The Head Bath.
From time immemorial, cooling applications to the head have been much depended upon in that violent and dangerous disease, inflammation of the brain. All other known means failing, certain obstinate affections of the head have been known to give way to affusion of cold water upon the part. In headache, drunkenness, delirium tremens, the delirium of fever, epilepsy, rheumatism of the head, diseases of the eye, earache, deafness, loss of smell and taste, and in nose bleed, this highly energetic remedy is brought to bear. In taking it, the patient lies down, placing the back of his bead in a shallow dish, filled only an inch or two with water. (Fig. 191.)
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