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Library of health [electronic resource] : complete guide to prevention and cure of disease, containing practical information on anatomy, physiology and preventive medicine.

Contributor(s): Scholl, B. Frank (Benjamin Franklin), 1860-1933 [ed.].
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Historical Pub. Co., 1926Edition: Rev. ed.Description: xvi, 1774 p., plates : ill. (some col.), port. ; 26 cm.Subject(s): Medicine, Popular | MedicineAdditional physical formats: OriginalOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "The use of home medical books has now become general and they are recognized as being just as essential to the protection of the family, the care of health, the prevention of disease, the care of the young child; in giving assistance in the absence of the doctor, and in preventing unnecessary sickness and suffering and the saving of life itself, as the scientific text books are essential to the physician. This knowledge is not intended to make doctors out of laymen or to encourage self medication except in emergency. It aims to teach prevention rather than cure. It is a well-known fact that over fifty per cent, of the sickness that comes to the home is unnecessary and preventable if the people have the proper knowledge. The right kind of information in the hands of the mother will prevent unnecessary sickness, take care of accidents and emergencies, and save thousands of lives, when the doctor cannot be reached in time; it also teaches the care and nursing of the sick and the rearing of children in thousands of homes that cannot afford the professional nurse. Although contained in one volume this work is divided into twenty Books, which in their turn are subdivided into chapters or parts. At the back of the whole work will be found a complete General Index of all matters contained in the different Books and their subdivisions, so that any disease or any remedy in any part of the work may be quickly located. But, in addition to this General Index, each chapter or part is prefixed with a special index of its own, thus giving immediate location of items to be consulted in the special subject at the time under consideration. For example, let us take the common disease Asthma. On consulting the General Index we find the main article to be on page 523. Turning to the index at the beginning of this chapter (Part VI of Book IV) we may find the causes, symptoms and varieties of Asthma. If what we wish is not found in this general article, we again refer to the General Index; and we have special treatments of the disease in other parts of the work, such as Simple Remedies, Prescriptions, Homeopathic Treatment, Exercises, etc. This plan has been carried out all through the work"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).
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Reprint of 1916.

"The use of home medical books has now become general and they are recognized as being just as essential to the protection of the family, the care of health, the prevention of disease, the care of the young child; in giving assistance in the absence of the doctor, and in preventing unnecessary sickness and suffering and the saving of life itself, as the scientific text books are essential to the physician. This knowledge is not intended to make doctors out of laymen or to encourage self medication except in emergency. It aims to teach prevention rather than cure. It is a well-known fact that over fifty per cent, of the sickness that comes to the home is unnecessary and preventable if the people have the proper knowledge. The right kind of information in the hands of the mother will prevent unnecessary sickness, take care of accidents and emergencies, and save thousands of lives, when the doctor cannot be reached in time; it also teaches the care and nursing of the sick and the rearing of children in thousands of homes that cannot afford the professional nurse. Although contained in one volume this work is divided into twenty Books, which in their turn are subdivided into chapters or parts. At the back of the whole work will be found a complete General Index of all matters contained in the different Books and their subdivisions, so that any disease or any remedy in any part of the work may be quickly located. But, in addition to this General Index, each chapter or part is prefixed with a special index of its own, thus giving immediate location of items to be consulted in the special subject at the time under consideration. For example, let us take the common disease Asthma. On consulting the General Index we find the main article to be on page 523. Turning to the index at the beginning of this chapter (Part VI of Book IV) we may find the causes, symptoms and varieties of Asthma. If what we wish is not found in this general article, we again refer to the General Index; and we have special treatments of the disease in other parts of the work, such as Simple Remedies, Prescriptions, Homeopathic Treatment, Exercises, etc. This plan has been carried out all through the work"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved).

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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2012. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2012 dcunns

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