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A comfortable room, well ventilated, and good cleanly surroundings are as essential to the successful treatment of broncho-pneumonia as any other disease.
Care should be exercised to prevent all undue exposure to sudden changes of temperature, draughts of air, etc., which will in any way increase the liability of contracting a "cold," or aggravating one when already contracted.
The child, sick with bronchial inflammation, should be clad in a warm, long nightdress made of soft flannel, or cotton flannel, and kept in the same and in bed, until the severity of the disease has passed, unless absolutely necessary to make a change for the sake of cleanliness. In the first place, in these cases of broncho-pneumonia, it is well to direct that a chest protector be made of eiderdown flannel, which is warm and thick, besides being very soft and unirritating. This can be easily made out of one piece,
PARSONS FS. THE TREATMENT OF BRONCHO-PNEUMONIA IN CHILDREN.Read In the Section on Diseases of Children at the Forty-fourth Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association. JAMA. 1893;XXI(24):879–880. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420760009001e
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