A Practical Physiology: A Text-book for Higher Schools

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Ginn, 1900 - Human physiology - 448 pages
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Page 403 - Fumigation with sulphur is the only practicable method for disinfecting the house. For this purpose, the rooms to be disinfected must be vacated. Heavy clothing, blankets, bedding, and other articles which cannot be treated with zinc solution, should be opened and exposed during fumigation, as directed below.
Page 5 - If any one doubts the importance of an acquaintance with the fundamental principles of physiology as a means to complete living, let him look around and see how many men and women he can find in middle or later life who are thoroughly well.
Page 95 - ... is simply that condition of body, and that amount of vital capacity, which shall enable each man in his place to pursue his calling, and work on in his working life, with the greatest amount of comfort to himself and usefulness to his fellowmen.
Page 79 - In every tiny block of muscle there is a part which is really alive, there are parts which are becoming alive, there are parts which have been alive but are now dying or dead; there is an upward rush from the lifeless to the living, a downward rush from the living to the dead.
Page 404 - Body and bed clothing, etc. — It is best to burn all articles which have been in contact with persons sick with contagious or infectious diseases. Articles too valuable to be destroyed should be treated as follows : (a.) Cotton, linen, flannels, blankets, etc., should be treated with the boiling-hot zinc solution ; introduce piece by piece, secure thorough wetting, and boil for at least half an hour.
Page 403 - In the Sick-room. — The most available agents are fresh air and cleanliness. The clothing, towels, bedlinen, etc., should, on removal from the patient, and before they are taken from the room, be placed in a pail or tub of the zinc solution, boiling hot, if possible. All discharges should either be received in vessels containing copperas solution, or, when this is impracticable, should be immediately covered with copperas solution. All vessels used about the patient should be cleansed with the...
Page 79 - Whether the muscle be at rest or be moving, some of the capital of living material is always being spent, changed into dead waste, some of the new food is always being raised into living capital. But when the muscle is called upon to do work, when it is put into movement, the expenditure is quickened, there is a run upon the living capital, the greater; the more urgent the call for action.
Page 403 - ... burning sulphur, and when certain the sulphur is burning well, leave the room, close the door, and allow the room to be closed for twenty-four hours.
Page 404 - Afterward they should be hung in the open air, beaten, and shaken. Pillows, beds, stuffed mattresses, upholstered furniture, etc., should be cut open, the contents spread out and thoroughly fumigated.
Page 402 - Disinfection cannot compensate for want of cleanliness or of ventilation. I. DISINFECTANTS TO BE EMPLOYED. 1. Roll sulphur (brimstone) for fumigation. 2. Sulphate of iron (copperas) dissolved in water in the proportion of one and a half pounds to the gallon : for soil, sewers, etc.

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