Diabetes Mellitus; Its History, Chemistry, Anatomy, Pathology, Physiology And Treatment. Its…

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byWilliam Morgan

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. HYGIENIC TREATMENT. IN addition to a regular course of Turkish baths, and other hydropathic appliances, active muscular exercise daily, in the open air, may be considered as a valuable addenda to our code of treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. M. Bouchardat, the Professor of Hygiene to the Faculty of Medicine in Paris, whose valuable contributions to this subject deserve our gratitude and highest encomiums, has more recently urged that equal attention should be paid to other points of an hygienic nature. He maintains that considerable benefit is derived from active muscular exercise, carried out in the open air every day; and he is in the habit of recommending his patients to go through a daily course of exercise at a gymnasium, or to subject themselves to some kind of work or exercise sufficiently active to throw them into a good perspiration. By this, he is of opinion, that a return of power of appropriating the starchy and saccharine elements of food is promoted. Special care should, at the same time, be taken to keep the skin warm and dry; that the mind should be kept calm and contented--free from mental work, care, sorrow, or anxiety; so that we may be able to exclaim, with Juvenal-- "Mens sana in corpore sano." Dr. Kiilz, of Marburg, has observed eight cases of Diabetes Mellitus in which active exercise was of decided value; but such exercise must consist in vigorous movement in the open air; simple in-door gymnastics are scarcely of the slightest use. In his experience, the best results are obtained by mountain-climbing; and, provided the patients are fond of such exercise, and can support the necessary exertion, he strongly recommends this treatment in lieu of drugs, provided that careful preliminary experiments have shown that exercise diminishes t...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII. HYGIENIC TREATMENT. IN addition to a regular course of Turkish baths, and other hydropathic appliances, active muscular exer...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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