The Sanitary Commission bulletin. no. 13-24, 1864, Issues 13-24
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Page 403 - A bowing, burdened head, That only asks to rest Unquestioning upon * A loving breast. My good right hand forgets its cunning now, To march the weary march I know not how. I am not eager, bold, Nor strong — all that is past : I am ready not to do, At last, at last. My half-day's work is done, And this is all my part ; I give a patient God My patient heart. And grasp His banner still Though all its blue be dim, These stripes no less than stars Lead after Him.
Page 411 - ... is simply to prevent him from taking any food at all. I have known patients literally incapacitated from taking one article of food after another by this piece of ignorance. Let the food come at the right time, and be taken away, eaten or uneaten, at the right time ; but never let a patient have ' something always standing ' by him, if you don't wish to disgust him of everything.
Page 443 - On another blanket was this : " This blanket was used by a soldier in the war of 1812 — may it keep some soldier warm in this war against traitors." On a pillow was written : " This pillow belonged to my little boy, who died resting on it ; it is a precious treasure to me, but I give it for the soldiers.
Page 411 - Yet often, she says, she has seen these things brought in to the sick, in a state perfectly perceptible to every nose or eye except the nurse's. It is here that the clever nurse appears, — she will not bring in the peccant article ; but, not to disappoint the patient, she will whip up something else in a few minutes. Remember, that sick cookery should half do the work of your poor patient's weak digestion.
Page 444 - ... of gelatine and make it into a Certain bulk by dissolving it in water and then to give it to the sick, as if the mere bulk represented nourishment. It is now known that jelly does not nourish, that it has a tendency to produce diarrhoea, — and to trust to it to repair the waste of a diseased constitution is simply to starve the sick under the guise of feeding them. If one hundred spoonfuls of jelly were given in the course of the day, you would have given one spoonful of gelatine, which spoonful...
Page 445 - ... these rules can only be ascertained by the most careful observation at the bedside. She there teaches us that living chemistry, the chemistry of reparation, is something different from the chemistry of the laboratory. Organic chemistry is useful, as all knowledge is, when we come face to face with nature ; but it by no means follows that we should learn in the laboratory any one of the reparative processes going on in disease. Again, the nutritive power of milk and of the preparations from milk,...
Page 403 - I LAY me down to sleep, With little thought or care, Whether my waking find Me here or there. A bowing, burdened head, That only asks to rest Unquestioning upon A loving breast. My good right hand forgets Its cunning now, To march the weary march I know not how. I am not eager, bold, Nor strong — all that is past : I am ready not to do, At last, at last. My half-day's work is done, And this is all my part ; I give a patient God My patient heart.
Page 533 - For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.
Page 445 - every one will be struck with the readiness with which" certain classes of "patients will often take diluted meat juice or beef tea repeatedly, when they refuse all other kinds of food.
Page 443 - On a bed-quilt was pinned a card, saying, " My son is in the army. Whoever is made warm by this quilt, which I have worked on for six days and the greater part of six nights, let him remember his own mother's love.