iodine, or blue if starch is in the stomach; color and odor of iodine on
Intense inflammation of the stomach and bowels, often with
bloody vomiting and purging; lips and tongue swollen; violent difficulty
Excitement at first, soon weariness weighty limbs,
sleepiness, pin-point pupils, pulse and breathing slow and strong, patient
|Mercuric Chloride. Symptoms|
Burning heat in stomach and bowels,
vomiting, diarrhea, with bloody stools, tongue white, shriveled,
suppressed urine, gums sore, salivat...
Excitement at first, soon weariness, weighty limbs,
sleepiness, pin-point pupils, pulse and breathing slow and strong; patient
|Nux Vomica. Symptoms|
Appear quickly. Terrible convulsions, in paroxysms,
devilish grin, the body is curved backward, jaw set.
Treatment. Cause vomiting with...
|Nitric Acid. Symptoms|
The stomach and bowels are irritated and inflamed,
the mouth may burn and bleed; swallowing is difficult. "Coffee grounds"
|Oxalic Acid. Symptoms|
Hot acrid taste; burning, vomiting, collapse, numb
Antidotes. Lime or chalk.
Treatment. Medicines, soothing drinks, flax...
Excitement at first, soon weariness, weighty limbs,
sleepiness, pin-point pupils, pulse and breathing slow and strong, patient
|Paris Green. Symptoms|
Violent burning in the stomach, nausea, and
vomiting, retching, thirst, purging of blood and mucus, suppressed urine,
cramps in the legs,...
Excitement at first, soon weariness, weighty limbs,
sleepiness, pin-point pupils, pulse and breathing slow and strong, patient
|Phosphorus Matches. Symptoms|
Vomiting and pain, the vomit may be
luminous in the dark, characteristic odor, after several days deep
jaundice, blood in vomited matter ...
|Potash, Caustic. Symptoms|
Intense inflammation of the stomach and
bowels, often with bloody vomiting and purging; lips and tongue swollen;
violent difficulty in br...
|Poisonous Plants. Symptoms|
Vomiting, terrible weakness.
Treatment. Emetics such as warm mustard water, warm salt water, goose
grease, vaselin, lard, etc.; strong ...
|Rough On Rats. Symptoms|
Violent burning in stomach, nausea, and
vomiting, retching, thirst, purging of blood and mucus, Suppressed urine,
cramps in legs, intense...
Intense inflammation of the stomach and bowels,
often with bloody vomiting and purging; lips and tongue swollen; violent
difficulty in br...
Object looks blue, then yellow, ringing ears,
Treatment. Emetics such as warm mustard water, warm salt water, goose
Appear quickly. Terrible convulsions, in paroxysms,
devilish grin, the body is curved backward, jaw set.
Treatment. Cause vomiting, wit...
|Spoiled Foods. Symptoms|
Vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, weakness, cold hands
Treatment. Emetics such as warm salt water until patient vomits freely;
|Sulphuric Acid. Symptoms|
The stomach and bowels are irritated and
inflamed, the mouth may burn and bleed; swallowing is difficult. "Coffee
grounds" vomiting. Puls...
|Tartar Emetic. Symptoms|
Metallic taste, violent vomiting, becoming
bloody, feeble pulse; pain and burning in the stomach. Violent watery
purging, becoming bloody...
Vomiting, terrible weakness.
Treatment. Emetics, such as warm salt water, warm mustard water, goose
grease, lard, vaselin, etc.; then s...
|Wine Of Antimony. Symptoms|
Metallic taste, violent vomiting, becoming
bloody, feeble pulse; pain and burning in the stomach. Violent watery
purging, becoming bloody...
Homeopathic medicines should be kept in a dry cool place. Do
not leave them standing open among odors or exposed to bright lights. The
|Care Of Medicine In The Sick Room|
Use a clean tumbler and when not using
cover the tumbler with a small saucer or piece of cardboard. Set it in a
cool place and where it i...
Gelsemium IX dil. Put ten drops in a glass half full of water
and give one to two teaspoonfuls everyone-half to two hours. Feels sick,
Meaning a simple inflammation of the mouth.
Mercurius sol. 3X trit. (tablet form). Give one to two every one to three
hours, according ...
|Aphthae (thrush) In Children|
l Mercurius sol. 3X trit. (tablet form).
Indicated when it extends downward and produces diarrhea. Give one tablet
every four hours for a...
|Diseases Of The Teeth|
Chamomilla 1X dil. Put ten drops in one-half glass
full of water and give one to two teaspoonfuls everyone to three hours.
This is especi...
|Diseases Of The Gums|
Hepar sulph. 3X trit. (tablet form) is good when
teeth are ulcerated and decayed. Take one to two tablets every three
hours. Or use,
|Uvula, Inflammation Of|
Aconite 2X di1. Ten drops of this in a glass half
full of water and give one to two teaspoonfuls everyone to three hours,
when there is f...
|Throat, Inflammation Of|
Aconite 2X dil. Ten drops in a glass one-half
full of water and give two teaspoonfuls everyone to three hours, in the
first stage attende...
|Pharyngitis, Inflammation Of The Pharynx|
Aconite 2X dil., Belladonna 3X dil., and Mercurius 3X trit. (tablet form)
according to symptoms given above.
|Tonsils, Tonsilitis And Quinsy|
Aconite 2X dil. In the first twenty-four
hours when there is fever, full pulse and dry skin.
Belladonna 3X dil. instead, when there is ...
|Enlarged Tonsil (chronic)|
Baryta Carb. 3X trit. (tablet form). Take one
to two tablets daily for some time.
Antitoxin is the best remedy.
Belladonna 3X dil. Ten to fifteen drops in one-half glass of water and
give two teaspoonfuls every one to...
|Esophagus, Inflammation Of|
Aconite 2X dil. if there is much fever.
Belladonna 3X dil. If there is much local pain.
|Gastritis, Acute Inflammation|
Aconite 2X dil. Put ten drops or fifteen
drops in a half-glass of water and give when there is active and violent
inflammation with full ...
Arsenicum alb. 3X trit. (tablet form), one to two
tablets four times a day when there is much emaciation and when there is
much desire to...
Nux vomica 3X trit. (tablet form), Mercurius vivus 3X trit.
(tablet form), Bryonia alb. 2X dil. are main remedies.
Pains in the stomach.
Nux vomica 3X trit. (tablet form) with pressure and cramps in the stomach,
more particularly if the patient uses ...
Nux Vomica 3X trit. (tablet form). For acid vomiting, one
tablet dry on the tongue every fifteen minutes.
Ipecac 3X trit. (tablet form)...
Acute inflammation of the small intestines.
Aconite 2X dil. Put ten drops in a glass half full of water and give one
to two teaspoonful...
|Large Intestine, Inflammation|
Aconite 2X dil. at the beginning. Chilly,
fever, hot dry skin, usual symptoms and dose.
Arsenicum alb. 3X trit. (tablet form). One to t...
|Dysentery And Diarrhea|
Nux Vomica 3X trit. (tablet form). One to two
tablets every one to two hours when there is pain before stool and
relieved by the passage....
Arsenicum alb. 3X trit. (tablet form). One to two tablets
on tongue every fifteen minutes until better, when there is watery burning
Aconite 2X dil. at the beginning.
Belladonna 3X dil. after the first twenty-four hours.
Bryonia alb. 2X dil. Pains are sharp, shootin...
Correct diet and habits.
Bryonia 2X dil.
Nux Vomica 3X trit. (tablet form).
Sulphur 6X trit. (tablet form).
Opium 6X dilution. ...
Colocynthis 1X dil. Put ten drops in a glass half full of water
and give two teaspoonfuls every fifteen minutes until better. When the
Opium 6X dil. As usual, prepared, and given every one to
two hours, when the constipation is obstinate, hard abdomen, with intense
Nux Vomica 3X trit. (tablet form). One tablet after each meal and
before retiring. Constipation with pain in the lower back and in the low...
|Bowel Falling (prolapsus Ani)|
Tincture Cina is good when caused by
worms, one-tenth to one drop of the tincture every two hours.
Mercurius 3X trit. (tablet form) whe...
Tincture of Cina from one-tenth drop to two drops four times a day
for pin (seat) (thread worms) and round worms.
SymptomsBoring of the...
Aconite first stage.
Tincture Camphor in drop doses second stage every fifteen minutesFollow
with Arsenicum, Veratrum alb.
Aconite 2X dil. at first.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet from) when patient is thirsty, very restless.
Dose every hour.
Bryonia alb. 2X ...
After scarlet fever. Apis Mel. 3X trit. (tablet form). One tablet
every two hours.
In feet, ankles, and abdomenArsenicum alb. 3X trit. ...
Phosphorus 3X dil. Prepare and give two teaspoonfuls
every four hours.
With vomiting of bile and mucus use Nux Vomica 3X
trit. (tablet form) one every three hours, also from stimulants and over
Give Podophyllum 3X dil. one drop every three hours.
In children brought on by teething, cold or anger give
one drop of Chamomilla 1X dil. every three hours.
Chelidonium 3X dil. Is good fo...
Aconite 2X dil. Beginning from taking cold. Nux Vomica 3X trit.
(tablet form). Constipation prominent. Chamomilla IX dil. From fright,
|Disease Of The Respiratory Organs|
Coryza, cold in the head.
Aconite 2X dil. Prepare as usual. Use first twenty-four hours.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form). One tablet...
Sulphur 6X trit. (tablet form). Use tablets; take about
four times a day.
Kali Bich 3X trit. (tablet form) thick crusts from ulcers in ...
Belladonna 3X dil.
Hepar sulph. 3X trit. (tablet form).
Phosphorus 3X dil.
Aconite 2X dil. Put ten drops in a glass half full of water, and
give two teaspoonfuls every fifteen minutes in alteration with Spongia 3X...
|Bronchitis, Acute And Chronic|
Aconite 2X dil. Ten drops, etc. One to two
teaspoonfuls everyone to three hours in first stage for the fever, etc.
Belladonna 2X or 3X ...
Gelsemium 1X dil. generally at the beginning twenty-four hours
one drop every hour.
Belladonna 3X dil. for sore throat.
Belladonna 2X or 3X dil. Ten drops in a
glass half full of water and two teaspoonfuls given every one to three
hours for sudden tight, vi...
|Pneumonia, Inflammation Of The Lungs|
Aconite 2X dil., etc. every hour
for first twenty-four hours.
Bryonia 2X dil., etc. Given same way, when the patient lies quietly, hurt...
|Pleurisy, Inflammation Of The Pleura|
Aconite 2X dil., etc., one to two
teaspoonfuls every hour, for the chill and fever, dry hot skin, full
bounding pulse, shortness of breat...
|Pleurodynia, (intercostal Neuralgia)|
Belladonna 3X dil. Bryonia 2X dil.
Inflammation of inner lining of the heart.
Aconite 2X dil.
Spigelia 3X dil.
Cactus 3X dil.
Cactus 2X dilution.
Spigelia 3X dil.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form).
Aconite 2X dil. One drop. Arising from excitement.
Chamomilla 1X dil. and Nux Vomica 3X dil. (tablet form) caused from anger.
Give digitalis, spigelia 2X dil. Gelsemium 2X dil.
Hamamelis locally is good.
Sulphur 6X trit. (tablet form) for varicose ulcers.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form) two tablets three
times a day.
China 3X di!. Two drops four times a day.
