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Page 463 - This is in order to not unduly dilute the gastric juice, or wash it out prematurely and thus interfere with the digestive processes. 8. The effects of drinking hot water as indicated are the improved feelings of the patient. The faeces become black with bile washed down its normal channel. This blackness of...
Page 461 - ... bed in the morning, before any meals or drinks are taken. The quantity of urine voided in twenty-four hours should measure from forty-eight to sixty-four ounces. The amount will of course vary somewhat with the temperature of the atmosphere, exercise, sweating, etc., but the hot water mus^ be given so as to keep the specific gravity to the infant's.
Page 461 - Salisbury first began with one-half pint of hot water, but he found it was not enough to wash out nor to bear another test founded on the physiological fact that the urine of a healthy babe suckling a healthy mother (the best standard of health) stands at a specific gravity varying from 1015 to 1020. The urine of the patient should be made to conform to this standard, and the daily use of the urinomcter tells whether the patient drinks enough or too much hot water.
Page xviii - Professor of Pathology and Practice of Medicine, University of the City of New York.
Page 462 - Salisbury tried the time of one-half hour before meals, but this was apt to be followed by vomiting. One hour to two hours allows the hot water time enough to get out of the stomach before the food enters or sleep comes, and thus avoids vomiting. Four times a day gives an amount of hot water sufficient to bring the urine to the right specific gravity, quantity, color, odor, and freedom from deposit on cooling. If the patient leaves out one dose of hot water during an astronomical day, the omission...
Page 462 - Four times a day gives an amount of hot water sufficient to bring the urine to the right specific gravity, quantity, color, odor and freedom from deposit on cooling. If the patient leaves out one dose of hot water during an astronomical day, the omission will show in the increased specific gravity as indicated by the urinometer, in the color, etc. Should the patient be thirsty between meals, eight ounces of hot water can be taken any time between two hours after a meal and one hour before the next...
Page 464 - Personal estimate of the founder of this practice. — "If I were confined to one means of medication, I would take hot water." "I have drunk it for twenty-five years.
Page xviii - ALFRED FA KING, MD, Washington, DC, . , Prof, of Obstetrics, University of Vermont. DW YANDELL, MD, Prof, of the Science and Art of Surg. and Clinical Surg., University of Louisville, Ky. LP YANDELL, MD, !Prof of Clin. Med., Diseases of Children and Dermatology, University of Louis'ville, Ky.
Page 463 - ... urine. The sweat starts freely after drinking, giving a true bath from center of body to periphery. The skin becomes healthy in feel and looks. The digestion is correspondingly improved, and with this improvement comes a better working of the machine.
Page 464 - If this is so, then a denudation of the lining of the stomach continuously for twenty-four years is compatible to a state of otherwise perfect health with no sign of illness for that period of time, and is also compatible with the numerous cases that have occurred under the use of hot water as a foundation for treatment during the past twenty-five years. Again, the same physicians drink tea and coffee at the same temperature, and this act belies their warning and shows their inconsistency and want...