METHODS OF TREATMENT.
4. In order to restore the natural warmth of the body: Move a heated covered warming pan over the back and spine. -- Put bladders or bottles of hot water or heated bricks to the pit of the stomach, the arm pits, between the thighs, and to the soles of the feet.-- Foment the body with hot flannels; but, if possible,-Immerse the body in a warm bath as hot as the hand can bear without pain, as this is preferable to the other means for restoring warmth.-Rub the body briskly with the hand; do not, however, suspend the use of the other means at the same time.
5. Apply sal volatile or hortshorn to the nostrils; if the power of swallowing be returned, small quantities of warm wine or weak brandy and water may be given; the patient should be kept in bed, and a disposition to sleep encouraged. Great care is requisite to maintain the restored vital actions, and at the same time to prevent undue excitement. The treatment is to be persevered in for three or four hours. It is an erroneous opinion, that persons are irrecoverable because life does not soon make its appearance.
Return to Home Portelectronic edition is based on the original in the collection of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.