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TUBERCULOSIS CAN BE CURED We have Incontrovertible evidence of our success. Home treatment with home com forts. Your loved ones may be saved from their Impending doom. THE TIJItKK CI.ECIDK TREATMENT has rescued many from an apparently hopeless stage of the dread white plague. No hypodermics and no nostrums. Invratlgate our claim* and begin treatment before It Is too late. TI'BERCLECIDK COMPANY, 70S Interna tional Bank Building, IK Temple street, l.on Angeles. SLEEPLESSNESS IN INFANCY This Is not unimportant because It is useless to attempt to make a baby sleep when he has a right to be awake. During the first week of the life the baby will only wake up to nurse nnd will fall asleep very soon ufter his hunger is satisfied. Until he is two months old he should sleep at least twenty-one hours out of twenty-four, and if kept awake he will fret and worry. After that time his waking intervals may become little by little, longer, and when he is a year old he does not need more than fourteen hours' slsep daily. During the second year the baby should have at least ten hours' sleep at night and a nap of two hours in the daytime. The nap will be dropped when he Is two and a half or three years old, but if he gets tired and fret ful toward afternoon It will refresh him much better than anything else. No child under ten should have less than ton hours' sleep at night, and if kept up late should be allowed to re main In bed in the morning or urged to take a nap during the following day. There is nothing more important for the growth and nutrition than suffi cient sleep. But children, like their elders, differ somewhat In their need of sleep and some may need even more, while others may get along well with less than the amount here mentioned. Natural Inclinations should never be disregarded. Sleep is too familiar to need descrip tion, but there are some things which occur In sleep which may be mentioned. In the first place, when the child is go ing to sleep impressions on the senses have less and less effect, sight failing first, then touch and taste, then smell, and, lastly, sound; and after the sensa tions are suspended, then the muscles relix, the respiration becomes slower and deeper, the pulse beats decrease according to age, the temperature falls about a degree, and all the vital func tions and secretions go on more slowly. Now there are some hints which these facts suggest. Anything which excites these failing senses will keep the child awake, and sounds and odors are more likely to act. as excitants when he is nearly asleep, while lights and handling will keep him from getting into a sleepy mood. Walking up and down In a hot lighted room and singing loudly is, therefore, just the way to keep the baby awake. To put a child to sleep it is evident that darkness, rest in one position (that is, in the cradle or crib, with one hand laid upon the baby so that he may know that the mother or nurse is near him), and a quiet, or at most a low, monotonous, soothing mur mur on three or four notes only rather than a song, will be successful. Every mother knows that the baby will waken when the song which is being sung is stopped; but the hum or murmur may be made fainter and fainter without arousing him. If the baby Is carried about, the heat of the nurse's body and the handling prevent rather than aid sleep. The influence of odors is not to be neglected. -You can wake a baby almost as easily by holding a strong perfume near him as you can by mak ing a noise, and much more quickly than by touching him. TEMPERATURE IN TUBERCULOSIS The St. Louis Medical Review points out that temperature plays as great a part In the tuberculosis drama as air conditions or rest and exercse or food elements. This conviction became more firmly grounded, by the editor's expe rience with a large number of cases during the two summers just passed. The summer of 1909 was a severely hot summer, whereas that of 1908 was considered to be fairly mild. The pa tients do not do as well in warm weather as in cool or cold weather, and there was a very distinct differ ence In the progress made by the pa tients la the two summers. In 1908 they did appreciably better than in 1909. And in the latter summer there were two fatal results in cases that would most likely have not done bad ly if the weather had been moderate. The hot weather of 1909 terminated rather suddenly and there was noticed much difference in the progress made by the patients toward recovery. The reason for all this is rather plain. The higher the temperature of the body the greater the oxidatlve processes and the greater the demand LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MAGAZINE for oxygen, and hence the deeper and more frequent will be the respiratory movements. A patient with pulmonary tubercu losis should be instructed to keep him self as cool as possible all the time day and night. He should not be allowed to wear heavy woolen underclothes or other accessories when such are