Bryonia 2X dil. One drop f...
|Kidney (nephritis). (inflammation Of The Kidneys)|
Aconite 2X dil. Ten
drops in a glass half full of water and two teaspoonfuls everyone to two
hours, when there is much fever.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form). One tablet four times
Phosphoric acid 3X dil. Two drops four times a day.
Uranium nitrate 3X trit. (tablet form). One tablet three times a day.
|Cystitis (inflammation Of The Bladder)|
Acute and chronic. Aconite 2X
dil. One drop everyone to two hours first twenty-four hours.
Cantharis 3X dil. For painful urination, and...
Sand in the urine. Lycopodium 30X trit. (tablet form). One
tablet three times a day, for red sand.
Sarsaparilla 2X dil. Two drops three...
(Blood in the urine). Aconite 2X dil., etc., beginning, when
there is fever.
Cantharis 3X dil. Ten drops every two hours. Urine pains i...
Acute inflammatory. Aconite 2X dil. At first, and when new
joints are attacked.
Belladonna 2X or 3X dil. When the parts throb and beat,...
Aconite 2X dil. At first for the fever.
Colchicum 3X dil. every two hours.
For chronic and muscular Rheumatism; above remedies are go...
Belladonna 3X dil. Bright red color, pain in head and eyes;
full throbbing, bounding pulse.
Rhus tax 6X dil. When swelling is dark and ...
Sepia 6X trit. (tablet form). When caused by menstruation in dark
Pulsatilla 3X dil. For blondes, and when caused by rich...
Apis Mel. 2X trit. (tablet form). One to two tablets every two
Sulphur 6X trit. (tablet form). One tablet four times daily and
Graphites 6X trit. (tablet form).
Hepar sulph. 3X trit. (tablet form).
Rhus tox 6X trit. (tablet form).
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet...
Cantharis 3X dil. Dose every two hours.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form). Rhus tox 6X tablet.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form). Rhus tox 6X, Graphites 6X.
Belladonna 2X dil. Hepar sulph 3X tablets.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form).
Carbo Veg. 3X trit. (tablet form). Mercurius 3X tablet.
Belladonna 3X dil. Put ten drops in a glass half full of
water and give two teaspoonfuls every two hours for usual kind.
Apis Mel. 2X t...
Aconite 2X dil. in the beginning.
Belladonna 3X dil. for sore throat, dry spasmodic cough, headache
Bryonia 2X dil. When l...
Aconite 2X dil. for fever stage. Rhus tox 6X trit. (tablet
form). Tablet every three hours.
Aconite 2X dil. for fever. Tartar Emetic 3X trit. (tablet
form). 2 Tablets every two hours after fever is low.
|Fever, Intermittent, Ague, Etc|
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form).
Natrum Mur. 30X trit. (tablet form) especially after Quinine has failed.
|Infantile Remittent Fever|
Aconite 2X dil.
Belladonna 3X dil.
Mercurius 3X tablet.
|Inflammatory Continued Fever|
Aconite 2X dil. for the fever.
Nux Vomica 3X trit. (tablet form). One every two to three hours for the
Gelsemium 1X dil. Ten drops in a half glass, etc., 2
teaspoonfuls every hour, generally good in beginning stage.
Arsenicum 3X. trit. (t...
Tincture Camphor drop doses every hour followed by
Belladonna and Arsenicum.
|Congestion Of Brain|
Aconite 2X dil. Prepare, and give one to two
teaspoonfuls everyone to two hours.
Belladonna 3X dil. Prepare and give one to two teaspoo...
|Brain, Inflammation Of|
Aconite 2X dil. at beginning.
Belladonna 3X dil. This follows well after Aconite.
Chamomilla 2X. Good in teething children.
|Cord, Inflammation Of (myelitis)|
Aconite 2X dil. At beginning.
Belladonna 3X dil. and Bryonia 2X dil. following.
|Spotted Fever (cerebro-spinal Meningitis)|
Aconite 2X dil.
Belladonna 3X dil.
Bryonia 2X dil.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form).
Belladonna 3X dil. When arteries beat violently at first.
|Water On The Brain (acute Hydrocephalus)|
Helleborus nig. 3X dil.
Belladonna 3X dil. One to two drops every half
hour until better. Pounding throbbing headache, eyes red, and pain.
Bryonia, 2X dil. sam...
Bryonia 2X dil. Vomiting (bilious) worse from motion.
Pulsatilla 3X dil. Blondes with menstrual troubles.
Iris vers. 2X dil. Ten drop...
|Convulsions, In Children|
Belladonna 3X dil. Ten drops in a half glass of
water, one teaspoonful every half hour to one hour. Flushed face with
wandering look, hal...
|St. Vitus' Dance (chorea)|
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form) emaciated,
tired girls, weak.
Belladonna 3X dil. suited to rugged looking girls, with rush of blood to...
|Neuritis (inflammation Of The Nerves)|
Aconite 2X dil. when caused from
cold or congestion.
Belladonna 3X dil. sore to touch and movement.
Arnica 2X dil. when caused by in...
Aconite 2X dil. Fever, heat, and from cold or wet.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form) when cold brings on a paroxysm or
aggravates the pa...
Rhus tox 6X trit. (tablet form). Pains better on motion, must
Bryonia 2X dil. must keep quiet.
Arsenicum 3X trit. (tablet form...
Rhus tox 6X trit. (tablet form).
Bryonia 2X dil.
|Palpitation Of The Heart|
Nux Vomica 3X trit. (tablet form) from over
eating, drinking, sedentary life.
Pulsatilla 3X dil. Blondes who have menstrual troubles al...
|Eyes, Simple Inflammation Of|
Aconite 2X dil. First stage.
Belladonna 3X dil. Second stage.
Mercurius 3X trit. (tablet form) when there is a thick discharge.
|Eyes, Weak And Watery|
Ruta 3X dil. (may need glasses).
EYES, stye on lids. Pulsatilla 3X dil. Four times daily.
|Ears, Boils In The Canal|
Belladonna 3X dil. hourly doses.
Hepar sulph. 3X trit. (tablet form) when suppuration (pus formation)
|Ear, Inflammation Or|
Aconite 2X dil. First stage, followed by
Belladonna 3X tablet; then Hepar sulph. 3X trit. (tablet form) or
Mercurius 3X trit. (tablet...
|Menses, Suppression Of|
Aconite 3X dil. when caused by cold.
Caulophyllum 3X dil. can alternate this with aconite every hour.
|Ovary, Inflammation Of|
Aconite 2X dil.
Apis Mel 2X trit. (tablet form). These can be alternated.
|Dysmenorrhea, Painful Menstruation|
Cocculus 2X dil. Put ten drops in a
glass half full of water and give two teaspoonfuls every fifteen minutes.
Caulophyllum 3X dil. can ...
|Menorrhagia (too Much Flow)|
Sabina 3X dil. pains between sacrum and
pubic bones most, bright red blood.
Ipecac 3X dil. especially when there is much nausea.
Mercurius 3X trit. (tablet form). Tablet everyone to three hours.
Pulsatilla 3X dil. When it goes down. Give every hour.
China 2X dil. and Phosphoric acid 3X dil. These can be used
alternately, giving each one three times a day.
|Allen's World's Hair Restorer|
Sulphur l-1/2 drams
Plumbi Acetatis 2 drams
Glycerin 3 ounces
|Relief For Asthma|
Powdered Lobelia 1 ounce
Powdered Stramonium Leaves 1 ounce
Powdered Saltpeter 1 ounce
Podophyllum 3 ounces
Aloes, powdered 1/2 ounce
Extract Colocynth comp...
|Blood And Liver Regulator|
Potassii Iodidi 1/2 ounce
Fluid Extract Senna 1/2 ounce
Fluid Extract Cascara Sagrada 1/2 o...
|Ayer's Cherry Pectoral|
Acetate of Morphia 3 grains
Tincture Sanguinaria 2 drams
Wine Antimony 3 drams
Wine Ipecac ...
|Salve For Boils And Old Sores|
Rosin 1 ounce
Beeswax 1 ounce
Mutton Tallow 4 ounces
Copper Acetate 1 dram
Melt the ...
|Ayer's Hair Vigor|
Plumbi Acetate 3 drams
Flowers of Sulphur 2 drams
Glycerin 14 drams
Water enough to m...
|Burns And Scalds|
Raw Linseed Oil 3 ounces
Lime Water 3 ounces
Acidi Carbolici 15 drops
This preparation for burns is...
Fluid Extract Sarsaparilla 3 ounces
Fluid Extract Queen's Root. 3 ounces
Fluid Extract Rumex Crispus 2 ou...
|For Ague, Chills And Fever|
Quinine 2 drams
Tincture Chloride Iron 6 drams
Simple Syrup 2 ounces
|Royal Catarrh Cure|
Muriate of Berberine 0.65 parts
Acidi Carbolici 1.35 parts
Common Salt 98.0...
|For Catarrh Of Long Standing|
Menthol 10 grains
Gum Camphor 10 grains
Chloroform 10 drops
Oil Petrolatum ...
|Barker's Bone And Nerve Liniment For Man Or Beast|
Cures rheumatism, sprains, bruises, chilblains, etc. We have made an
examination of the foregoing liniment and find it to be essential...
Eucalyptol 4 drops
Terebene 8 drops
Menthol 4 grains
Cosmaline to make. 1 ounce...
|Laxative Bromo-quinine Tablets|
Aloin 1/9 grain
Podophyllin 1/9 grain
Sodii Bicarbonatis 1 grain
Quinine Sulphate ...
|Cathartic And Sure Cure For Constipation|
Fluid Extract Rhamnus Purshiana 1 ounce
Syrup Rhubarb 1 ounce
Simple Syrup 2 o...
|Brinkerhoff System Of Treating Piles And Other Diseases Of The Rectum|
There have been so many inquiries of late concerning the above treatment
that we deem it a duty to tell our readers, as nearly as poss...
Hydrochlorate Ammonia 1 dram
Syrup Pruni Virginani 1 ounce
Syrup Squills 1 ounce
|Colic, Cholera And Diarrhea|
Laudanum 2 drams
Oil Cloves 15 drops
Oil Cassia 15 drops
|Lydia Pinkham's Compound|
High Cranberry Bark 1/2 pound
Partridge Berry Vine 1/2 pound
Poplar Bark 1/4 pound
Unicorn Root ...
Powdered Alum 2 drams
Honey Strained 1/2 ounce
Syrup Simple 1 ounce
Mucilage Acacia t...
|Smith's Electric Oil|
Chloroform 1 ounce
Sassafras Oil 2 ounces
Linseed Oil 8 ounces
Cotton Seed Oil 1 pint
Tincture Opium 1 dram
Olive Oil 1/2 ounce
Glycerin 1/2 ounce
This is another prescript...
|Bull's Blood Syrup|
Potas. Iodid 12 drams
Red Iodide of Mercury 2 grains
Tincture of Poke Root 3 drams
Acetate Lead 2 grains
Sulphate Zinc 2 grains
Glycerin 1 dram
Pure Water 1 ounce
Fluid Extract Cascara Sagrada 1 ounce
Fluid Extract Wahoo 1 ounce
Neutralizing Cordial 2 ounces
I will tell you how I made it for the last twenty-three years. Take equal
parts (by weight) of chloride of zinc, pulverized bloodroot,...
|Any Further Information In My Power|
Jer. Hess, M. D., in Med. World.
