Encyclopedia of Household Information: A Compendium of Facts for Easy Reference which Shall Constitute a Guide to Every Department of Social and Domestic Economy. A Manual for Every Home

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Loomis, 1890 - Home economics - 523 pages
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Page 294 - Place the patient on the back on a flat surface, inclined a little upwards from the feet ; raise and support the head and shoulders on a small firm cushion or folded article of dress placed under the shoulder-blades.
Page 449 - Then plunge under it with your eyes open, throwing yourself towards the egg, and endeavouring by the action of your hands and feet against the water to get forward till within reach of it. In this attempt you will find, that the water buoys you up against your inclination; that it is not so easy a thing to sink as you imagined; that you cannot but by active force get down to the egg.
Page 295 - The friction must be continued under the blanket or over the dry clothing. Promote the warmth of the body by the application of hot flannels, bottles, or bladders of hot water, heated bricks, &c., to the pit of the stomach, the arm-pits, between the thighs, and to the soles of the feet. If the patient has been carried to a house after respiration has been restored, be careful to let the air play freely about the room.
Page 295 - On the restoration of life, a teaspoonful of warm. water should be given; and then, if the power of swallowing has returned, small quantities of wine, -warm brandy and water, or coffee should be administered. The patient should be kept in bed, and a disposition to sleep encouraged.
Page 373 - THERE is no fact more clearly established in the physiology of man than this, that the brain expends its energies and itself during the hours of wakefulncss, and that these are recuperated during sleep ; if the recuperation does not equal the expenditure, the brain withers — this is insanity. Thus it is, that in early English history...
Page 293 - The points to be aimed at are — first and immediately, the restoration of breathing; and secondly, after breathing is restored, the promotion of warmth and circulation. The efforts to restore...
Page 353 - What a striking Providence !" This man has been in the habit of studying half the night, of passing his days in his office, and in the courts, of eating luxurious dinners, and drinking various wines. He has, every day, violated the laws on which health depends. Did Providence cut him off? The evil rarely ends here. The diseases of the father are often transmitted; and a feeble mother rarely leaves behind her vigorous children. It has been customary, in some of our cities, for young ladies to walk...
Page 450 - I know by experience that it is a great comfort to a swimmer, who has a considerable distance to go, to turn himself sometimes on his back, and to vary in other respects the means of procuring a progressive motion.
Page 354 - ... long list of maladies that make life a torment or a trial. It is the opinion of those who best understand the physical system, that this wonderful machine, the body, this ' goodly temple,' would gradually decay, and men would die, as if falling asleep.
Page 450 - But if, in this erect position, the head is kept upright above the shoulders, as when we stand on the ground, the immersion will, by the weight of that part of the head that is out of water, reach above the mouth and nostrils, perhaps a little above the eyes...

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