Ladies' Handbook of Home Treatment by Richards, F C & Eulalia S

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The earnest desire to assist mothers and prospective mothers to preserve their own health and to intelligently safeguard the health of their own children, led the authors to prepare this volume.

Ladies' Handbook of Home Treatment

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The earnest desire to assist mothers and prospective mothers to preserve their own health and to intelligently safeguard the health of their own children, led the authors to prepare this volume. The rapid increase of diseases to which the human race is subject has called for and resulted in a corresponding advance of medical knowledge.

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Author Richards, F C & Eulalia S
Publisher Signs Publishing Company
Pages 787
Edition 1st
Binding Hard Back
Condition B+
Dustjacket No
Table of Contents

CHAPTER I. THE FOUNDING OF A HOME.
Youth life's springtime-Choosing a life partner-The happy days of wooing-Moral, mental, and physical preparations for marriage-The bridal trousseau-Length of engagements-The wedding day-The honeymoon.

CHAPTER II. MAKING MARRIAGE A SUCCESS.
How to make marriage successful-Stanza by old-fashioned poet-Home the wife's kingdom-Keeping busy and happy-Happy home and the kitchen-Giving attention to laws of health-Heredity, variation, segregation, and selection-Health of mother-to-be-Care of same by husband-Good women the national asset.

CHAPTER III. OUTSIDE THE MARRIAGE CIRCLE.
Marriage and the sexual relation-Promiscuous sexual relations and disease-Syphilis-Gonorrhea-Blindness due to gonorrhea-Effect of syphilis on children-Personal responsibility-Protecting cherished daughter-Prostitution-Safeguarding the young.

CHAPTER IV. SEX PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE.
The function of reproduction-Mock modesty-On teaching truth concerning sex-Need of cleanliness of organs-Self-abuse-Contamination through association-Winning the child's confidence-Protective knowledge for the little girl-Inspiring a sense of responsibility in children-Work and aims for the boys and girls-The white slave traffic and young girls-Methods of procurers-The peril of ignorance-Fortifying knowledge for the boy-Relation of purity to observing laws of health-Purity of mind-Quackery-Sex hygiene-True object in mating-The benefits of continence-Giving nature a chance-Self-control after marriage-At what times conception is least likely to occur-the rights of the wife and of the prospective child-Making marriage happier and life purer and better.

CHAPTER V. THE BEGINNING OF A NEW LIFE.
The divine mandate, "Be fruitful and multiply"-General plan of reproduction-Lessons from plants and flowers-Fertilization-The human sperm-cell-The human ovary and ovum-Fallopian tubes-Passage of ovum from ovary to womb-Conception-the development of the ovum-The full-term child-How the developing child is nourished and protected-The placenta, or after-birth-the umbilical cord, or navel string.

CHAPTER VI. CARE OF THE MOTHER-TO-BE.
Motherhood the crowning glory of womanhood-Improved health during pregnancy-Preparation for motherhood-Prenatal influence-Signs of pregnancy-Cessation of menses-Morning sickness-changes in the breasts-Enlargement of the abdomen-Quickening-Duration of pregnancy-How to calculate date of confinement-Obstetric table-Concerning medical attendant and choice of same-Choosing the nurse-Maternity clothing-Exercises for expectant mother-Diet during pregnancy-Rules of health-Sits baths-Vaginal douches-Massage to the abdomen-Care of the breasts-Preparation for labour-Lying-in room-Indispensable things for mother-Indispensables for child-Signs of approaching labour-Normal labour-Anesthetics during labour-Lying-in period-Management of labour in absence of physician.

CHAPTER VII. THE AILMENTS OF PREGNANCY.
Displacements of the womb-Leucorrhea, or "the whites"-Itching of the genitals-Dropsy of the genitals-Loosening of and pain in the pelvic joints-Diseases of the digestive canal-Decay of the teeth-Toothache-Inflammation of the gums-Increased flow of saliva-Obstinate vomiting-Constipation-Diarrhea-Piles-Diseases of urinary apparatus-Nephritis, Bright's Disease, or inflammation of the kidneys-The prevention of kidney complications-Treatment of kidney complications-Irritability of the bladder-Inflammation of the bladder-Diseases of the nervous system-Neuralgia-St. Vitus's dance-Insanity-Cramp-Diseases of Circulatory Apparatus-Valvular veins and piles-Diseases of the respiratory apparatus-Consumption-Abortion, Miscarriage, and premature labour-Extra-uterine pregnancy-Accidents in labour-Delivery forceps-Lacerations.