Arsenic 2 ounces
Sulphur 2 ounces
Zinc Sulphate 2 ounces
|Colic In Infants|
Dewee's Carminative 1 ounce
Dose: One week old, three to five drops; one month old, five to ten drops;
three months old...
|Lombard Secret Cancer Remedies|
Dr. J. L. Horr says in Boston Medical and Surgical Journal: "Having
without solicitation on my part, become possessed of the knowledge...
|Carter's Little Liver Pills|
For headache, torpid liver, constipation, and the complexion take one pill
every night. As a purgative take four to eight. Weight of t...
|For Diarrhea, Flux And Dysentery|
To one teaspoonful of Epsom Salts add eight drops of laudanum in
one-fourth glass of water. An excellent medicine. The above amount w...
Senna 4 drams
Manna 1 ounce
Rochelle Salts 1 ounce
Fennel Seed 1-1/2 dr...
Tincture Gentian Compound 2 ounces
Tincture Rhubarb 2 ounces
Tincture Ginger 1/2 ounce
|Madame Rupert's Face Bleach|
Analysis assigns the following composition to this cosmetic:
Corrosive Sublimate 1 grain
Tincture of Benzoin 7 ...
|To Remove Blotches And Pimples From The Face|
Acidi Carbolici 20 drops
Powdered Borax 1 dram
Listerine 1 ounce
|Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera, And Diarrhea Remedy|
Tincture Capsici 2-1/2 ounces
Tincture Camphor 2 ounces
Tincture Guaicum 1-1/2 ounces
Mix. The above amount ...
Carbonate Iron 1 ounce
Tincture Gentian Compound 2 ounces
Powdered Rhubarb 1/2 ounce
The much advertised "Cuticura Ointment" has been found to consist .of a
base of petroleum jelly, colored green, perfumed with oil of b...
Prepared Chalk 2 drams
Tincture Catechu 1/2 ounce
Tincture Opii 1/2 ounce
Aqua Cinnamon t...
This preparation is said to be:
Aloes, Socot 1 dram
Rhubarb Powdered 1 dram
Potas. Iodidi 36 g...
Quinia Sulp 50 grains
Capsicum 6 grains
It will make twenty-five capsules. Mix. Dose: One every three hours.
|Ely's Cream Balm|
This is a proprietary article, largely advertised in the Eastern states,
and meets with rapid sales and is used for catarrh. The direc...
|For Sore Throat|
Listerine 2 ounces
Glycerin 1/2 ounce
Pure Water to make 4 ounces
Mix. Use as a gargle.
Glucose 1 lb.
Simple Syrup 1 pint
Hypophosphite Calcium 128 grains
Citrate of Iron and Quinine 2 drams
Simple Syrup 2 ounces
Pure Water 2 ounces
|Genuine White Oil Liniment|
Carbonate of Ammonium 19 drams
Camphor 20 drams
Oil of Turpentine 21 drams
Oil of Origanu...
Acetanilid 160 grains
Citrate Caffein 1 dram
Sodae Bicarbonatis 15 grains
|Good Samaritan Liniment|
Oil of Sassafras 2 drams
Oil of Hemlock 2 drams
Spirits of Turpentine 2 drams
Tincture of Capsicum...
Tincture Nucis Vomicae 1 ounce
Dose: Take five drops three times a day before meals. This is good.
The above amount wou...
|Grandmother's Own Cough Remedy|
One green paneled bottle contains seven and one-half fluid ounces of a
brownish-yellow, semi-clear, very sweet, thickish liquid, of a ...
|Heart Diseases, Fluttering, Palpitation, Etc|
Tincture Digitalis 2 drams
Elixir Valerian 1 ounce
Simple Syrup to make 4 ounces
Mix. Dose: Teas...
|Green Mountain Salve|
Resin 1 pound
Burgundy Pitch 1 ounce
Beeswax 1 ounce
Mutton Tallow 1 ou...
|Iron Tonic Bitters|
Elixir Calisay and Iron 4 ounces
Alcohol 1 ounce
Pure Water 2 ounces
|Gunn's Rheumatic Liniment|
Oleum Olivi 1 ounce
Oil Cedar 1 ounce
Oil Amber 1 ounce
Take camphor gum one-half ounce; rub in a mort...
Lac. Sulphur 160 grains
Naphthaline 10 grains
Oil Bergamot 4 drops
Cosmoline 1 ounce
This is g...
|Haines's Golden Specific For Opium Habit|
Myrica Cerif 8 ounces
Ginger Powdered 3 ounces
Capsicum, powdered 1/2 ounce
Mix. The ab...
|Kidney And Liver Cure|
Fluid Extract Cascara Sagrada 1 ounce
Fluid Extract Uva Ursi 1 ounce
Fluid Extract Buchu 1 ounc...
Chloroform 3 drams
Oil Cloves 1 dram
Tincture Opii 1 ounce
|Hall's Hair Renewer|
Sulphur Precipitated 1/2 dram
Lead Acetate 1/2 dram
Sodium Chloride 1 dram
Camphor Gum 1/2 ounce
Tincture of Capsid 1/2 ounce
Oil of Turpentine 1/4 ounce
Aloin 5 grains
Podophyllin 10 grains
Capsicum Powder 5 grains
Extract Nux Vomica ...
|Hamlin's Wizard Oil|
Alcohol 1 pint
Gum Camphor 1 ounce
Oil Sassafras 1/2 ounce
Tincture Myrrh ...
|New York Sun Cholera Cure|
Essence Peppermint 1 ounce
Laudanum 1 ounce
Tincture Rhei 1 ounce
Tincture Camphor ...
|Hinkley's Bone Liniment|
Oil of Wormwood 40 minims
Oil of Hemlock 2 drams
Oil of Thyme 2 drams
Oil of Turpentin...
Tincture Chloride of Iron 1 ounce
Aromatic Spirits Ammonia 1 ounce
Compound Spirits Lavender l ounce
The formula for this preparation is said to be:
Yellow Wax 2-1/2 drams
White Wax 2-1/2 drams
Terebinth 6 d...
Acetanilid 160 grains
Sodium Bicarbonate 15 grains
Tartaric Acid 5 grains
Simple Elixir ...
|Kellog's Red Drops|
Spirits of Camphor 1 ounce
Spirits of Origanum 1 dram
Oil of Sassafras 1 dram
Oleum Terebinth ...
Chloroform 3 drams
Tincture Opii 3 drams
Tincture Camphor 3 drams
|Kickapoo Indian Oil|
Camphor Gum 1/2 ounce troy
Oil Turpentine 1 fluid dram
Oil Peppermint 1/2 fluid ...
|Poison Oak And Ivy|
Zinci Oxide 1 dram
Bismuth Sub. Nit. 1 dram
Carbolic Acid 10 drops
Glycerin 2 ounces
|Rheumatism, Internal Use|
Iodide Potash 1/2 ounce
Fluid Extract Phytolacca Decandra 1 ounce
Compound Syrup Sarsaparil...
|Mitchell's Eye Salve|
Saxoline Snow White 175 grains
White Wax 65 grains
Zinc Oxide 22-1/2 grains
Oxide of Me...
Iodide Potash 192 grains
Fluid Extract Queen's Root 1 ounce
Fluid Extract Prickly Ash Bark 1/2 ...
|Mother Siegel's Syrup|
Conc. Decoction of Aloes (1 to 4) 60.0 m.
Borax 1.3 gm.
Capsicum, Powdered ...
Acidi Boracici 2 drams
Salol 2 drams
Balsam Peru 1 dram
Carbolic Acid 20 drops
|Patterson's Emulsion Of Pumpkin Seeds|
Patterson's Emulsion of Pumpkin Seeds is said to be a good emulsion for
expelling tapeworms. Take two ounces of pumpkin seeds, peel an...
Powdered Kamalia 3 drams
Syrup Simple 3 ounces
Mix. This is very good. Two doses of this mixture hardly ever fail...
|Southern Cholera Cure|
Tincture Laudanum or Opii 1 ounce
Tincture Capsicum 1 ounce
Spirits Camphor 1 ounce
|Parry's Compound Sarsaparilla Blood Purifier|
Turkey Corn Root 1/4 lb.
Stillingia Root 1/4 lb.
Sarsaparilla Root 1/4 lb.
Yellow Dock Root. 1/4 ...
Gum Camphor 1 grain
Chloral Hydrate 1 grain
Oil of Cloves 2 drams
Chloroform to make 1 ounce
|Perry Davis's Pain Killer|
Gum Myrrh 7-1/5 ounces
Cayenne Pepper 2 ounces
Gum Opium 1-3/5 ounces
Gum Benzoin ...
Extract Belladonna 1 grain
Powdered Alum 1/2 dram
Mucilage Acacia 1 ounce
Syrup Scillae ...
|Brodie's Liniment For Asthma|
Oil of Queen's Root 4 drams
Oil of Cajeput 2 drams
Oil of Lobelia 1 dram
Alcohol 1 oun...
Chloroform 4 drams
Sulph. Ether 4 drams
Oil Spearmint 2-1/2 drams
Oil of Wintergreen ...
|Sage's Catarrh Remedy|
Powdered Hydrastis Canadensis 1 ounce
Powdered Borax 10 grains
Sodium Chloride ...
|Saul's Catarrh Remedy|
Tincture of Benzoin Compound 1 ounce
Tincture of Tolu 1 ounce
Chloroform 1/2 dram...
|Seven Sutherland Sisters' Hair Grower|
Stearns' Bay Rum 7 fluid ounces
Dist. Extract of Witch-Hazel 9 fluid ounces
Sodium Chloride ...
|Skinner's Dandruff Mixture|
Hydrate of Chloral 1 dram
Glycerin 4 drams
Bay Rum 16 drams
The above amount would cost abou...
|St. Jacob's Oil|
Gum Camphor 1 ounce
Chloral Hydrate 1 ounce
Chloroform 1 ounce
Sulp. Ether ...
|Syrup Of Figs|
Senna Leaves 7 ounces
Coriander Seed 3 ounces
Figs 12 ounces
|Thomas's Electric Oil|
Gum Camphor 1 dram
Oil Wintergreen 1 dram
Oil Origanum 1 dram
Chloroform 2 drams
Tincture Nux Vomica 2 drams
Dilute Nitro-hydrochloric Acid 3 drams
Compound Tincture Cinchona 1-1/...
|Van Buskirk's Fragrant Sozodont|
The following formula may be regarded as making an article identical with
the original in all essential features:
|Watt's Anti-rheumatic Pills|
Powdered Aloes 4 drams
Powdered Gamboge 4 drams
Powdered Hellebore 2 drams
|White's Cough Syrup|
Syrup Tolutani 4 drams
Glycerini 8 drams
Hive Syrup 12 drams
|Edward's Alterative And Tonic Bitters|
Fluid Extract of Hops 2 ounces
Fluid Extract of Red Cinchona 2 ounces
Fluid Extract Sarsaparilla 6 drams...
|Harter's Wild Cherry Bitters|
Wild Cherry Bark 1 ounce
Yellow Cinchona Bark 1 dram
Orange Peel 2 drams
Cardamon Seed 1...
|Hamburg Breast Tea|
Marshmallow Flowers 2 ounces
Glycrrhiza Root 6 drams
Iris Florentina 2 drams
|Paine's Celery Compound|
Celery Seed 2 ounces
Red Cinchona Officinalis 1 ounce
Orange Peel 1/4 ounce
Aloes 4 parts
Jalap 2 parts
Zingiber 2 parts
Myrrh 2 parts
Make into a mass with mucilage an...
