Handbook of Therapy

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American Medical Association, 1915 - Therapeutics - 679 pages

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Page 101 - Until four to eight months of age, according to the development of the infant, food should be given every two hours during the day, and every three hours during the night, and...
Page 68 - ... interpreted that to mean not a completion in the way of a high-type pavement, but a completion to a standard that is reasonably adequate for the present-day needs. That should be taken into consideration, I think, in considering the pressure that is being brought for the extension of secondary roads. To me it does not seem to make a great deal of difference whether these roads are improved as Federal-aid highways or secondary roads. We can only perform the service as fast as the money is available,...
Page 542 - ... relaxation. One hand is allowed to rest on the abdominal wall without exerting any pressure, to serve as an indicator of the amount of movement. The woman is then directed to see how high she can raise the hand by lifting the abdominal wall, without straining, then to see how far the hand will be lowered by the voluntary contraction of the abdominal muscles, the importance of this contraction being especially emphasized.
Page 400 - ... which is about half a minim dose) is given every hour for six hours. At the end of six hours the dosage is increased 2 drops.
Page 201 - In these six villages new cases of pellagra originated almost exclusively in a house in which a preexisting pellagrin was living, or next door to such a house, suggesting that the disease has spread from old cases as centers. 7. So far as we have observed, pellagra has spread most rapidly in districts where insanitary methods of sewage disposal have been in use. 8. Additional evidence has been obtained to support the conclusion that flies of the genus Simulium have nothing to do with pellagra.
Page 557 - Immediately after feeding the infant should be again held up against the shoulder of the mother or nurse. He may be patted on the back or gentle pressure may be made on the epigastrium to encourage eructation of the swallowed air. It may be necessary to interrupt the feeding one or more times to hold the child upright to eructate, in cases in which an excessive amount of air is swallowed. After the gas is eructated the child should be put down to sleep, preferably in the prone position and with the...
Page 202 - The immediate results of hygienic and dietetic treatment in adults have been good, but after returning to former conditions of environment, most of the cases have recurred.
Page 541 - ... (Moscati) ; (2) alteration of the normal type of respiration by disuse of the diaphragm and of the abdominal muscles ; (3) the lack of general muscular development; (4) inactivity during the menstrual period; (5) psychic influences.
Page 556 - The erect posture favors eructation of this air; the horizontal prevents it. The horizontal posture by preventing eructation, is an important cause of vomiting, colic, indigestion and disturbed sleep. The following routine should be followed in feeding every infant: Before feeding the infant should be held upright to allow the escape of any gas present in the stomach. Immediately after feeding the infant should be again held up against the shoulder of the mother or nurse. He may be patted on the...
Page 165 - According to this view, iodin neutralizes the action of the agents which prevent solution and absorption of necrotic tissue, and at the same time lays bare to the action of the real germicidal agent the infecting organism which previously had been protected by the necrotic tissue. With the exposure of the infecting organism, such agents as mercury and salvarsan would be much more effective.

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