CHAPTER VIII. THE CARE OF THE INFANT.
A good start for the baby-Baby's wardrobe-Diapers-Bands-Shirt-Skirt-Dresses-Baby's second wardrobe-Toilet articles and other necessities-What the baby's basket should contain-Baby's first toilet-The healthy babe; its normal appearance, weight, breathing, and pulse-The bowels-The kidneys-Baby's temperature-Baby's growth and development, physical and mental-Talking, creeping, and walking-Weekly weighings-Table of average weight, height, etc.-Teething-Daily programme for baby-On baby's sleep-Sleeping out of doors-Regularity-Play-Toys-Creeping pen-Outings-The nurse-Her qualifications-The nursery.

CHAPTER IX. FEEDING THE BABY.
The infant's ideal food-When a woman should not nurse her child-Suggestions to nursing mother for increasing milk supply-Suggestions for breast-feeding-Mother's dietary-Manner of nursing-Effect of Medicines-Mother's disposition-Wet-nursing-Weaning-When to wean and how-Artificial feeding-Selection of milk-Humanising cow's milk-Cereal Waters-Number of feedings-Sterilising milk-Preparation of lime water-Measuring utensils-Feeding bottles and their cleansing-Rules for artificial feeding-Disturbances of digestion-Vomiting-Constipation-Colic-Is the baby hungry?-Child's diet at weaning-Spoon-feeding at this time-Diet during second year-Articles of diet not to be given to infants or young children-Benefits of fruit juice for babies-Regulations for giving same-Some examples of benefits derived from giving same-Patent infant foods-Milk foods-Malted foods-Starchy foods.

CHAPTER X. AFFECTIONS OF THE NEWLY BORN.
The wonder of birth-Birth accidents-Suffocation or asphyxia-Detailed directions for treatment-Artificial respiration-Mouth-to-mouth inflation-Collapsed lungs-Premature birth-Appearance of premature infant-Care of such infant-How to feed same-What to feed, when, and how much-The blue baby-The yellow baby-The red baby-Blood-poisoning-Affections of the head and face-Deformed head-Tumours or swellings-Disfigured face-Facial paralysis-Hare-lip-Cleft palate-Feeding in cleft palate-Tongue-tie-Affections of the navel-Sore navel-Fungus growth of navel-Inflammation and abscess-Bleeding from the cord-Rupture of the navel.

CHAPTER XI. THE DIGESTIVE DISORDERS OF INFANCY.
Colic-Vomiting-Vomiting in breast-fed babies-Vomiting in bottle-fed babies-Diarrhea-Its seriousness-Why so common-Different forms of diarrhea-Ordinary simple diarrhea-Summer diarrhea-Cholera infantum-Treatment of different forms of diarrhea-Chronic diarrhea-Cositiveness-Constipation-Prolapse of bowel-Fissure of rectum-Threadworms-Roundworms-Tapeworm.

CHAPTER XII. THE HEALTHY CHILD.
Environment-Fresh air and sunshine-Food and drink-Alcohol and other stimulants-How to direct rightly the child's activities-Rest and sleep-The bath-Care of the teeth, nails, scalp, and nose-How the child should be clothes-Footwear.

CHAPTER XIII. DISEASES OF THE CHEST.
Cough-Bronchitis-Pneumonias-Broncho-pneummonia-Pleurisy.

CHAPTER XIV. DISEASES OF THE HEART.
Inflammation of the heart-covering-Valular disease of the heart-Palpitation.

CHAPTER XV. DISEASE OF THE URINARY AND GENITAL ORGANS.
Acute inflammation of the kidneys-Chronic inflammation of the kidneys-Stone in the kidneys-Tumor of the kidneys-Stone in the bladder-Adherent foreskin-Tight foreskin-Leukemia, or the "whites"-Contagious leukemia-Incontinence of urine, or bed-wetting-Secret vice, self-abuse, or masturbation-How to prevet same.