Petroleum 1 ounce
Oil Juniper 1 dram
Oil of Terebinth 1 ounce
Oil Amber 4 ounces
|Pierce's Compound Extract Of Smartweed|
Smartweed 10 drams
Alcohol 6 ounces
Water 2 ounces
Our busy life, our manner of dress, with all its attending demands are
causing havoc with the health of women who are under its terrib...
|Anatomy Of The Female Genital Organs|
The external genital organs, to
which the term vulva is usually given, consist of the mons veneris, labia
majora, labia minora, clitoris,...
This is a rounded eminence surmounting the pubic bones, and
is composed of fatty tissue, covered by skin and hair.
|The Labia Majora|
There are two more or less prominent longitudinal folds
of cutaneous (pertaining to the skin) tissue, covered by hair and mucous
|The Labia Minora|
These are two smaller folds situated within the labia
majora, extending from the clitoris, downward and outward for about one
This is an erectile structure, the analogue anatomically of
the cavernous body of the penis, and is an elongated organ partially
This is the smooth surface of triangular form situated
between the clitoris and the entrance to the vagina. The labia minora
bound it on ...
This is a membranous canal and extends from the vulva to the
uterus (womb) and connects the external and internal organs of generation.
They are analogues, anatomically, of the testes in the male.
They are two egg-shaped bodies situated one on each side of the womb on
Many of the disorders of menstruation are due to
carelessness and neglect of this function. There should be rest of both
body and mind at...
The way the abdomen is now constricted, and this is now a
prominent feature of women's mode of dress, is without doubt an important
|Prevention Of Conception|
This is a very common practice among civilized
women, and it has a most destructive effect upon the pelvic organs, as
well as upon the ge...
The chief danger from the criminal interruption of
pregnancy is sepsis (absorption of poisons) into the system. This may be
acute in char...
Pelvic diseases frequently come from injuries received
Dr. Child says, "Syphilis exerts its usual baneful
influence, but gonorrhoea is responsible for more pathological (diseased)
|Inflammation Of The Vulva|
(Vulvitis). An acute or chronic inflammation
of the vulva (external genitals) either from a specific, like gonorrhoea,
or non-specific ca...
|Itching Of The Vulva|
Vulvae or Pruritus. This intense itching is the
characteristic symptom. With the itching there is more or less swelling of
the parts and ...
|Cysts Of The Vulva|
A cyst is a cavity containing fluid and surrounded by
a covering (capsule). The duct (canal) of the gland of Bartholin, situated
in the l...
|Inflammation Of The Vagina, (vaginitis)|
Vaginitis is an inflammation of
the mucous membrane of the vagina.
Varieties. l. Catarrhal or simple 2. granular; 3. gonorrheal; 4.
This is a painful reflex muscular contraction of the vaginal
orifice, and is most often observed in patients of a nervous and sensitive
|Tear Of The Cervix (laceration)|
This is a tear in the lower part of the
cervix. There may be one or more. The left one-sided tear is the usual
form. Next comes the tear ...
|Inflammation Of The Cervix|
This is an inflammation of the mucous
membrane lining the canal of the cervix (cervical canal), known as
Endocervicitis; it may be acute ...
|Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Womb. Endometritis|
Endometritis is an
inflammation of the lining membrane of the womb, with a tendency to extend
to the lining membrane of the fallopian tub...
|Septic Puerperal Endometritis|
This is an inflammation of the inner
lining of the womb that occurs after child-birth during the first few
weeks, and is due to a poison....
An inflammation of the inner lining of the womb
caused by putrid (rotten), decaying material.
Symptoms. A chill is sometimes present at...
|Malignant Diseases Of The Womb|
Cancer or carcinoma is a malignant
disease of the neck (cervix) of the womb.
Causes. The immediate cause is not yet known. Tears and er...
|Fibroid Tumors Of The Womb Or Fibromata, Frequency|
Some observers state
that twenty to forty per cent of all women over thirty-five years have one
or more of these tumors. They are not mal...
|Subinvolution Of The Womb|
This simply means that the womb, after
miscarriage or child-birth, fails to return to its normal size and weight.
Causes. This is frequ...
|Diseases Of The Fallopian Tubes|
These are named after their discoverer,
Fallopian, an Italian anatomist. These tubes begin at the part of the body
of the womb that exten...
|Salpingitis. Inflammation Of The Fallopian Tubes|
It may be either acute
or chronic in character.
Condition. The tissues of the tubes become swollen when the inflammation
runs into the...
|Inflammation Of The Ovary Or Ovaritis|
This is an inflammation of the
ovary and it may be either acute or chronic.
In the acute form the ovary is slightly enlarged and the fo...
|Tumors Of The Ovary|
Cystoma is the most common tumor of the ovary. The
word "cystoma" means a cyst tumor, or cystic tumor. A cyst means a cavity
|Menstruation And Its Disorders|
Normal menstruation occurs monthly in the
female. There is a flow of blood from the cavity of the womb. The time for
its beginning is dif...
|Premature Menstruation. Too Early Menstruation|
Premature or precocious
menstruation is when it occurs before puberty. This is in part hereditary,
but bad associations may be a cause of...
This is often caused by slow development of the
generative organs. The girl may not come around until seventeenth to
|Vicarious Menstruation (in Place Of)|
When menstruation is absent or
suppressed, bleeding sometimes occurs periodically, from the ear, nose,
any existing raw surface, leg, ulc...
This is absence of menstruation.
Causes. Delayed puberty, anemia (want of proper blood) chlorosis (green
sickness). diabetes, malaria, ...
Too much bleeding at the monthly periods. If it occurs
between the monthly periods it is called Metrorrhagia, womb-bleeding at
any time, ...
|Dysmenorrhea Or Difficult Menstruation|
This term means difficult and
painful monthly periods. The pain may occur before, during or after the
Causes. It may be cause...
Turning back or retro-displacements. This includes retro-
version and retro-flexion. Retro-version means turning back, in plain
|Falling Or Prolapse Of The Womb|
The womb may come down and remain in the
vagina (incomplete falling). When the womb escapes at the vulva it is
called a complete falling ...
|Leucorrhea. (the Whites)|
This is an over-secretion from the glands that
pour out their contents into the vagina or the cervical canal of the womb.
Causes. It is...
|Inflammation Of The Body Of The Womb|
The discharge is thin and watery.
If the Inflammation is Caused by Gonorrhea the discharge would partake of
the pus-like variety.
Cystocele is simply a tumor formed by the bladder pressing into
the walls of the vagina. The bladder descends into the pelvis on account
The muscle that holds up the lower end of the rectum is
relaxed or torn and this deprives the lower end of the rectum of its
support so t...
|Obstetrics Or Midwifery|
Small bodies are contained in the ovaries. These are called eggs or ova.
The human egg is about 1/125 of an inch in diameter. This egg...
|Development At Different Months|
First month. There are indications of the eyes, mouth and anus. The
extremities are rudimentary. The heart is 4/10 of an inch long.
|Nausea And Vomiting|
Another symptom upon which considerable dependence
is placed is the morning sickness (nausea and vomiting). While this
symptom is common,...
Changes in the breasts also constitute a sign of pregnancy. As
an early symptom, there may be a feeling of fullness, sometimes pain. They
This is sometimes irritable in the later months, causing a
frequent desire to pass urine. It sometimes occurs in the second or third
There is a slight flattening of the lower abdomen at
the second month, due to the sinking of the womb. There is also a slight
Pigmentation or darkening of the middle line of the abdomen
begins by the eighth or twelfth week, and a dark band about 1/8 of an inch
This is caused by the movement of the child (foetus) in the
womb. The impact of the enlarging womb, through the child (foetal)
The blood is increased in quantity and slightly altered in its
composition. The water, fibrin and white corpuscles are increased; the red
The nervous system is over sensitive and the disposition
of the woman may undergo a radical change, mental exaltation and
depression are ...
|Constipation Is The Rule|
Neuralgias in different parts of the body,
especially in the face and teeth, are common. Palpitation of the heart and
difficulty in breat...
|The Foetal Heart-beat|
This is the one positive sign of pregnancy and it
may be heard as early as the sixteenth to the twentieth week. It has been
compared to t...
As early as the first month of pregnancy a faint violet
color of the anterior wall of the vagina just below the opening of the
|Duration Of Pregnancy|
This is for all practical purposes two hundred and
|How To Determine Date Of Confinement|
The best rule is to count backward
three months from the first day of the last menstrual period and add seven
days to it. To be more accu...
|Position Of The Womb|
At four months the top of the womb has risen above
the pelvic brim bone in front; at five months, it is midway between the
bone (pubic) a...
Children from the same ovum (egg) are always of the same sex. Of
twins in general, more than one-third are males, less than one-third are
In twin pregnancy the symptoms and disorders of pregnancy are
apt to be exaggerated, and watery swelling above the pubic bone is almost
|Hygiene Of Pregnancy|
In pregnancy the dividing line between health and
disease is often so shadowy that every care should be given the pregnant
woman, not onl...
This should be worn loose. The heavier garments should not be
held by the waist but suspended from the shoulders. Flannels, if possible,
The food of the pregnant woman should be simple, wholesome,
nutritious, of the kind that is easily digested and enough to satisfy the
Extremes in hot and cold bathing should be avoided. The skin
should be kept active by daily comfortable baths, followed by a brisk
|Exercise, Rest And Sleep|
Plenty of exercise in the open air should be
taken daily, without this health cannot be maintained. It should not be
violent or so great ...
When there is a profuse discharge of leucorrhea, a daily
vaginal douche is necessary. This should consist of a quart of warm
|The Breast And Nipples|
These should be bathed once or twice daily in
cool or tepid water until the last month or two of pregnancy. Astringent
|Nervous System And The Mind|
The pregnant woman is very susceptible to
annoying conditions of the social and domestic surroundings; such should
be removed, if possibl...
|Disorders Of Pregnancy|
Nausea and vomiting. The simple nausea and
vomiting of pregnancy needs no treatment. This kind generally disappears
by the third or fourt...
1. Pregnancy, A Great Aid for. "Soothing syrup or
Mother's friend, while pregnant. Two ounces each of cramp bark, blue
cohosh, slippery e...
|Indigestion And Heart-burn|
This should be treated the same as under
other conditions. Diet, habits, should be regulated. The bowels and
kidneys should be regulated ...
The teeth are often affected during pregnancy, softening and
decaying rapidly, causing severe neuralgia. The teeth should be cleaned
The enlarging womb pressing upon the rectum and also
irregularity in diet causes constipation at this time. Daily free bowel
This usually comes late in pregnancy and is due to
the pressure of the womb upon the diaphragm; the patient should avoid
excitement and s...
|Varicose Veins And Piles|
Varicose veins: These are due to the pressure
on the veins so that the return flow of blood is impeded and occur as a
rule late in pregna...
When these are troublesome the rectum should be emptied by a small
dose of salts, and the parts thoroughly washed with warm water, the pil...
|Albumin In The Urine. (albuminuria)|
While the urine of about six to ten
per cent of all pregnant women contains albumin, the appearance of this
symptom should always be rega...
Regulation of the diet; in pronounced cases the diet should
consist entirely of milk and the patient should take three or four quarts
|Abortion, Miscarriage, Premature Labor. (accidents Of Pregnancy)|
three terms indicate a premature expulsion of the products of conception.
Let us medically define these terms as follows; Abortion ...
If a bleeding takes place in the woman who is
pregnant, abortion may be assumed to threaten; a careful examination will
usually settle th...
The abortion is probably inevitable if the bleeding
becomes persistent and free, the cervix softens, the womb dilates and the
|Treatment Of Threatened Abortion|
The patient should go to bed, lie down
and remain there, and if possible be not only quiet physically, but also
quiet mentally. The main ...
|Treatment Of The Inevitable Abortion|
If the cervix is hard and the canal
is not dilated, especially if the bleeding is free, the vagina should be
packed full at once, if poss...
