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    Horace Benge Dobell (Author)

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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.1867 Excerpt: ... great expense and inconvenience, a plan of climatic treatment utterly unfit for the condition of their case. On the whole, therefore, under ordinary circumstances, more good and less harm may often be obtained by climates which to some extent combine the qualities I have described--even though they have not either of them developed in perfection--provided they are near home, within reach of friends, and the management of a judicious physician who can watch the changing aspects of the case and point out the time and mode in which to take advantage of this or that feature in the climate of the place. It is in this way that such places as Bournemouth, the Isle of Wight, and Hastings retain their hold upon the public and the medical profession. In each of these places there are the means, to a considerable extent, of pursuing the second and third objects of climatic treatment: and when the time comes for adopting the first, patients can come out of their warm quarters, and on the cliffs and hills can find some amount, at least, of the clear dry cold necessary to rouse their pancreatic functions. But whether the treatment is conducted at home or abroad the principles are the same, and must be steadily borne in mind by the physician, who must carry them out in the way that the means and opportunities of his patient render practicable. In conclusion, I will attempt to epitomise some of the chief facts on which our treatment is to be founded. 1. A supply of fat, per se, to the blood is essential for histogenesis and for the protection of the tissues, and is also of importance for general use as a source of heat and mechanical force 2. Heat and mechanical force may be supplied by the carbo-hydrates and albuminoids, but they cannot take the place of fat in histogenes...
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  • PDF | 20 pages
  • Horace Benge Dobell (Author)
  • General Books LLC (7 Feb. 2012)
  • English
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  • Health, Family Lifestyle

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