Nursing and care of the nervous and the insane

Paperback | May 19, 2012

byCharles Karsner Mills

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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. 1889 Excerpt: ...the current becomes stronger. If the battery is a good one, the operator can begin with the weakest possible current and increase to the strength necessary without danger. This should be done by using the two methods of regulating the strength of the current, in an apparatus in which the tube and switch methods are both possible. Suppose with a certain patient it is necessary to be very careful about the use of the battery. The patient may be timid. Some patients imagine that when, the battery is applied they are going to have a thunderbolt hurled at them. The best way to begin in such a case is to increase the current by the use of the hollow cylinder. This is pulled out slowly, and, when a certain strength of current is reached, it is left at that point. If necessary to withdraw the cylinder further in order to get sufficient strength, it is well after drawing it out a certain distance to return it and push the switch up one point. The cylinder can then again be withdrawn if necessary; and later, if it is desired, the cylinder can be once more returned and the switch moved to another knob. Let me now give a hint or two about handling and taking care of a faradic battery. One that is well cared for should not often get out of order. With fresh fluid in the cell every three or four weeks, if the battery is used moderately--say one or two hours every day--it should keep in good working order for a long time. If, however, care is not exercised about some little things it will soon be out of order. The zinc should never be left in the liquid longer than is necessary. A battery weakens quickly if the zinc is not instantly removed. The longer the zinc is in contact with the fluid the longer the circuit is maintained, and the greater is the damage done to the zin...

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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. 1889 Excerpt: ...the current becomes stronger. If the battery is a good one, the operator can begin with the weakest possible current and increas...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217243177

ISBN - 13:9780217243179

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