The after-birth is placed in the lower part of the
womb; (after-birth before the child). This is a dangerous condition and
Labor may be defined as the physiological termination of pregnancy
whereby the mature foetus (child) and its appendages (after-birth, etc....
|Premonitory Signs Of Labor|
Premonitory signs of labor, usually observed
from one to two weeks before the onset of the labor pains, is a sinking
down of the womb in ...
|Stages Of Labor|
First stage extends from the beginning of labor until
the mouth of the womb is dilated. Second stage, from the complete dilation
|The First Stage|
The first stage varies greatly in different women. The
average duration of this stage is from ten to fourteen hours in the woman
The pains now become more frequent and severe and last
longer, and the patient now manifests a strong desire to expel the
contents of the...
The birth of the head is very soon followed by the shoulders
and the rest of the body, and the woman is now at comparative rest. The
|Management Of Labor|
Preparation of the Bed. The bed should be high,
springs not soft, with a firm and smooth mattress. It should be placed so
that both sides...
|Examination Of The Patient|
The physician needs to satisfy himself as to
the position of the child, etc. This can be done by an examination of the
abdomen and also o...
|Management Of The Second Stage|
After the rupture of the membranes the
labor proceeds faster and a termination may be expected within a
reasonable time. There is a short...
The eyes should be washed soon and normal respiration established. If the
child does not breathe well, cold water may be sprinkled in ...
Complete rest of the body and mind is essential to the well being
of the lying-in woman. She is better off without any company, and should...
Women who have borne children frequently suffer from the
after-pains, occurring at irregular intervals, for two or three days and
If the patient is not able to pass urine it should be drawn
once in eight or twelve hours or oftener if required. A No.7 rubber
There should be a movement of the bowels the second or third
day, and a soap and water enema containing a small teaspoonful of spirits
|Care Of The Breasts|
Careful attention should be given them from the
first. The nipples should be bathed after labor, with an antiseptic lotion
|Inflammation Of The Breast, Abscess; Broken Breast|
This usually results
from germs. The breast inflames, the milk tubes are choked and distended,
there may be fever. There is sometimes sev...
By this term is meant the discharges from the womb and soft
parts after labor. They are mixed with blood at first and contain dark
This should consist at first of liquid, unstimulating food, given
in small quantities and frequently. If the baby does not nurse, the
|Bleeding After Delivery, Post-partum Hemorrhage|
Bleeding from the womb
occurring six hours after delivery is called post partum and after that
time, is known as puerperal child-birth bl...
|Pulse And Temperature|
The temperature may rise one to one and one-half
degrees without the case being abnormal. The pulse falls after labor,
ranging between si...
All forms of convulsions may occur during
pregnancy. They may occur during pregnancy and during labor. These are
usually the result of ki...
This is due to infection. It usually arises from an extension
of a blood clot (thrombosis) of the womb or pelvic veins, to the thigh
|Burns, Lime Water And Sweet Oil For|
"Put unslaked lime about the size of
a hen's egg in three pints of water and strain; add one cup of sweet oil,
shake and keep burn moist....
|Burns, Charcoal For|
"Powered charcoal put on thick. This gives quick
relief," It is an antiseptic poultice and keeps air from burned surface.
|Burns Or Scalds, Grated Onions For|
"Grate onions and mix two parts pulp
with one part salt; apply twice or three times a day, changing as soon as
onions are wilted." The on...
|Burns, An Easily Prepared Remedy For|
"Spread pure lard, or any unsalted
grease over burned surface: cover thickly with flour and wrap with soft
cloth after pain has ceased. R...
|Bunions, Pulverized Salt Petre For|
"Five cents worth of pulverized
saltpeter put into a bottle with sufficient olive oil to nearly dissolve
it. Shake well and apply to part...
|Blisters From Burns Or Scalds, White Of Egg For|
"Apply immediately the
white of an egg. Keep the part from being exposed as much as possible to
the air." White of egg is soothing and fo...
|Bites From Insects, Simple Remedies For|
"Tolerably strong solution
carbolic acid and water. An onion cut in two and rubbed on will also do."
Carbolic acid is an antiseptic; onio...
|Catarrh, Burnt Alum For|
"Burn alum and power finely or buy prepared
burnt alum at the drug store and use as a snuff eight or ten times daily.
Ten cents' worth wi...
|Catarrh, Borax And Camphor For|
"Inhale three times daily equal parts of
borax, camphor and salt." These ingredients should be powdered very finely
and a pinch of the po...
|Catarrh, Pure Lard For|
"Take a bit of pure lard size of a pea and draw
it up each nostril every evening. It will require about a year of constant
use." The grea...
|Cancer, Yellow Dock Root For|
Scrape narrow leaf yellow dock roots and
steep in cream to make a salve and apply externally. Add a little alcohol
if you wish to keep it...
"Dover's Powders 20 grains
Capsicum 15 grains
Camphor 10 grains
Quinine 25 grains"...
|Coughs And Colds, Mullein Remedy|
"Steep Mullein leaves in fresh milk.
Drink of it just before going to bed. This makes a soothing drink."
|Cough Syrup, An Easily Prepared Remedy For|
"Fluid Wild Cherry Bark 1/2 ounce
Compound Essence Cordial 1 ounce
White Pine Compound 3 ounces"
|Constipation, Bran As A Cure For|
"Take each night two dessertspoonfuls
of bran. Take a spoonful at a time and chew it slowly and thoroughly and
swallow." This simple reme...
|Constipation, An Old Tried Remedy For|
"One ounce of cream of tartar and
two ounces of salts; pour quart of boiling water over mixture and stir
till dissolved; drain off and ta...
|Constipation, An Effective Remedy For|
"Chop fine a half-pound seeded
raisins and one ounce of senna leaves together; mix with a half ounce
powdered sulphur in air-tight jar. C...
|Constipation, Baby, Juice From Prunes For|
"Give baby a teaspoonful of
juice from cooked dried prunes whenever a laxative is needed." This remedy
will be found useful, not only for...
|Cramps, Turpentine For|
"A cloth dipped in turpentine and applied will
relieve cramps in the limbs," Any one suffering with this difficulty will
find the above t...
|Croup, Quick Cure For|
"A quantity of raw linseed oil should always be at
hand in a family where the children are subject to croup. It is an
unfailing remedy, a...
|Croup, Salt Water For|
"A handful of salt in a basin of cold water. Wring
towel out of this solution and apply over the throat. Cover with warm
flannel, keep pa...
|Chapped Hands, An Inexpensive Remedy For|
"One-fourth ounce gum
tragacanth, one-fourth ounce boracic acid, one ounce glycerin, one and
one-half ounce alcohol, five cents' worth be...
|Cholera Infantum, Chickweed For|
"Chickweed boiled and sweetened in milk.
This cured my daughter when an infant. This recipe has been used by me and
my mother and proved ...
|Dog Bite, Home Treatment For|
"Apply common salt." Salt eats and draws
poison out. Use it freely.
|Drunkenness, Chocolate For|
"Give patient all the chocolate he can or
will eat. This cured one man I know."
"One-fourth pound loaf sugar, one-fourth pound gum kino, one-fourth
ounce alum; put in a covered porcelain dish on stove in a quart of s...
|Dropsy, Chestnut Leaves For|
"A tea made of chestnut leaves taken freely
instead of water." These leaves can be purchased at any drug store in
five-cent packages. Pre...
|Eczema, Lard And Sulphur For|
"Melt lard and sulphur. When cool add a
little alcohol to keep sweet." This combination is very soothing to the
|Eczema, Gasoline For|
"Bathe the affected parts in gasoline; be careful
not to use the liquid where there is fire or lamps."
|Erysipelas, Antiseptic Wash For|
"Hyposulphite of Soda 8 ounces
Carbolic Acid (200 drops) 3-1/3 drams
Soft Water 1 pint"
|Fishbone, Choking From|
"Raw egg, taken soon as possible." It helps to
carry bone out of throat and is a remedy ready at hand.
|Goitre, A Good Remedy For|
"Iodine 1 dram
Iodide of Potassium 4 drams
Soft Water 4 ounces
Apply night and morning. Rub on...
|Goitre, Iodine For|
"Blister with iodine. Heal with sweet cream, paint
and blister again. This wore my sister's goitre away. It took time but was
worth it." ...
|Headache, Lemon Juice And Coffee For|
"A teaspoonful of lemon juice in a
small cup of black coffee will relieve." This is an old tried remedy and
one that will be found benefi...
|Inflammatory Rheumatism, Salt Petre And Sweet Oil For|
"One ounce salt
petre pulverized, one pint sweet oil. Rub parts affected."
|Ingrowing Toenail, Home Treatment For|
"Cut a notch in the top of the
nail with a penknife, scrape the nail from base to top."
|Ingrowing Toenail, A Good Canadian Remedy For|
"Paint part under flesh
with four parts caustic potash, six parts warm water. Paint part and
scrape with piece of glass or sharp knife. R...
|Ingrowing Toenail, Camphor For|
"Cut part growing in with sharp knife and
put camphor on intruding part. This eases the pain and prevents second
|Indigestion, Egg Shells For|
"Brown egg shells in oven and crush till
very fine with a rolling pin, then take a teaspoonful at meal times three
times a day."
|Inflammation Of The Bowels, A Grandmother's Remedy For|
"Raw linseed oil
and bean poultice. Use as hot as can be borne; keep repeating until
relieved. This recipe has been used by my mother."
|Kidney Trouble, An Easily Prepared Remedy For|
"Steep plantain leaves
into strong tea. Take half cup every night. This has been found good for
kidney trouble." Also good for ivy poison...
|La Grippe, Red Pepper Treatment From A Canadian Mother For|
bottle of alcohol, put enough red pepper in it so that when four drops are
put in a half cup of water it is strong. This is what ...
|Rheumatism, Liniment Sent Us From Gentleman In Canada|
"Capsicum Powdered 1 ounce
Camphor 1/2 ounce
Oil Hemlock 1/2 ounce
Spirits Ammonia ...
"Sweet oil, turpentine, hartshorn, equal parts. Keep
|Liniment, Sprains, Etc|
English Black Oil.
"Tanner's Oil 1 pint
Oil Vitriol 1 ounce
Spirits of Turpentine 1 ounce...
|Lumbago, Ointment For|
Vaselin 1 ounce
Belladonna 15 grains
Salicylic Acid 1 dram
Sodium Salicylate 1 dram
|Neuralgia, Soothing Ointment For|
"One ounce of laudanum, baking soda to
make paste." Apply to parts and cover with flannel." Its virtue is in its
soothing and quieting ac...
|Pain Or Rheumatism, Tansy And Smartweed For|
"Boil handful each of tansy
and smartweed together till strong tea is made. Dip cloths in the hot tea
and apply." Good local and quieting...
|Pain, Horseradish Poultice For|
"Grate and make poultice. Apply to part
where pain is." Makes a good drawing poultice and a counterirritant.
|Pains, Liniment To Relieve|
"Peppermint 1 ounce
Oil of Mustard 1/2 ounce
Vinegar 1 pint
White of one egg.
Beat egg and st...
|Pain, Vinegar And Pepper For|
"Hot flannel cloths wrung from vinegar, to
which a pinch of cayenne pepper has been added, applied hot to any part of
the body, will reli...
|Palpitation Of The Heart, Salt Baths For|
"Stop drinking tea and coffee.
