Every Man His Own Doctor; The Cold Water, Tepid Water, And Friction-cure, As Applicable To Every…

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byR. T. Claridge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ... thrown over him. Heating bandages were applied to all parts afflicted, and kept there day and night. The above treatment was resorted to again in the afternoon. One paroxysm that I witnessed, lasted three weeks. It was astonishing to see the courage displayed by this patient. Each operation afforded relief for the time; but the enemy had strong hold upon the system, and was ejected with difficulty. During all the time the patient had a good appetite and slept soundly at night. He was still under the cure when I left Grafenberg. Priessnitz said, to effect this cure, it would require at least four years' treatment, which the patient said he would prefer to a renewal of the suffering he had already undergone, previously to coming to Grafenberg. Calcareous Deposit in the Knees, and high state of Inflammation.--The last case shows how the human body may be exposed to the action of water, with friction, for any length of time. The present case is that of an English gentleman, well known to all visitors at Grafenberg. G, aged between 50 and 60, gouty for the last twenty years, with contraction of the limbs, chalk stones having formed in the joints. This patient travelled from Italy to Grafenberg during the heat of summer, and, on arriving, had a most painful attack of gout in his lower extremities. Priessnitz, without the least preparation, put him into a tepid bath, and he was rubbed by three men for nearly three hours, occasionally throwing pails of cold water over his head and shoulders. This so reduced the inflammation, that, towards the end of that period, the afflicted part might also be rubbed with the wet hand. Heating bandages were then applied to those parts and the waist. Water was drunk plentifully during and after the operation. Patient was able afte...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 Excerpt: ... thrown over him. Heating bandages were applied to all parts afflicted, and kept there day and night. The above treatment was re...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217714498

ISBN - 13:9780217714495

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