Homburg-Spa

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byCarolus Fridericus Schetelig

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...applications, which should still be varied in cases of neur asthenia or hypochondriasis giving rise to the complaint. The mineral water treatment should certainly not be omitted, nor can we do without the additional help of stimulant baths and the faradic current. In all this, however, the greatest care and discrimination have to be used, and the patient should by no means be unceremoniously consigned to the mercies of an unskilled masseur. What is being practised under the name of massage at some of the hot springs has nothing to do with the particular kind described by me above, nor with true surgical massage--it hardly rises above »shampooing«. Obesity. For practical objects, let us distinguish between corpulence, i. e. that rich coating of fat seated principally in the integuments, and obesity, as meaning a blending of fat, short of degeneration, with most of the outer and inner organs of the system. The former may be inherited, or engrafted solely by mode of living, but is always inseparable from improper feeding and in people of advanced age results in bringing about the second variety, that of true obesity. Sundry occasions have presented themselves in this treatise of speaking of obesity as complicating other disorders or diseases. Thus I must refer my readers to the chapters on »Gout«, »Anaemia« and »Diet«, where they will find the matter more fully discussed. Essential or hereditary corpulence, principally in the young, should hardly come under mineral water treatment of any kind. Investigations in biology have of late years added a great deal to our knowledge of nutrition, and taught us how to avoid certain errors committed in former years on this score. The fat man described by Sir Francis Head,...

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...applications, which should still be varied in cases of neur asthenia or hypochondriasis giving rise to the complaint. T...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217227201

ISBN - 13:9780217227209

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