Add sea salt to water when bathing. This cured me and I have not been
bothered for four or five years." Go...
|Poison Ivy, Buttermilk And Salt Heals|
"Add considerable salt to
buttermilk and bathe poisoned parts in it frequently."
|Poison Ivy, Lead Water And Laudanum Relieves|
"Application of cold lead
water, made in proportions of two drams of sugar of lead, half an ounce of
landanum to half a pint of water and...
|Poison Ivy, Excellent Cure For|
"Copperas mixed with sour milk; put in
all the copperas the milk will dissolve. I knew of a very bad case to be
cured by this after a few...
|Poisonous Wounds, Ammonia Application For|
"Strong spirits of ammonia
applied to the wounds of snake bite or rabid animals is better than
caustic. It neutralizes the poison and is ...
|Oak Poison, Gunpowder And Lard For|
"Mix small quantity of gunpowder and
lard and apply. One application cured me." This is an old, tried, standard
|Milk Poison, Popular Remedy For|
Yellow Poplar Bark 4 ounces
Wild Gooseberry Roots 4 ounces
Slippery Elm Bark 4 ounces
Put in an earthern ...
|Poor Circulation, Alcohol Rub For|
"Rub vigorously night and morning with
good whisky. Don't stop for a week or so after patient looks and feels
well." Rubbing with alcohol...
|Ruptures, Herb Remedy For|
"Make a poultice of lobelia and stramonium
leaves, equal parts, and apply to part, renewing as often as necessary."
This poultice acts by...
|Rheumatism, Mountain Leaf Tea For|
"Tea made of mountain leaf taken
frequently cures rheumatism." Rheumatism, Beef Gall for. "Two beef galls
in pint bottle, fill bottle wit...
|Salt Rheum, A Well-tried Remedy For|
"Teaspoonful of red precipitate to
two tablespoonfuls of lard. Anoint the parts affected." This recipe has
been used by my mother and mys...
|Snake Bites, Simple Poultice For|
"Poultice of hops or salt and grease;
grease is to keep salt together. Hops are always kept to be used in berry
season." As a poultice it...
|Snake Bites, Onions And Salt For|
"Good drawing poultice for snake bites
is an onion and a handful of salt pounded together. We also use this for a
|Stings, An Old, Tried Canadian Remedy For|
"For the bee sting I put soda
on and dampen it with honey." An old-time remedy and seems to do the work.
Soda is an antiseptic and cleans...
|Stings From Nettles, An Inexpensive Remedy For|
"Rub the affected parts,
if of nettles, with berry juice and let dry. This is what I always do
during the berry season." Berry juice is q...
|Stye, Common Tea Leaves For|
" After steeping tea gather out a small
handful of the steeped leaves, lay them in a cloth as you would any
poultice, and apply warm over...
|Splendid General Salve|
"Resin 4 ounces
Beeswax 4 ounces
Lard 8 ounces
Honey 2 ounces
Boil slowly until melted, then re...
|Scrofulous Difficulties, A Good Remedy For|
"A tea made of ripe dried
whortleberries and drank in place of water is an excellent remedy."
|Sore Eyes, Camphor And Breast Milk For|
"When a tiny baby has sore eyes,
add one-half drop of camphor to a teaspoonful of breast milk; bathe the
eyes several times a day." Breas...
|Sore Throat, Mustard Plaster For|
"Mustard plaster applied on outside of
the throat. I know it is good--have tried it." Care should be taken not to
allow the plaster to re...
|Stammering, A Canadian Mother's Treatment For|
"I always stop my boy when
I hear him stammering and make him say the words by syllables. I find he
is getting much better." The above is...
|Sweating, To Cause|
"Wet flannel cloth in vinegar, lay it on a hot
soapstone and wrap in cloth. Take it to bed and you will sweat." This
creates a steam and ...
|Sweating, To Cause|
"Hot cornmeal mush applied as a poultice to parts,
will cause sweating."
|Splinter, To Extract|
"When a splinter has been driven deep into the
hand, it can be extracted without pain by steam. Nearly fill a
wide-mouthed bottle with ...
|Toothache, Benzoin For|
"Compound tincture of benzoin applied on batting
|Toothache, Oil Of Cinnamon For|
"Oil of cinnamon rubbed on gum and on
cotton batting and put in hollow tooth."
|Weak Back, Turpentine And Sweet Oil For|
"Take one part of turpentine to
two parts of sweet oil, mix together and apply to back several times a
day. It is well to massage the bac...
|Weak Back, Liniment For|
"Tincture of Cayenne Pepper 1/2 ounce
Spirits of Camphor 2 ounces
Tincture of Arnica 1-1/2 oun...
|Salt (sodium Chloride)|
This common household article is used in a great
many different ways. In cooking it is used to season foods. The absence of
salt gives ri...
Lemons, owing to their pleasant flavor and agreeable acidity, are
very useful in a sick room. The rind yields an oil of great fragrancy.
|Onion (allium Cepa)|
It is supposed that the onion is a native of
Hungary. It is now found over the whole civilized world. It contains a
white, acrid, volatil...
|Soda (bicarbonate Of Soda)|
Uses. It is used in stomach fermentation and
in sick headaches arising from this condition. Useful in acidity of the
stomach. Good for ga...
This is an important constituent in certain native mineral
waters. On the bowels it acts as a mild laxative. It is very good in
Uses. It is a valuable counter-irritant in
peritonitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, lumbago, pleurodynia, etc. Turpentine
stupes are frequentl...
Under the name of Petrolatum is sold a semi-solid substance
derived from certain kinds of petroleum called cosmoline or vaselin. It
|Alcohol (spirit Of Wine)|
Alcohol is a liquid composed of ninety-one per
cent by weight of ethylic alcohol and of nine per cent by weight of water.
Dried alum is an astringent and mild "burner" for growths
such as "proud flesh." The glycerite of alum is useful in tonsilitis or
|Borax (sodium Borate)|
This drug as it appears in commerce of America is
derived entirely from natural deposits found on the shores of lakes of
California and N...
This is distilled from the wood and bark of the camphor tree,
cinnamomum camphora, which grows chiefly in China and Japan. It should be
|Castor Oil (oleum Ricini)|
This is derived from the beans of Ricinis
Communis, a plant in the United States.
Action. It is bland and unirritating in its action as...
|Olive Oil. Sweet Oil (oleum Olivae)|
This is expressed from the ripe
Action and Uses. It is a lubricant. It is added to poultices as an
emollient in pneumonia and s...
Ginger is the rhizome of Zingiber Officinale, a plant
of Hindostan, Jamaica and other tropical countries.
Action: It is an agreeable ca...
This is a saccharine fluid deposited in combs by the honey
bee (Apis Mellifica).
Action: It is slightly laxative and a pleasant article...
This is a common household article known to all. It is
frequently used as the basis for ointments and cerates and in domestic
Mustard flour, two tablespoonfuls to a glass of water,
acts as an emetic. If given largely it produces violent gastritis, and
|Cream Of Tartar (potassii Bitartras)|
Uses: It is useful in kidney
diseases to remove dropsy. In large doses of four teaspoonfuls it acts as
a watery purge. It is useful where...
|Vinegar (acetic Acid)|
Vinegar contains from six to seven per cent acetic
acid. Dilute acetic acid contains six per cent pure acetic acid. The pure
or glacial a...
The most frequent inquiry in the "beauty pages" of the papers
is what to do for blackheads. In the first place, don't allow yourself to
Pimples are due to an impure condition of the blood, for which
sulphur is a good remedy, taken internally and applied externally. One
These have been poetically called "the kisses of the sun," but
no girl cares for evidences of that sort of affection. Prevention is
Avoid it when possible. If going on the water, apply magnesia to
the face rather thickly. If sunburned, rub the skin with cold cream,
|Chapped Hands And Face|
Many cases of "chaps" may be avoided by the
simple precaution of wiping the face and hands perfectly dry. If the skin
chaps easily keep a...
|A Pure Face Cream|
Set a bowl in a basin of hot water over the fire. In
it put a quarter of an ounce of white wax and two and a half ounces of
|Another Good Cream|
One ounce each of white wax and spermaceti; two
ounces each of lanolin and cocoanut oil and four ounces of sweet almond
oil. Melt in a do...
It is a great deal easier to prevent wrinkles than it is to get
rid of them after one has acquired them. A little study of women's faces
Unless properly done, massage may do more harm than good. If one
can afford a few treatments by a scientific masseur and study her methods...
Wrinkled hands belong to age, and are due to loss of oil
in the skin. After washing and wiping them, rub with a little cold cream
|Red Hands And Nose|
Sometimes a too tight corset, impeding the
circulation of the blood, is responsible for the blemishes; sometimes poor
circulation due to ...
|Cold Or Fever Sores|
These unpleasant afflictions may be cured if taken
at the first indication of what is coming--a smarting or burning
There are few women who do not at times have occasion to
use face powder. A woman once remarked: "It isn't decent not to in
|To Use Powder|
Wash the face; rub a little cold cream over it, rubbing it
in well, wipe with a dry towel, gently, then apply the powder with a
Avoid these. They are "whitewashes" that wither and
wrinkle the skin and make it prematurely old. Almost without exception
they contain l...
Well, don't do it. There may be a few who can have a rouge
especially prepared that is the exact tint that harmonizes with the skin,
Beautiful hair is woman's crown of glory. Thousands of the sex
wear it unbecomingly. They follow the latest fashion in arrangement
|Care Of The Hair|
The hair is kept in order by frequent brushings, which
excite the natural oil by which it is fed, and by washing it. Dr. Leonard,
|Use Of Pomades|
Hair that is dry and brittle really requires some
oleaginous preparation, used in moderation. Yellow vaselin is good. Part
the hair and r...
|Clipping The Hair|
It is a good plan to clip the ends of the hair once a
month to keep the growth even. If the hair splits, trim to a point above
it, as the...
Dandruff is the scaling off of dead cuticle. In excess, it
becomes a disease, forming so thick a scale as to kill the roots of the
|Washing The Hair|
One suspects that those who advise washing the hair
once a week have more of all eye to the increase of their business than to
|Color Of The Hair|
Nature has suited the hair to the complexion in every
case, and we cannot improve upon her idea of harmony. That is why any
attempt to ch...
Dyed hair is a sorry makeshift at best. Far better let nature
have her way. There is but one hair-dye that is not positively harmful,
"The only thing to do with gray hair is to admire it." This is
true. Nothing so sets off an aged face like the crown of silver. To color
|A Hair Tonic|
A lotion Dr. Leonard recommends for the hair, especially
where it is coming out calls for two drams tincture cantharides, half an
|The Hair And Health|
The condition of the hair is largely predicated on
the condition of the general health. In health, it should be abundant,
glossy and brig...
One of the woman's continuous tasks is trying to keep her
hands clean, and one thing that militates against their good looks is
|Care Of The Nails|
It is a luxury to have one's nails done by a manicure,
and if one can not afford this, always, it is profitable to have it done a
|Mouth And Teeth|
Many young people owe their homely mouths to infantile
habits. Sucking the thumb, and these horrible "pacificators" or "baby
|Cleansing The Teeth|
A good brushing twice a day, using cold water and
some pleasant antiseptic wash, like listerine, does much to keep the mouth
and teeth cl...
|Visits To The Dentist|
Pain and expense are saved by consulting the
dentist in good season. The smallest cavity should be filled as soon as
discovered. At least...
On no account let a child's second teeth come in
crowded, irregular or projecting. A good dentist can remedy all these
malformations and ...