CHAPTER XVI. DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.
Convulsions-Epilepsy(fits)-St. Vitus's dance-headache-Insomnia-Stammering-Paralysis-Infantile cerebral paralysis-Infantile spinal paraylsis-Cerebrospinal fever, or cerebro-spinal meningitis

CHAPTER XVII. DISEASES OF THE SKIN.
Description of skin-Care of the skin-Nettle-rash-Contagious cold-sores-Eczema-Psoriasis(dry tetter) Erythema (redness)-Chilblains-Erysipelas (St. Anthony's fire)-Dandruff-Patchy baldness-The itch-Head-lice-Bodylice-Ringworm of the scalp-Ringworm of the body.

CHAPTER XVIII. SIMPLE TREATMENTS.
Drugging-Rational remedies-Water Treatments-Principles underlying same-Hot compress or fermentations-The cold compresses and the ice bag-Ice compress-The heating compress or water poultice-Heating chest compress-Square chest compress-Roller chest compress-Emergency chest compress-Heating abdominal compress-heating throat compress-heating joint compress-The tonic friction-Cold mitten friction-Cold hand friction-Cold towel friction-The salt glow-Oil rub-Powder rub-Alcohol rub-Sponging-Hot sponging to the spin-Alternate sponging to the spine-Soda sponge-Vinegar and salt sponge-Soap sponge-The immersion or full bath-Hot bath-Tepid bath-Soda bath-The local bath-Arm and hand bath-Food bath-Leg bath-Sitz or hip bath-Hot sitz bath-Neutral sitz-Cold sitz-Miscellaneous packs-Hot blanket pack-Wet sheet pack-Enemata-Articles required in giving an enema-General directions for giving same-Rectal injections-Plain water enemata-Hot enema-Warm enema-Cool enema-Large enema or coloclyster-Graduated enema-Medicated enemata-Soapsuds enema-Oil enema-Turpentine enema-Starch enema-Astringent enema-Salt enema-Quassia enema-Nutritive enema-Vaginal douches-Articles required in giving a vaginal douche-General directions for giving same-Hot vaginal douche-Very hot douche-Alternate hot and cold douche-Douche during pregnancy-Soapsuds douche-Potassium permanganate douche-Acetic acid or Vinegar douche-Alum douche-The ear douche.

CHAPTER XIX. DISEASES OF THE NOSE, THROAT, AND EAR.
An ordinary cold, or acute nasal catarrh-Chronic nasal catarrh-Foreign body in the nose-Nasal polypus-Adenoids-Accidents and emergencies-Nose-bleed-Acute tonsilitis-Abscess of the tonsil, or quinsy-Ulcerated tonsils-Chronic tonsilitis-Sore throat-Chronic soar throat-Abscess of the throat-Croup-Nervous spasm of the throat; "passion fits," "holding the breath"-Insects and foreign bodies in the ear-Wax in the ear-Earache.

CHAPTER XX. THE EYE AND ITS AILMENTS.
Preventable blindness-Nature's eye-protectors-A living camera-Ophthalmia neonatorum, the preventable disease that causes blindness-Gonorrheal ophthalmia-contagious catarrhal conjunctivitis (pink eye)-Simple conjunctivitis-Diseases of the lids-Chronic inflammation-Lumps in the lids-Ingrowing lashes-Turned-in or rolled-out lids-Overflow of tears.

CHAPTER XXI. THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF CHILDHOOD.
Infection explained-How germs of infectious diseases are distributed-Scarlet fever-Measles-German measles-chicken-pox-Mumps-Whooping-cough-Diphtheria-Treatment of unfavourable symptoms, complications, and after-effects of diphtheria: Vomiting, Laryngeal diphtheria (membraneous croup); Post-diphtheritic paralysis-Influenza-Typhoid fever-Rheumatic fever.

