The Household Manual of Domestic Hygiene, Foods and Drinks, Common Diseases, Accidents and Emergencies, and Useful Hints and Recipes: With Many Other Interesting Topics

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Office of the Health Reformer, 1875 - Cooking - 262 pages

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Page 71 - ... a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fume thereof, nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Page 92 - AVOID DELAY. A MOMENT may turn the scale for life or death. Dry ground, shelter, warmth, stimulants, etc., at this moment are nothing — ARTIFICIAL BREATHING is EVERYTHING, — is the ONE REMEDY, — all others are secondary. Do not stop to remove wet clothing.
Page 37 - Note the opinions on drugging of two most eminent physicians: Prof. Alonzo Clark, MD, of the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons, says: "All of our curative agents are poisons, and as a consequence, every dose diminishes the patient's vitality.
Page 92 - Precious time is wasted, and the patient may be fatally chilled by exposure of the naked body, even in summer. Give all your attention and effort to restore breathing by forcing air into, and out of, the lungs. If the breathing has just ceased, a smart slap on the face, or a vigorous twist of the hair will sometimes start it again, and may be tried incidentally, as may, also, pressing the finger upon the root of the tongue.
Page 60 - Who," said Dr. Rush near fifty years ago, " can see groups of boys of six or eight years old, in our streets smoking cigars, without anticipating such a depreciation of our posterity in health and character, as can scarcely be contemplated, at this distance, without pain and horror?
Page 90 - RULE 2. — Place the patient face downward, and maintaining all the while your position astride the body, grasp the points of the shoulders by the clothing, or, if the body is naked, thrust your fingers into the armpits, clasping your thumbs over the points of the shoulders, and raise the chest as high as yon can (Fig.
Page 90 - ... and give the body a smart jerk to remove mucus from the throat and water from the windpipe : hold the body suspended long enough to slowly count ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, — repeating the jerk more gently two or three times.
Page 89 - RULE 1. — Remove all obstructions to breathing. INSTANTLY loosen or cut apart all neck and waist bands ; turn the patient on his face, with the head down hill ; stand astride the hips with your face towards his head, and, locking your fingers together under his belly, raise the body as high as you can without lifting the forehead off the ground (Fig.
Page 24 - The dress adopted by the women of our times may be very graceful and becoming, it may possess the great advantages of developing the beauties of the figure and concealing its defects, but it certainly is conducive to the development of uterine diseases, and proves not merely a predisposing but an exciting cause of them.
Page 93 - Do NOT GIVE UP TOO SOON. You are working for life. Any time within two hours you may be on the very threshold of success without there being any sign of it.

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