Our Wonderful Bodies and how to Take Care of Them: Second Book-for Intermediate and Grammar Grades

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Maynard, Merrill & Company, 1894 - Physiology - 222 pages
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Page 213 - Repeat these movements deliberately and perseveringly, fifteen times only in a minute. (When the patient lies on the thorax, this cavity is compressed by the weight of the body, and expiration takes place. When he is turned on the side, this pressure is removed, and inspiration occurs.) 6th. When the...
Page 212 - In order to clear the throat, place the patient gently on the face, with one wrist under the forehead, that all fluid, and the tongue itself, may fall forward, and leave the entrance into the windpipe free.
Page 213 - Treat the patient instantly on the spot, in the open air, freely exposing the face, neck, and chest to the breeze, except in severe weather.
Page 213 - Rub the limbs upward, with firm pressure and with energy. (The object being to aid the return of venous blood to the heart...
Page 156 - In great cities, night air is often the best and purest air to be had in the twentyfour hours. I could better understand in towns shutting the windows during the day than during the night, for the sake of the sick.
Page 213 - Make the face warm by brisk friction ; then dash cold water upon it. 5th. If not successful, lose no time ; but, to imitate respiration, place the patient on his face, and turn the body gently, but completely on the side, and a little beyond; then again on the face, and so on, alternately. Repeat these movements deliberately and perseveringly, f/teen times only in a minute.
Page 213 - Substitute for the patient's wet clothing, if possible, such other covering as can be instantly procured, each bystander supplying a coat or cloak, etc. Meantime, and from time to time, to excite inspiration, let the surface of the body be slapped briskly with the hand. 9th. Rub the body briskly till it is dry and warm, then dash cold water upon it, and repeat the rubbing.
Page 77 - Scattered as the states are from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico...
Page 216 - Dissolve two drachms of common salt in a pail or bucket of water, pour the two solutions together, and allow the sediment to subside.
Page 213 - When the prone position is resumed, make a uniform and efficient pressure along the spine, removing the pressure immediately, before rotation on the side. (The pressure augments the expiration; the rotation commences inspiration.) Continue these measures.

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