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Identifier: 39002087820479.med.yale.edu
Title: Pulmonary tuberculosis; its modern and specialized treatment : with a brief account of the methods of study and treatment at the Henry Phipps Institute of Philadelphia
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Francine, Albert Philip,1873-1924 Henry Phipps Institute, Philadelphia
Subjects: Henry Phipps Institute Tuberculosis
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lippincott
Contributing Library: Yale University, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Open Knowledge Commons and Yale University, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

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Woolshould be worn next the skin, varying in weightwith the time of year. In winter a high-neckedflannel shirt and flannel underdrawers should beworn under the nightgown or pajamas, and thepatient well protected with gloves and cap.Change of temperature from day to day, or atnightfall, requires re-adjustment of the wrapsor bedclothing. Patients should always be suffi-ciently warmly clad to prevent them feeling chilly,though the skin should never be moist or the bodyin a sweat. Aside from the proper regulation ofthe dress, another danger of taking cold is in thevisits of those with colds, tonsillitis, bronchitis orinfluenza, as all acute inflammations of the respira-tory tract are more or less contagious. The ideal place for consumptives, even thoughconfined to bed, is in the open air. This is notessential, however, and almost if not quite as goodresults may be gotten in a sunny, airy room. Thebest exposure is of course to the south, and thewindows should be kept wide open both day and

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Fig. 1.—Temperature range 101°-102° F. Taking the cure under ideal cir-cumstances. Absolute rest in bed in the open air. REST; FRESH AIR; EXERCISE 23 night, in all kinds of weather, except the mostinclement. The patient must not fear the blowingof the air upon him as he lies in bed. I would notrecommend placing a patients bed directly in astrong draft, particularly in cold weather, thoughthe dangers of drafts are much exaggerated. Even in the crowded sections of cities, however,with patients of small means and straightenedsurroundings, every effort should be made, par-ticularly as they begin to improve, to getting theirbed out of doors. With ingenuity and a littlepersonal supervision from the doctor, the roof orback porch or yard may be made use of, and thepatient may camp out in the heart of the city withall the advantages which are usually associated,in the popular mind, with residence in the country.Pratt of Boston has been particularly successfulin carrying out this plan with

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