The household physician: for the use of families, planters, seamen, and travellers

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Higgins., 1859 - Medicine, Popular - 728 pages
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Page 150 - MY hair is gray, but not with years, Nor grew it white In a single night, As men's have grown from sudden fears : My limbs are bow'd, though not with toil, But rusted with a vile repose, For they have been a dungeon's spoil, And mine has been the fate of those To whom the goodly earth and air Are...
Page 84 - I have wandered a good deal about the world, and never followed any prescribed rule in anything ; my health has been tried in all ways ; and, by the aids of temperance and hard work, I have worn out two armies in two wars, and probably could wear out another before my period of old age arrives ; I eat no animal food, drink no wine, or malt liquor, or spirits of any kind ; I wear no flannel, and neither regard wind nor rain, heat nor cold, where business is in the way.
Page 683 - Any other flavoring may be used, as orange peel, orange flower or ginger. It is also suggested to physicians that glycerin may be used, wholly or partially, in place of sugar when indicated, six ounces and a half of glycerin being substituted for twelve ounces of sugar.
Page 106 - ... vessels which terminate in it. To those who are past the meridian of life, and have dry skins, and begin to be emaciated, the warm bath, for half an hour, twice a week, I believe to be eminently serviceable in retarding the advances of age.
Page 577 - A Refreshing Drink in a Fever.— Put a little tea-sage, two sprigs of balm, and a little wood-sorrel into a stone jug, having first washed and dried them ; peel thin a small lemon, and clear from the white ; slice it, and put a bit of the peel in, then pour in three pints of boiling water, sweeten, and cover it close.
Page 196 - ... walls of the trachea as low as the bifurcation, and even of the large bronchi. Physicians will understand the advantage of this in the case of ulcers low down in the trachea. They will see its advantage, too, in the case of croup in children, into whose larynges it is not easy to introduce the sponge. The introduction of this instrument into the larynx is easy. Upon the approach of any foreign substance the epiglottis instinctively drops down upon the entrance to the larynx, guarding it against...
Page 684 - ... ounces of boiling water. Mix the solutions, and wash the precipitated phosphate of iron till the washings are tasteless. Dissolve the phosphate of lime in...
Page 581 - Feet Jelly. Take two calves' feet and add to them one gallon of water, which reduce by boiling to one quart. Strain it, and when cold, skim the fat entirely off. Add to this the white of six or eight eggs well beaten, a pint of wine, half a pound of loaf sugar and the juice of four lemons, and let them be well mixed- Boil the whole for a few minutes, stirring constantly, and then pass it through a flannel strainer. This forms a very nutritious article of diet for the sick and convalescent.
Page 577 - Lemon-water, a delightful Drink. Put two slices of lemon thinly pared into a tea-pot, a little bit of the peel, and a bit of sugar, or a large spoonful of capillaire ; pour in a pint of boiling water, and stop it close two hours.
Page 577 - ... and the same of good vinegar. Tamarinds, currants, fresh or in jelly, or scalded currants or cranberries, make excellent drinks, with a little sugar or not, as may be agreeable. A REFRESHING DRINK IN A FEVER. Put a little tea-sage, two sprigs of balm, and a little wood-sorrel, into a stone jug, having first washed and dried them ; peel thin a small lemon, and clear from the white ; slice it, and put a bit of the peel in ; then pour in three pints of boiling water, sweeten and cover it close.

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