CHAPTER XXII. TUBERCULOSIS (CONSUMPTION).
The germs of tuberculosis and their growth and work described-General tuberculosis-Tuberculosis of the lungs-Acute-Chronic-Modes of onset-Early symptoms of consumption-Later symptoms-Duration and prospect of cure-Abdominal tuberculosis-Tuberculosis of the brain-tuberculosis of the lymph-glands(scrofula) Tuberculosis of the skin(lupus)-tuberculosis of the bones and joints-Tuberculosis of the hips(hip-joint disease)-Tuberculosis of the knee-Tuberculosis of other bones and joints-Abscess following bone and joint disease-General management and treatment of all forms of tuberculosis-Home or sanatorium treatment-Open-air treatment-Dietetic treatment-Rest and exercise-clothing, skin hygiene, and bathing-Hydropathy, drugs, and other forms of treatment-Breathing exercises.

CHAPTER XXIII. ON THE THRESHOLD OF WOMANHOOD.
Puberty, or adolescence-the care of the growing girl's health-instruction concerning the monthly periods.

CHAPTER XXIV. DRESS AND ITS RELATION TO HEALTH.
The problem of dress-Relation of improper dress to woman's physical weakness-The harmfulness of tight clothing-The harmfulness of clothing the body unequally-Some minor matters in dress-Tight collar-Overclothing the neck-Garters-Improper boots and shoes-Answers to objections sometimes offered to healthful mode of dress-the ideal wardrobe.

CHAPTER XXV. MENSTRUATION (MONTHLY FLOW).
Nature and significance of menstruation-Disorders of menstruation-Absence of the menstrual flow-Suppression of menstruation-Painful menstruation-Painful menstruation due to disease of the womb-Same due to disease of ovaries and Fallopian tubes-Same due to neuralgia-Treatment to be employed at the time of menstruation-Profuse menstruation-Menorrhagia-Infrequent menstruation and scanty menstruation-Precociious and tardy menstruation-Vicarious menstruation-Fetid menstruation-General menstrual disorders-Leucorrhea, or "the whites."

CHAPTER XXVI. DISEASES OF THE EXTERNAL GENITALS.
Inflammation of the external genitals-Itcing of the genitals-Abscess of the external genitals-Laceration of the external genitals-Varicose veins in the external genitals-Rupture, or hernia (prolapse of the bowel into the external genitals)-Cancer of the external genitals-Elephantitis of the external genitals.

CHAPTER XXVII. DISEASES OF THE VAGINA.
Description of the vagina-Abnormalities of the hymen-Prolapse of the vaginal walls-Prolapse of the bladder into the vagina-Prolapse of the rectum into the vagina-Inflammation of the vagina-Urinary fistula(opening between the bladder and the vagina)-Fecal fistula(opening between the rectum and the vagina).

CHAPTER XXVIII. DISEASES OF THE WOMB.
Description of the womb-Inflammation of the womb-Inflammation of the lining of the womb-Displacements of the womb-Forward displacement of the womb-Anteflexion of the womb-Backward displacement of the womb-Backward bending of the womb upon itself-Downward displacement of the womb(prolapse of the womb)-Laceration or tear of the neck of the womb-Ulcer of the mouth of the womb-Fibrous tumor of the womb-Cancer of the womb.

CHAPTER XXIX. DISEASES OF THE OVARIES AND FALLOPIAN TUBES.
Description of ovaries and Fallopian tubes-Inflammation of the Fallopian tubes-Inflammation of the ovaries-Prolapse of the ovaries-Tumors of the ovary-Diseases of the bladder and urethra-Irritable tumor of the urethra-Irritability of the bladder-Inflammation of the bladder-Diseases of the rectum or lower bowel-Piles.

CHAPTER XXX. DISEASES OF THE BOWEL.
Constipation-Constipating foods-Laxative foods-Paralysis of the rectum-Irritability in responding to the calls of nature-Painful sitting.

CHAPTER XXXI. DISEASES OF THE BREAST.
Benign and fibrous tumors-Cancer of the breast.

CHAPTER XXXII. STERILITY.
Primary and secondary sterility-Conditions conducive to sterility-How to overcome same-Suggestions to barren wives who desire children.

CHAPTER XXXIII. THE CHANGE OF LIFE, MENOPAUSE.
A critical period-The changes that occur in the reproductive organs during change of life-Time and duration of change of life-Signs of approaching menopause-congestions-Heat flushes-Neuralgias-Abnormal sensations in skin-Sleeplessness-Mental depression-Irritability of temper-Alterations in appearance-The care of the health during change of life.

Copyright 1905
Year Printed 1905

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