No gift is more precious than sight. Therefore take care of
your eyes. Don't overstrain them, don't put anything in them, don't follow
|Eyelashes And Eyebrows|
The best application for these is the simplest.
Just a little yellow vaselin, which encourages growth. Don't clip, either.
The three most frequent evils to which the feet are heir are
corns, bunions or enlarged joints, and chilblains. Ingrowing nails are
Corns are of three kinds: callous spots, soft corns, and corns.
Callous spots may be rubbed or pared down and rubbed with cocoa butter.
These painful enlargements are due to a too short shoe, or one
that does not fit well. Better discard such footwear; it will be cheaper
People who have, or do not want chilblains should avoid
woolen stockings. Neither should they "toast their toes" at the fire, wear
A bad case should be taken to the chiropodist. Shaving
the nail thin on the top, or cutting a V-shaped piece out of it, tend to
| Great Physicians In Early Christian Times|
What we know of the life of the Founder of Christianity and how much He
did for the ailing poor would make us expect that the religi...
The first great Christian physician whose works meant much for his own
time, and whose writings have become a classic in medicine, was...
| Alexander Of Tralles|
An even more striking example than the life and work of Aetius as
evidence for the encouragement and patronage of medicine in early
| Paul Of Aegina|
Another extremely important writer in these early medieval times, whose
opportunities for study in medicine and for the practice of it...
| Further Christian Physicians|
Another distinguished Christian medical scientist was Theophilus
Protosbatharius, who belonged to the court of the Greek Emperor
| Arabian Christian Physicians|
That this is not a partial view suggested by the desire to make out a
better case for Christianity in its relation to science will be ...
| Great Jewish Physicians|
Any account of Old-Time Makers of Medicine without a chapter on the
Jewish Physicians would indeed be incomplete. They are among the...
The life of one of the great Jewish physicians, who has come to be known
in history as Maimonides, is of such significance in medica...
| Great Arabian Physicians|
In order to understand the place of the Arabs in medicine and in
science, a few words as to the rise of this people to political pow...
The most distinguished of the Arabian physicians was the man whose
rather lengthy Arabian name, beginning with Abu Bekr Mohammed, fini...
| Ali Abbas|
Rhazes lived well on into the tenth century. His successor in prestige,
though not his serious rival, was Ali Ben el-Abbas, usually sp...
| Moorish Physicians|
After Rhazes, the most important contributors to medical literature from
among the Arabs, with the single exception of Avicenna, were ...
The most important of the Arabian surgeons of the Middle Ages is
Albucasis or Abulcasis, also Abulkasim, who was born near Cordova, in...
Undoubtedly the most important of Abulcasis' contemporaries is the
famous physician whose Arabic name, Ibn Sina, was transformed into
Another of the distinguished Arabian physicians was Avenzoar--the
transformation of his Arabic family name, Ibn-Zohr. He was probably ...
Among the distinguished contributors to medicine at this time, though
more a philosopher than a physician, is the famous Averroes, who...
| Arabian Influence|
The fame of these great thinkers and writers in philosophy and in
medicine came to be known not only through the distribution of their...
| The Medical School At Salerno|
The Medical School at Salerno, probably organized early in the tenth
century, often spoken of as the darkest of the centuries, and r...
| Constantine Africanus|
Probably the most important representative of the medical school at
Salerno, certainly the most significant member of its faculty, i...
| Medieval Women Physicians|
Very probably the most interesting chapter for us of the modern time in
the history of the medical school at Salerno is to be found ...
| Mondino And The Medical School Of Bologna|
The most important contributions to medical science made by the Medical
School of Salerno at the height of its development were in s...
| Great Surgeons Of The Medieval Universities|
Strange as it may appear to those who have not watched the development
of our knowledge of the Middle Ages in recent years the most in...
| Roger Roland And The Four Masters|
Ruggero, or Rogero, who is also known as Rogerio and Rogerus with the
adjective Parmensis, or Salernitanus, of Parma or of Salerno, an...
| The North Italian Surgeons|
After Roger and Rolando and the Four Masters, who owe the inspiration
for their work to Salerno and the south of Italy, comes a group ...
| Bruno Da Longoburgo|
The first of this important group of north Italian surgeons who taught
at these universities was Bruno of Longoburgo. While he was bor...
| Hugh Of Lucca|
Bruno brought up with him the methods and principles of surgery from the
south of Italy, but there seems to have been already in the n...
This son, after having completed his medical studies at the age of about
twenty-three, entered the Dominican Order, then only recently...
| William Of Salicet|
The third of the great surgeons in northern Italy was William of
Salicet. He was a pupil of Bruno's and the master of Lanfranc. The fi...
After Salicet's lifetime the focus of interest in surgery changes from
Italy to France, and what is still more complimentary to Willia...
The next of the important surgeons who were to bring such distinction to
French surgery for five centuries was Henri de Mondeville. Wr...
One of the maxims of the old Greek philosophers was that good is
diffusive of itself. As the scholastics put it, bonum est diffusivum
| John Ardern|
In English-speaking countries of course we are interested in what was
done by Englishmen at this time. Fortunately we have the record ...
| Medieval Surgery|
Even this brief account of the surgeons who taught and studied at the
medieval universities demonstrates what fine work they did. It i...
| Guy De Chauliac|
One of the most interesting characters in the history of medieval
medicine, and undoubtedly the most important and significant of thes...
| Medieval Dentistry - Giovanni Of Arcoli|
If there is one phase of our present-day medicine and surgery that most
of us are likely to be quite sure is of very recent developm...
| Cusanus And The First Suggestion Of Laboratory Methods In Medicine|
As illustrating how, as we know more about the details of medical
history, the beginnings of medical science and medical practice are
| Basil Valentine Last Of The Alchemists First Of The Chemists|
Fieri enim potest ut operator erret et a via regia deflectat,
sed ut erret natura quando recte tractatur fieri non potest.
| St Luke The Physician|
In the midst of what has been called the higher criticism of the Bible
in recent times, one of the long accepted traditions that has...
| Science At The Medieval Universities|
With the growth of interest in science and in nature study in our own
day, one of the expressions that is probably oftenest heard is...
| Medieval Popularization Of Science|
The idea of collecting general information from many sources, of
bringing it together into an easily available form, so as to save o...
| Early Roman Medicine|
Origin of Healing--Temples--Lectisternium--Temple of
AEsculapius--Archagathus--Domestic Medicine--Greek Doctors--Cloaca
| Early Greek Medicine|
His life and works--His influence on Medicine.
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, was born at Cos during the golden
| Plato Aristotle The School Of Alexandria And Empiricism|
Plato--Aristotle--Alexandrian School--Its Origin--Its Influence--
| Roman Medicine At The End Of The Republic And The Beginning Of The|
Asclepiades of Prusa--Themison of Laodicea--Methodism--Wounds of
Julius Caesar--Systems of Philosophy--State of the...
| In The Reign Of The Caesars To The Death Of Nero|
Augustus--His illnesses--Antonius Musa--Maecenas--Tiberius--
| Physicians From The Time Of Augustus To The Death Of Nero|
Celsus--His life and works--His influence on Medicine--Meges of
Sidon--Apollonius of Tyana--Alleged miracles--Vettius
| The First And Second Centuries Of The Christian Era|
Dioscorides--Cassius Felix--Pestilence in Rome--Ancient ...
His life and works--His influence on Medicine.
Claudius Galenus, commonly known as Galen, has influenced the progress
| The Later Roman And Byzantine Period|
Beginning of Decline--Neoplatonism--Antyllus--Oribasius--Magnus--
| Influence Of Christianity On Altruism And The Healing Art|
Essenes--Cabalists and Gnostics--Object of Christ's
Mission--Stoics--Constantine and Justinian--Gladiatorial
| Gymnasia And Baths|
Gymnastics--Vitruvius--Opinions of Ancient Physicians on
Gymnastics--The Athletes--The Baths--Description of Baths at
Water-supply--Its extent--The Aqueducts--Distribution in
city--Drainage--Disposal of the Dead--Cremation and
| Fees In Ancient Times|
The professional incomes of doctors in ancient Greece and Rome varied
greatly as at the present day. A few were paid very large fees...
| Acalypha Indica|
NAT. ORD., Euphorbiaceae.
COMMON NAME, Indian Acalypha, Indian Nettle.
PREPARATION.--The fresh plant is macerated with two parts ...
| Acidum Lacticum|
COMMON NAME, Lactic acid.
ORIGIN.--Lactic acid is obtained from sour milk, resulting from the
fermentation of the sugar of milk und...
| Aethiops Antimonialis|
(This remedy is prepared by triturating together equal
parts of AEthiops mineralis and Antimonium crudum; we
may add t...
| Agave Americana|
NAT. ORD., Amaryllidaceae.
COMMON NAMES, American Aloe, Maguey, Century Plant.
PREPARATION.--The fresh leaves are pounded to a pu...
| Ambrosia Artemisifolia|
NAT. ORD., Compositae.
COMMON NAMES, Rag Weed, Hog Weed.
PREPARATION.--The fresh leaves and flowers are pounded to a pulp and
| Amygdalus Persica|
NAT. ORD., Rosaceae. Amygdaleae.
SYNONYM, Persica vulgaris.
COMMON NAME, Peach.
PREPARATION.--The tincture is made by pounding...
| Anagalis Arvensis|
NAT. ORD., Primulaceae.
COMMON NAMES, Scarlet Pimpernel. Poor Man's Weather-Glass.
PREPARATION.--The fresh plant, of the scarlet-...
| Arsenicum Bromatum|
COMMON NAMES, Arsenous or Arsenious Bromide; Arsenic Tribromide.
PREPARATION.--Add one drachm each Arsenious acid, Carbonate of Pota...
[B] Aspidospermine or Quebrachine is derived from the
Chilian "white Quebracho" (Aspidospermia Quebracho). At
Santigo de ...
| Aurum Muriaticum Natronatum|
COMMON NAME.--Chloride of Gold and Sodium.
PREPARATION.--A mixture composed of equal parts of dry chloride of Gold
and chloride of ...
| Avena Sativa|
NAT. ORD., Graminaceae.
COMMON NAME, Oats.
PREPARATION.--The fresh green plant, gathered in August, is pounded to a
pulp and mac...
| Azadirachta Indica|
PREPARATION.--The fresh bark is pounded to a pulp and macerated in two
parts by weight of alcohol.
(The following synopsis of ...
| Bacillinum Tuberculinum And Aviaire The Viruses Of Tuberculosis|
PREPARATION.--Triturate in the usual way.
(The literature on these several preparations is so
extensive that we must conf...
| Bellis Perennis|
NAT. ORD., Compositae.
COMMON NAMES, English Daisy. Garden Daisy. Hens and Chickens.
PREPARATION.--The fresh plant, in flower, is...
| Berberis Aquifolium|
NAT. ORD., Berberidaceae
COMMON NAMES, Oregon grape. Mountain grape.
PREPARATION.--The fresh root and stem is pounded to a pulp a...
| Blatta Orientalis|
SYNONYM, Indian cockroach.
COMMON NAME (Indian), Talapoka.
PREPARATION.--Triturate in th...
| Boletus Laricis|
NAT. ORD., Fungi.
COMMON NAMES, Larch Agaric, Larch Boletus, Purging Agaric, White Agaric.
PREPARATION.--The dried fungus is mace...
| Calcarea Renalis Praeparata|
PREPARATION.--There are two kinds of renal calculi, the phosphatic and
the uric, which should be triturated as separate preparations.
| Ceanothus Americanus|
NAT. ORD., Rhamnaceae.
