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1843 Excerpt: ... same process of rubbing and pouring water over
the head being practised. The first day, the same process was
repeated four times; the duration of the bath being not so long
when the fever was not so high. During the night, the wet sheet was
changed almost every hour. On the morning of the second day, the
child refused to go into the bath, calling out himself, at
intervals, for additional wet sheets. Orders were given that his
inclination should be complied with. In the course of the morning,
the child himself desired that he might be put into the bath, where
he remained till the heat under the arms and on the back of the
neck was the same as the rest of the body; this equality of
temperature being the general guide for the duration of a bath. It
is worthy of remark, that the more the fever was reduced, the more
quiet the little patient became, till at last he remained in the
bath perfectly tranquil. The same treatment, slightly varied, was
continued four days, when the child was well, and was sent out to
play with the other children. In eight days after this, a pustule
appeared on the foot, containing matter, which discharged freely.
Observation.--This case might probably have passed into continued
infantile fever, had it not been in this manner promptly and
successfully treated. When fever runs very high, as shewn by the
burning skin, delirium, and other symptoms, it is a good
modification of the use of the leintuch to cover it with a dry
sheet, instead of the blanket and packing up in the usual manner.
Case X. A gentleman, aged 45, tall and stout, received two injuries
of the head by a fall, one of which was in hunting, about seven
years ago. The nervous system was much deranged, especially since
the second accident, five years ago, when the spine receiv...
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