A text-book of practical therapeutics Volume 274; v. 1900; with especial reference to the application of remedial measures to disease and their employment upon a rational basis. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: 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. 1900 Excerpt: ...remedy for nocturnal seminal emissions with some practitioners, and the scrotum may be submerged in a tumbler of cold water for a few minutes at night for a similar purpose. A very useful treatment of dysentery is to gently inject into the rectum about one or two quarts of cold water--if necessary it may be icy cold; and a similar application for piles is a useful adjunct to all forms of treatment for these troublesome formations. So highly do some physicians praise this method that the writer has thought it proper to quote from a paper of Dr. J. William White upon this subject. He says: "I desire to call the attention of the profession to a method of treatment which, although not altogether new, is yet not appreciated as, in my judgment, it should be. I refer to a moderately forcible stream of water of varying temperature in the treatment of a number of affections of the rectum, anus, and genito-urinary apparatus. The tonic and astringent effect of such a stream of water upon any living tissue is, of course, a well-understood fact, and has been employed in the arrest of hemorrhage, in the treatment of inflammation, and in various conditions. But it has only been in exceptional cases, and usually by the aid of more or less troublesome apparatus, that it has been used in the class of cases to which I now refer. "The bidet, as I have now for a few years prescribed it, should be of the variety which can be attached to the water-closet seat habitually used by the patient. It should have a nozzle capable of throwing a stream of about the calibre of an ordinary lead-pencil or a little less. The head of water should be sufficient to make it impinge upon the parts exposed to it with enough force to excite there a little sensation of smarting or tingling. ...
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