COMMON NAMES, New Jersey Tea. Red Root. Wild Snowball.
PREPARATION.--The fresh leaves are pounded to a pul...
| Cephalanthus Occidentalis|
NAT. ORD., Rubiaceae.
COMMON NAMES, Button Bush, Crane Willow.
PREPARATION.--The fresh bark of branches and roots is pounded to a...
| Cereus Bonplandii|
NAT. ORD., Cactacae.
COMMON NAME, A variety of the night blooming cereus group.
PREPARATION.--The fresh green stems are pounded t...
| Cheiranthus Cheiri|
NAT. ORD., Cruciferae.
COMMON NAME, Wall flower.
PREPARATION.--The fresh plant is pounded to a pulp and macerated in two
| Chionanthus Virginica|
NAT. ORD., Oleaceae.
COMMON NAME, Fringe Tree. Snow-flower.
PREPARATION.--The fresh bark is pounded to a pulp and macerated in tw...
| Cornus Alternifolia|
NAT. ORD., Cornaceae.
COMMON NAME, Alternate-leaved Cornel or Dogwood. Swamp-walnut.
PREPARATION.--The fresh bark and young twigs...
| Crataegus Oxyacantha|
NAT. ORD., Pomaceae.
COMMON NAME, White or May Thorn. English Hawthorn.
PREPARATION.--The fresh berries are pounded to a pulp and...
| Cuphea Viscosissima|
NAT. ORD., Lythraceae.
COMMON NAMES, Clammy cuphea. Tar-weed.
PREPARATION.--The fresh plant is pounded to a pulp and macerated in...
| Echinacea Angustifolia|
NAT. ORD., Compositae.
COMMON NAME, Pale Purple Cone-flower.
PREPARATION.--The whole plant including the root is pounded to a pul...
| Echinacea Angustifolia|
A collection of symptoms from twenty-five different provers,
3 Dullness in head, with cross, irri...
| Epigea Repens|
NAT. ORD., Ericaceae.
COMMON NAMES, Trailing Arbutus. Ground Laurel. Gravel Root.
PREPARATION.--The fresh leaves are pounded to a...
| Eryngium Aquaticum|
NAT. ORD., Umbeliferae.
COMMON NAMES, Button Snakeroot. Water Eryngo.
PREPARATION.--The fresh root is pounded to a pulp and macer...
| Euphorbia Corollata|
NAT. ORD., Euphorbiaceae.
COMMON NAMES, Milk Weed. Wild Ipecac. Blooming or Flowering Spurge.
PREPARATION.--The fresh root is pou...
NAT. ORD., Polygonaceae.
COMMON NAME, Buckwheat.
PREPARATION.--The fresh mature plant is pounded to a pulp and macerated
in two ...
| Fagus Sylvaticus|
NAT. ORD., Cupuliferae.
COMMON NAME, European Beech.
PREPARATION.--The Beech Nuts are pounded to a pulp and macerated in five
| Fraxinus Excelsior|
NAT. ORD., Oleaceae.
COMMON NAME, European Ash.
PREPARATION.--The fresh leaves are pounded to a pulp and macerated with
| Fucus Vesiculosis|
NAT. ORD., Algae.
COMMON NAMES, Sea-wrack. Bladder-wrack. Sea-kelp.
PREPARATION.--The fresh alga gathered in May or June are poun...
NAT. ORD., Ericaceae.
COMMON NAME, Wintergreen.
PREPARATION.--The distilled oil from the leaves of Gaultheria procumbens
| Heloderma Horridus|
PREPARATION.--The virus, obtained by irritating the animal and allowing
it to bite on glass, is triturated in the usual way.
| Jacaranda Gualandai|
NAT. ORD., Bignoniaceae.
COMMON NAME, Carroba.
PREPARATION.--The dried leaves are crushed and macerated in five parts
by weight ...
| Lac Caninum|
PREPARATION.--The fresh milk from a bitch is triturated in the usual
(The late Dr. Sam. Swan had a proving of this remedy...
| Lapis Albus|
SYNONYM. Silico-Fluoride of Calcium.
PREPARATION.--The residue obtained by evaporation, from the waters of
the mineral springs of G...
| Latrodectus Mactans|
PREPARATION.--The spiders are triturated in the usual way.
(The following paper by Dr. Samuel A. Jones appeared in
| Cases Of Spider Bite|
BY G. WILLIAM SEMPLE, M. D., HAMPTON, VA.[J]
[J] Virginia Medical Monthly, Vol. II., No. 9, pp. 633-38,
1875. "He was commi...
| Lemna Minor|
NAT. ORD., Lemnaccae.
COMMON NAME, Duckweed.
PREPARATION. The fresh plant is pounded to a pulp and macerated in two
parts by wei...
PREPARATION.--Dilutions made from the mineral water or triturations from
the residue obtained by evaporation of the water.
| Lathyrus Sativus|
NAT. ORD., Leguminosae.
COMMON NAMES, Wild Vetch. Chick pea.
PREPARATION.--Trituration of the dried pea.
(Dr. W. A. Dewey...
| Liatris Spicata|
NAT. ORD., Compositae.
COMMON NAMES, Dense Button-Snake-root. Gay Feather. Devil's Bit.
PREPARATION.--The root is pounded to a pu...
| Lolium Temulentum|
NAT. ORD., Gramineae.
COMMON NAMES, Darnel. (G.) Taumellolch.
PREPARATION.--Trituration of the dried seeds.
| Lycopus Virginicus|
NAT. ORD., Labiatae.
COMMON NAME, Bugle Weed.
PREPARATION.--Tincture of the whole plant by macerating one part by
weight of the ...
| Malaria Officinalis|
PREPARATION.--It is prepared in three degrees of strength:
No. I. Is the water that stood on decomposed vegetable matter for one
| Mullein Oil|
PREPARATION.--Fill a bottle with the blossoms from the Verbascum
thapsus, cork tight, and hang in the sun for four or five weeks. By t...
| Mucuna Urens|
NAT. ORD., Leguminosae.
COMMON NAME, Horse-eye.
PREPARATION.--The pulverized bean is macerated in five times its weight
ORIGIN--A chemical compound procured from coal, alcohol, ether vapor,
PREPARATION.--Trituration of the pure naphthalin.
NAT. ORD., Amaryllidaceae.
COMMON NAME, Daffodil.
PREPARATION.--The young buds, stems and leaves are macerated in two
NAT. ORD., Sapindaceae.
COMMON NAMES, Box Elder. Ash-leaved Maple.
PREPARATION.--The bark of the root is macerated in twice its w...
| Onosmodium Virginianum|
NAT. ORD., Borraginaceae.
COMMON NAME, False Cromwell.
PREPARATION.--The entire plant with root is macerated in twice its
| Origanum Majorana|
NAT. ORD., Labiatae.
COMMON NAME, Sweet Marjoram.
PREPARATION.--The whole plant without the root, gathered when in flower,
| Oxytropis Lamberti|
NAT. ORD., Leguminosae.
COMMON NAMES, "Loco" Weed. Rattle Weed.
PREPARATION.--The whole plant without the root is macerated in tw...
| Oenthe Crocata|
PREPARATION.--The fresh root is macerated in two parts by weight of
(The following paper on OEnanthe crocata was kind...
PREPARATION.--The purified Paraffin is triturated in the usual way.
(This proving was made by Dr. Wahle, of Germany, who was the che...
| Parthenium Hysterophorus|
NAT. ORD., Synanthereae.
COMMON NAME, "Bitter broom." Escoba amaya.
PREPARATION.--The dry plant is macerated in five parts by wei...
| Passiflora Incarnata|
NAT. ORD., Passifloraceae.
COMMON NAME, Passion flower.
PREPARATION.--The fresh leaves and flowers gathered in May are macerated
| Penthorum Sedoides|
NAT. ORD., Crassulaceae.
COMMON NAME, Ditch Stone Crop.
PREPARATION.--The whole fresh plant with the root is macerated in two
| Phaseolus Nana|
NAT. ORD., Leguminosae.
COMMON NAME, Dwarf Bean.
PREPARATION.--The crushed beans are macerated in five parts by weight of
NAT. ORD., Araceae.
COMMON NAME, Skunk Cabbage.
PREPARATION.--The fresh root gathered in spring is macerated in twice
| Primula Obconica|
NAT. ORD., Primulaceae.
COMMON NAME, Primrose var. obconica.
PREPARATION.--The entire fresh plant in flower with root is macerate...
| Pyrus Americana|
NAT. ORD., Rosacae.
COMMON NAME, Mountain ash.
PREPARATION.--The fresh bark is macerated in twice its weight of
| Salix Nigra Aments|
NAT. ORD., Salicaceae.
COMMON NAME, White Willow.
PREPARATION.--The fresh aments are macerated in twice their weight of
| Salvia Officinalis|
NAT. ORD., Labiatae.
COMMON NAME, Common sage.
PREPARATION.--The fresh leaves are macerated in twice their weight of
| Saururus Cernuus|
NAT. ORD., Piperaceae.
COMMON NAME, Lizard's Tail.
PREPARATION.--The entire plant including the root is macerated in twice
| Scolopendra Morsitans|
PREPARATION.--The insect is triturated with sugar of milk in the usual
(In the case of a man bitten in the arm by a centi...
| Scutellaria Laterifolia|
NAT. ORD., Labiatae.
COMMON NAME, Mad-dog skullcap.
PREPARATION.--The whole fresh plant is macerated in twice its weight of
NAT. ORD., Iridaceae.
COMMON NAME, Blue-eyed grass.
PREPARATION.--The fresh root is macerated in twice its weight of
| Skookum Chuck|
(Some readers may be startled at this name, applied to a
remedy, but under that name it came before the profession
| Solanum Carolinense|
NAT. ORD., Solanaceae.
COMMON NAME, Horse-nettle.
PREPARATION.--The fresh, ripe berries are macerated in twice their
weight of a...
| Spiritus Glandium Quercus|
COMMON NAME--European or English oak.
PREPARATION.--The spirit is destilled from the tincture prepared by...
| Solidago Virga-aurea|
NAT. ORD., Compositae.
COMMON NAME, Golden Rod
PREPARATION.--The fresh blossoms are macerated in twice their weight of
| Stellaria Media|
COMMON NAME.--Common Chickweed.
PREPARATION.--The whole fresh plant in bloom is macerated in twice it...
| Stigmata Maidis|
A Tincture of the Fresh Corn Silk.
COMMON NAME.--Corn Silk.
PREPARATION.--One part of fresh corn silk is...
| Succinic Acid|
PREPARATION.--The pure chemical is triturated in the usual way.
(The following is by Dr. Morris Weiner, of Baltimore,
| Symphytum Officinalis|
COMMON NAME.--Comfrey, Healing Herb.
PREPARATION.--One part of the fresh root gathered just before bloo...
| Symphoricarpus Racemosus|
NAT. ORD., Caprifoliaceae.
COMMON NAME, Snow Berry.
PREPARATION.--One part of the fresh ripe berries is macerated in two
| Tela Aranearum|
COMMON NAMES, Spider's Web, Cobweb.
PREPARATION.--Triturate in the usual way.
(The following paper is by Dr. S. A. Jones, it...
PREPARATION.--Triturate the pure metal in the usual way.
(The following is from the Homoeopathic World, 1893):
In the "Frenc...
| Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris|
NAT. ORD., Cruciferae.
COMMON NAME, Shepherd's Purse.
PREPARATION.--Three parts of the fresh plant in flower are macerated in