Infection Of The Small Intestine From The Colon

The ileo-cecal valve, the organ of defense against infection of the small from the large intestine, stopping the back flow of the latter, has been carefully studied only within recent years and the principal honors in connection with such study belong to Case. Fortunately an impaired valve has not been found to be irremediable. If […]

What Is The Truth About Alcohol

As to the effects of alcohol as a shorten er of life quite a different method was followed by the already cited Medico-Actuarial Mortality Investigation by the forty-three leading life insurance companies than in the investigation already alluded to. The object was to determine the type of lives that are good and those that are […]

Colon Health – Why This Book

To understand this one must have some appreciation of the general character of the great masses of medical books that crowd the shelves of ever-growing medical libraries at home and abroad. Practically all these books are by physicians for physicians and it is almost impossible to find one written down to the comprehension of even […]

Constipation – Agar Or Bran? Which?

The use of agar (a dried seaweed from the East) in constipation was first suggested as late as 1905 by Prof. Adolf Schmidt, of Dresden, Germany. Since then a wide experience has extended its use in every civilized country. A search of the medical literature of the subject fails to find any dissenting opinion against […]

The Real Facts About Good Complexions

“No woman can have a good complexion or be physically at her best in attractiveness who is an habitual sufferer from intestinal stasis. Her complexion will not be good, the odors of her body frequently offensive, while her physical and mental reactions will be sluggish. It is strange that the feminine desire to please should […]

Colon Health Conditions – Spastic Constipation

Spasticity in the sense used here is spasmodic contraction of the large bowel, acute or chronic. Patients suffering from this condition are generally thin, more or less neurotic (nervous) individuals, many being definitely neurasthenic (lack of nerve balance or tone) and a few hypochondriacal (melancholic). There is always a long history of the condition which […]

Vitamin Knowledge Incomplete But Important

What may be called the Vitamin theory as applied to food is based on one of the great discoveries of this century and is as yet far from being completed. The starting point was the study by Takaki, Medical Inspector General of the Japanese Navy, of the prevalence of the disease beriberi in the Japanese […]

Prominent Authorities On Loss Of Hair

The greatest predisposing cause in premature loss of hair is heredity. In 1200 private cases a family history of baldness was found in 571. Of these cases 28 were brokers, 81 clerks, 38 lawyers, 35 merchants, 74 physicians, 68 students, 57 teachers and 34 of other professions and trades, all indoor occupations. The exciting cause […]

Commonest Form Of Stasis

As the intestinal contents pass downward they carry with them the flora (micro-organic plant life) from a higher level, but if the conditions are not favorable for their growth they quickly give way to more adapted types. In the lower part of the colon, due to the gradual loss of water, there is a marked […]

Mineral Oil As A Laxative

The Journal of the American Medical Association for Nov. 22, 1919, says through a staff writer that the rapidity with which “mineral oil” (petrolatum) has conquered the globe has been phenomenal. It is now a most extensively used substance and if its sale were any indication of its medicinal value, we should have to consider […]