not absolutely needed for comfort. The custom of using chest protectors, of one type or other, should be strongly condemned. A patient, however, should not discard his excessively "warm articles" of clothing too quickly, but should adapt himself gradually to get ting along without tnem. A person can be accustomed to low room temperatures and be quite com fortable in them. This point deserves special emphasis, as many people who have tuberculosis are prone to shut themselves within excessively hot rooms. Here they have the double evil effects of the foul air and the heat. A warning should be sounded, how ever. This should not be carried to the other extreme, where the oxdatlon of the body must be increased in order to keep it properly warm. It requires considerable study to get the maximum good effect of this agi'nt. —Medical Brief. BLOOD STIMULANTS That the blood normally contains stimulants, that these stimulants ex ercise a favoring Influence on func tion and conduce to, and may even be a necessary factor In the production of, the feeling of well-being, explains the widespread liking in man and beast for stimulating substances, says Dr. Harry Campbell. This liking, amount- Ing often to a craving, is the expres sion of a great physiological principle. When there is perfect health, when the blood is well provided with its proper stimulants and not overcharged with depressants, there is no craving for ex traneous stimulants, as alcohol, tea or coffee. But when it is defective with the one and surcharged with the other, then is left the desire for the glass of wine or the cup of tea. In order to obviate this desire we should seek to keep the body at the highest level of health. The more perfect the health the more perfect will be the composi tion of the blood, both In respect to physiological stimulants and deleteri ous toxins. A blood properly consti tuted in these and other respects will exercise a gentle stimulant action on the nervous system and induce a con dition of mild physiological intoxica tion, which expresses Itself in «i feeling of well-being and happiness, a condi tion which cannot be bettered.—Ex change. •""■v"':.-/; -V':'V'- 'i « ■ » UNCONSCIOUS WORRY A great many people, among whom the physician is a conspicuous example, worry unconsciously. They don't un derstand why they are so tired in the morning, why their sleep was so dis turbed and troubled. This mental .listurbance is often caused by the habit of taking things too seriously, carrying too great a weight of responsibility. Everywhere we see people who take life too se riously. Most of us are like the motor man, who not only starts and stops the car and tries to keep from run ning over people, but also feels tre mendous anxiety and responsibility about the motive power. One of the most helpful lessons life can impart is that which shows us how to do our work as well aa It can be done, and then let principle take care of the result. How often have we been amazed to flnd things come out much better than we anticipated; to flnd that the great unseen power that governs our lives through a wilderness of trial and tribulation into the open has guided our life ship through the fogs of difficulties and sorrow, through storms and hardship and losses, safely into port.—Exchange. WHAT IS HARD WATER? The Healthy Home asks and answers this question w'th its customary good sense and helpfulness. Hard water con tains a considerable amount of lime and magnesium salts and sometimes iron in solution. Waters which con tain bicarbonate of lime can be soft ened by boiling. When such water is boiled some of the carbonic acid !s throWn off and insoluble carbonate of lime Is formed. This falls to the bot tom of the kettle, leaving the water soft. No one should drink hard water regularly If it Is possible to avoid It. Its effect la to cause hardening of the arteries and premature old age, In addition to certain digestive troubles. It is some times accused of being the cause of kidney colic or stone in the bladder. If the water is hard because It con tains sulphate of lime It cannot be made soft by boiling because the sul phate will not precipitate. Such water is bad for cooking, as peas and other vegetables will not soften in it prop erly. It will not make good tea and coffee. It Is hard to wash in be cause It requires several times as much soap to make a good lather. THE BANANA AND THE CHILD These are the dnys of the binana, and they are also the days of infantile diarrhea, and the doctor will be fre quently asked to express an opinion as to the wholesomeness or otherwise cf this much-used fruit. The banana is more commonly given to the child be cause it is cheap, easy to prepare, and is considered good food. The use of the banana should be restricted to Children six years and older. This is because of the manner of eating. The child dors not masticate, but simply breaks off a piece and swallows it. Tlie muscles of the stomich are not suf ficiently developed to enable it to breik up this mass and mix it with the digestive juicos. Older infants and young children may be given bananas if they are first pressed through a fruit sieve.