A Tide Table for the Port of Bristol

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1867
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Page 31 - 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.
Page 31 - 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 30 - Repeat these measures alternately, deliberately, and perseveringly, about fifteen times in a minute, until a spontaneous effort to respire is perceived ; immediately upon which cease to imitate the movements of breathing...
Page 26 - 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 Breathing must be commenced immediately and energetically, and persevered in for one or two hours, or until a medical man has pronounced that life is extinct. Efforts to promote Warmth and Circulation beyond removing the wet clothes and drying the skin must not be made until the first appearance of natural...
Page 30 - Whilst the above operations are being proceeded with, dry the hands and feet, and as soon as dry clothing or blankets can be procured, strip the body and cover or gradually reclothe it, but taking care not to interfere with the efforts to restore breathing.
Page 30 - ... into the lungs.) Then turn down the patient's arms, and press them gently and firmly for two seconds against the sides of the chest.
Page 28 - Send immediately for medical assistance, blankets, and dry clothing, but proceed to treat the patient instantly on the spot, in the open air, with the face downward, whether on shore or afloat ; exposing the face, neck, and chest to the wind, except in severe weather, and removing all tight clothing from the neck and chest, especially the braces. The points to be aimed at are — first and immediately, the RESTORATION OF BREATHING ; and secondly, after breathing is restored, the PROMOTION OF WARMTH...
Page 31 - APPEARANCES WHICH GENERALLY ACCOMPANY DEATH. Breathing and the heart's action cease entirely ; the eyelids are generally half closed ; the pupils dilated ; the jaws clenched ; the...
Page 29 - ... efficiently, and perseveringly about fifteen times in the minute, or once every four or five seconds, occasionally varying the side. (By placing the patient on the chest, the weight of the body forces the air out ; when turned on the side, this pressure is removed, and air enters the chest).
Page 36 - WHITE'S MOC-MAIN LEVER TRUSS (Perfected and Exhibited at the Great Exhibition:-; of 1851 and 1862) Is allowed by upwards of 500 Medical men to be the most effective invention in the curative treatment of HERNIA. The use of a steel spring, so often hurtful in its effects, is here avoided; a soft bandage being worn round the body, while the...

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