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Notes on Nursing

What It Is, and What It Is Not

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Language: English
Wordcount: 46,475 / 139 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 73.4
LoC Categories: Q, RT
Downloads: 3,713
Added to site: 2005.12.22
mnybks.net#: 12329
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Science, Health
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the air without in the rooms you sleep in? But for this, you must have sufficient outlet for the impure air you make yourselves to go out; sufficient inlet for the pure air from without to come in. You must have open chimneys, open windows, or ventilators; no close curtains round your beds; no shutters or curtains to your windows, none of the contrivances by which you undermine your own health or destroy the chances of recovery of your sick.[4]

[Sidenote: When warmth must be most carefully looked to.]

A careful nurse will keep a constant watch over her sick, especially weak, protracted, and collapsed cases, to guard against the effects of the loss of vital heat by the patient himself. In certain diseased states much less heat is produced than in health; and there is a constant tendency to the decline and ultimate extinction of the vital powers by the call made upon them to sustain the heat of the body. Cases where this occurs should be watched with the greatest care from hour to hour, I had almost said

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