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ESSAYS

MORAL AND MEDICAL

ON

THE CAUSES

AFFECTING -THE PERSONAL STATE

01

OUR MIDDLING AND AFFLUENT

CLASSES

By THOMAS BEDDOES, M. D.

VOLUME THE SECOND,

BRISTOL:

PRINTED BY J. MILLS, ST. AUGUSTINE'S BACK,

For R. PHILLIPS, No. 71, St. Paul's Church-Yard, London,

1802

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Essay V. On temperature-mischiefs from inaccurate
ideas-infancy-necessity of great care to maintain a due
gentle warmth-gradual bathing better than washing-how
clammy extremities to be treated- warm bath-how to
manage in case of dry heat-nurses heat feverish infants
nurses should be told the reason of practices-dialogue-
prejudice as to food-more advanced age-discipline of
hardness-in what circumstances cold applications hurtful
-insouciance of orientals and of occidentals-no chilled
person fit to encounter a cold medicine-cold to hot parts
-explanation-cold air recommended in

many
cases in

pre-
ference to cold water-hardiness—evening and night ma-
nagement-exercise-kinds and circumstances--covering -
catarrh-theory-examples-rheumatism -seasons of the
catarrh that is not inflammatory-preservative and curative
measures second childhood-conservalories of old age.

ESSAY VI. SCROPHULA - acute and chronic diseases-
public impression-verbal and other explanations--scro-
phulous constitution-false shew of health-advance to-
wards scrophulous diseases—signs on the face--and struc-
ture intellect-sanguineous and phlegmatic scrophula-
scrophulous atrophy-chilblains-how indications of scro-
phula to be considered-graver scruphulous diseases--moral
-exciting causes-prevention of scrophula by a proper
education errors in opinion and practice of sea-water-
attention of parents to scrophulous children-plan for
practical instruction as to the nature and prevention of
scrophulous and other slow diseases.

ESSAY VII. CONSUMPTION--mortality to which is
to be added the sickliness of consumptive families--letter
of an invalid exemplifying this, and shewing that the mo-
dern plan for cultivating the intellect contributes scarce more
than the pursuit of frivolous accomplishments to the health
and happiness of young people-proofs that consumption
is more frequent—of the persons most liable--from occu-
pation, descent, and habits of life-nature of the phthisical
disorganization of the lungs-how far consumption is and
is not a scrophulous disease-vocal efforts-correction of
phthisical temperament-imminent danger--false opinions,
fatal delays, and errors-maxims--contagiousness of con-
sumption ?-prospect.

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