Clinical Osteopathy

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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. 1917 Excerpt: ...areas; raise the ribs and give shaking movements to the lower part of the thorax; extend the cervical spine. If convenient, electric stimulation of the skin may help. As much strong hot coffee as the patient can swallow helps to overcome the narcosis. When the breathing becomes regular and the heart strong, ...
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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. 1917 Excerpt: ...areas; raise the ribs and give shaking movements to the lower part of the thorax; extend the cervical spine. If convenient, electric stimulation of the skin may help. As much strong hot coffee as the patient can swallow helps to overcome the narcosis. When the breathing becomes regular and the heart strong, he may rest, but not sleep for several hours. For two days he must be watched. Toxic symptoms may appear at any time for several days. Chronic morphinism must receive institutional care, as a rule. The habit depends partly upon the existence of an antibody which results from the use of the drug, for which the morphine itself is an antidote. In order to rid the system of this poisonous antibody, it is necessary to promote elimination in everv possible manner. This, with the fact that absolute control of the patient is necessary to keep the drug away from him, at first, renders the home care of such patients most difficult. It is best to take the drug away at once, in all but a very few badly depleted persons, and from them within a few days. There is not apt to be any appetite, and food is denied, anyway. Free drinking of water or diluted fruit juice is necessary, the colon washed, sometimes the stomach, if nausea and vomiting are bad; very heavy treatment for the rigidity of the thorax and the lower thoracic spine are helpful. Baths, hot and cold sprays, massage, should keep the patient occupied with something practically all the time during his wakefulness. It may be necessary to use some 'purgative drug at first, this is to be avoided if possible. The patient must not be permitted access to the drug until his entire body is clean and strong, and he has shown evidences of recuperated will power as well as body strength. Prognosis. Few habituated morphin...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150258404
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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