Audels Household Helps, Hints and Receipts ...: Three Thousand References

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T. Audel & Company, 1913 - Home economics - 271 pages

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Page 2 - The vigorous and strong may bathe early in the morning on an empty stomach. The young, and those who are weak, had better bathe two or three hours after a meal — the best time for such is from two to three hours after breakfast. Those who are subject to attacks of giddiness or faintness, and those who suffer from palpitation and other sense of discomfort at the heart, should not bathe without first consulting their Medical Adviser.
Page 6 - The lint is to be placed on the nail, parallel to its groove; then with a flat probe introduce the lint, thread by thread, between the flesh and nail. Thus the parts are separated, with the little cushion of lint lying between. The sulcus is then to be filled with pledgets of lint, and finally long narrow strips of adhesive plaster are to be applied, always from above the inflamed sulcus downward, in such a manner that the latter is still farther removed from the margin of the nail. With such a dressing...
Page 224 - Just before retiring at night pour into the clogged pipe enough liquid soda lye to fill the ' trap ' or bent part of the pipe. Be sure that no water runs in it until the next morning. During the night the lye will convert all the offal into soft soap, and the first current of water in the morning will wash it away and clear the pipe clean as new.
Page 1 - Avoid bathing altogether in the open air if, after having been a short time in the water, there is a sense of chilliness with numbness of the hands and feet : but Bathe when the body is warm, provided no time is lost in getting into the water. Avoid chilling the body by sitting or standing UNDRESSED on the banks or in boats after having been in the water.
Page 53 - Don't light a sick-room at night by means of a jet of gas burning low ; nothing impoverishes the air sooner. Use sperm candles, or tapers which burn in sperm oil. Don't allow offensive matters to remain; in cases of emergency where these cannot...
Page 213 - Lamps which have no extinguishing apparatus should be put out as follows: — The wick should be turned down until there is only a small flickering flame, and a sharp puff of breath should then be sent across the top of the chimney, but not down it.
Page 206 - Hold the bottle or decanter firmly in the hand, or between the knees, and gently tap the stopper on alternate sides, using for the purpose a small piece of wood, and directing the strokes upward. 2. Plunge the neck of the vessel into hot water, taking care that the water is not hot enough to split the glass.
Page 121 - There is no pain attending its use, as from that of astringents. Of course the epidermis peels off as after other treatment. "I use the bromine dissolved in olive oil, in cosmoline, or in glycerine. The application with glycerine is painful, and, I think, possesses no advantage to compensate for the irritation. The strength of the solution is from ten to twenty drops of bromine to the ounce of oil, used by rubbing gently on the affected part three or four times a day, and especially on going to bed...
Page 206 - Plunge the neck of the vessel in hot water, taking care that the water is not hot enough to split the glass. If the stopper is still fixed, use the first method. 3. Pass a piece of lint around the neck of the bottle, which must be held fast while two persons draw the lint backwards and forwards.

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