Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin
Marlatt, Abby L.
Wisconsin bankers' farm bulletin. Bulletin 71: first aids to health in the home PDF (1.1 MB)
body will find it hard to keep in good conditiin. The rule should be a loose layer of wool or cotton loosely woven next to the body. There should be two or more layers outside of this for additional protection and decoration. This gives three layers of air space between the body and the outside garment. Air does not allow the heat to pass through easily, therefore, we retain our own heat in the layers next to the body, and thus resist the chill which the cold weather brings. This' chill is often responsible for the lowering of our resistance to colds, grippe, or influenza. The night clothing should be as carefully selected as the day clothing -to avoid either the over heating or the chilling of the body. Air spaces between the layers of woolen blankets and sheets prevent less of heat. Weight of clothing should be avoided as that adds to fatigue. AVOWD CONTAGION Geni life is everywhere. Fortunately for us only a few of the germs produce disease when located in the body. Germs enter the body through the nose, mouth, and all the other pas- 'sages into the body. They also enter through' any' cut. The lining of the body in a state of health resists the growth of the germ. Nature rushes to the cut the white blood corpuscles which fight the getm and may win. The wise individual avoids the possibility of infection through the guard- ing of the entrances to the' body. Nose breathing, plenty of sunshine and fresh.air and cleanliness are the best safeguards. The keeping away from places of public'amusement or from private homes where illness is prevalent is the part of wisdom. In this case "absence of body is better than: presence of mind." In cases of doubt 'keep away" unless you canbe of assistance to your neighbor. (In that case wear a mnask* -while in the sick-room'. Disinfect the hands and clothing before you go out'armong people.) The best disinfectants are: stinshine for several hours- boiling for thirty minutes; bakihg clothing f or two or three hours,. or sakiitg in a standard disinfectant approved by the Board of Health. Faltering air through sterile absorbent cotton or sterile gauze is the best! preventive where the source of infection is from droplets discharged from nose or throat or bungs of the, sick person. - ~~ _"FIS AIDS" MIIeN CLOASET ' No home complete without it. Purchase a first aid" Red Cross book . or send to the Life Extension Institute, New York, for free booklet. Then install a medicine cabinet which may'be a wooden box shelved and naied to thewall and the cover hinged as a door. Carefully label all medicines with the name of the medicine and the method of use. .instructions fQr uwaking the r tion Red Cross Spanish flutuens myak: Cut a Hsse 7*tlJ 1Stun; fod into four t maehw&_mask 4ftwh e mnciikii Sew =d in the edges, and tbrouugh ~ b-~de New for top w4. in len~gth ondtghe tour corners to e on adWi A- dilli bit of a Em put _ oe side X order tat the weer am atl D eb i itle de.wo out " that it vAii not be but 'on wropg,. causing germs to be inbaled.. Te >sk wsmae Vown. over the'wis .ad metl
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