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Fresh Air For Bed-fast Patient

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"As all the world knows, there is no more perfect means of ventilation than an open fire," writes Mrs. Burton Kingsland, telling how to nurse the Blek, in the Ladies' Home Journal. "It is coatinuous, and attended with no danger of draught. A more equable temperature is obtained with wood than with coal, and the thermometer should be frequently consulted in a sick room. As fresh air is the best tonic, it is said that a window may be opened at the top on a sunny day, no matter how ill the patiënt be, if in the opening a wooden frame covered with flannel is fitted. The air strained Ihrough the woolen material is deprived of all power to liarm. An umbrella covered with a swawl makes a good screen when the Windows are open,, the patiënt being sheltered under it as in a tent. A folding clothes-horse may also be utilized as a screen frame. As a person lying on his back is deprived of the protection of his eyelids from the light, the blinds and curtains should be adjusted with regard to that fact. A room a little shaded is more restful to a person in illness, but if a patch of eunshine can be let in somewhere in the room it makes a cheery spot for him to turn to if so minded. The Itallan proverb says, 'Where the sun does nol enter the doctor does.' "


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