—Medical Brief. THE CHILD'S APPETITE The healthy child, furnished with fresh air and sunlight, who has not been pampered but accustomed to a plain diet with moderate variations, does not need to be tempted to eat. So says the Healthy Home. If food is tem porarily repugnant, we should respect this protest of nature. The digestive powers of a child, like those of an adult, are bolow par during excessively hot weather, or at the onset of fever or any acute indisposition. Such a child is as much entitled to be put on light diet as the adult, and it should be borne in mind that undiluted milk or even the child's usual modification of milk is not necessarily light diet for that individual child, but that further dilution is called for. MAKING BOILED WATER 'TASTE' Many times, especially at this time of year, the physician feels compelled to order that the drinking water in the house be boiled before using, since It is unsafe to use it otherwise; but boiled water seems so flat and taste less that people are apt to dislike it exceedingly. If such water, after it is boiled, is cooled in a refrigerator and then shnken up in a bottle half filled, it will be aerated, or filled with air and will have the f:ne, fresh, sparkling ap pearance of water newly drawn from the well. DETAILS WANTED "How did you win your wife 9" 'Win my wife? How does any man win a wife?" "There are various methods. I have seer, wives that looked as if they might have been won in a raffle." There is a class of men who believe that their failures are due to unfortu nate circumstances over which they have and can have no control; that luck, not merit, wins, and that if they were differently situated their chance of success would ba improved. It is true that there is an element of luck In all careers, but this element usually consists In bringing an opportunity for merit to improve. Without denying the. existence of the element of luck, we may say that it is merit which avoids failures and wins success. De serve success and you will have it in 99 cases out of 100. Don't lay failures to fate or luck, but manfully put the blame where it belongs, upon yourself. It may be flattering to yourself to shift the burden of the failure upon some one or something, but it is not manly and it seldom is true.—Successful Poultry Journal. It Is a pity that any farmer In ses sion In St. Louts should have refused to rise to greet Secretary Wilson. Courtesy hurts no one and withhold ing it lays one open to criticism. —Au • rora Argus. AUGUST 14, 1910. Dr. Adolph (NaturAlD) Fetter's NaturAlD Temple of Health Preservation and Druaiess Natural Healing. 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The vegetarian Says, "Naught with eyes is proper food for man." Alas for all the habits of the race! Meat and potatoes fall btneath this ban. "Protelds are poison," say A, B and C. "The conquering races «at 'em." answers Z. Says A, "You quite forget the Japanese." Thus everlastingly they disagree, Argue, assert, question and criticise. Till naught is left to eat that's really nice, Bxcept, for those who like it, buttermilk. And fur a treat, occasionally, rice. Ah. who would stand eternally on guard Against the germ that lurks In every kiss. In every cup. In every breath of air. When he might easily escape from this With a bare bodkin, duly sterilized, But for the paralyzing, awful fear Of meeting after death the souls of germs That he has slaughtered in cold blood down here? Perchance I orr, but oft It seems to me In certain reckless, atavistic moods That I would gladly give up my Near-Tea, Near-coffee and the latest breakfast foods To live as all my ancestors have lived. On pork and pickles, apple pie and cheese; To die as all my ancestors have died (if .some olil-faahloned. orthodox disease, And, if the Idea strike my aged head, 1 may die on a nice fat feather bed. —Nautilus. ADJOURNING THE HOUSE You don't believe In woman's right*! Well, harken now to me. And I will tell you what occurred In Washington, D. C. A party leader toad the floor; Thick was he In the fray. When suddenly a female voice Was plainly heard to s»v: "Wow, Mr. Snnakor. If yon nlnase"— All eyes were turned to her. For Just down near the speaker stood The blonde stenographer. -*-■■ -■ -. jys "I've Joined the union." this »he said In manner calm and cool; "Eight hours a day Is all I work — It is the union's rule. "I've worked eight hours by the clock, I've done my dally turn; ' So, Mr. Speaker, if you please, The house must now adjourn." . —Tonkers Statesman. KNEW HER Bella —Toil spell kiss with only one a In your letter. Beulah —Really, did IT "Yes, you did. and I always thought that wat one thing you never would want to make shorter." —Yonkers Statesman. "Bplnks said you were a hopeless Idiot!" "Confound Splnks." "But I took up for you." "Thanks, old fellow." "I told him I thought you were very optim istic."--Birmingham Age-Herald.