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. Minor and operative surgery, including bandaging . eceptacle arranged to receive it (Fig. 124). Coilsof rubber tubing adapted to fit different portions of thebody, known as Leiters coils, are frequently employedin this method of irrigation. Cold-water Dressings.—These dressings are appliedby bringing the cold water either directly in contact withthe part or by applying it by means of a rubber bag orbladder. The temperature of the water may vary fromcool water to that of ice-water. These dressings are employed in local inflammatoryconditions. A favorite method for the employment of this 132 M

. Minor and operative surgery, including bandaging . eceptacle arranged to receive it (Fig. 124). Coilsof rubber tubing adapted to fit different portions of thebody, known as Leiters coils, are frequently employedin this method of irrigation. Cold-water Dressings.—These dressings are appliedby bringing the cold water either directly in contact withthe part or by applying it by means of a rubber bag orbladder. The temperature of the water may vary fromcool water to that of ice-water. These dressings are employed in local inflammatoryconditions. A favorite method for the employment of this 132 M Stock Photo
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. Minor and operative surgery, including bandaging . eceptacle arranged to receive it (Fig. 124). Coilsof rubber tubing adapted to fit different portions of thebody, known as Leiters coils, are frequently employedin this method of irrigation. Cold-water Dressings.—These dressings are appliedby bringing the cold water either directly in contact withthe part or by applying it by means of a rubber bag orbladder. The temperature of the water may vary fromcool water to that of ice-water. These dressings are employed in local inflammatoryconditions. A favorite method for the employment of this 132 MINOR SURGERY. dressing is by means of cold compresses, which are madeof a few layers of gauze or surgical lint, dipped in waterof the desired temperature and applied to the part; theyare renewed as soon as they become warm. When it isdesirable to have the compresses very cold, they may belaid upon a block of ice or in a basin with broken ice;to obtain the best results from their employment, theyshould be renewed at very short intervals. Fig. 124.. Cold coil applied to arm. (Esmarch.) Ice-bag.—A convenient method of applying cold with-out moisture is by the use of the ice-bag. This is eithera rubber bag or bladder, which is filled with broken iceand applied to the part. In using an ice-bag, it is betterto cover the part first with a towel or a few layers of lintor gauze, which prevent the surface from becoming wetby absorbing the moisture which condenses upon the sur-face of the bag or bladder, and thus renders the dressingmore comfortable to the patient. The ice-bag is oftenemployed as an application to the head in inflammatory CO UNTER-IRRITA TION. 133 conditions of the brain or membranes; to the abdomen incases of appendicitis or peritonitis, and is used also uponthe surface of the body to control internal hemorrhage. COUNTER-IRRITATION. Counter-irritants are substances employed to exciteexternal irritation, and the extent of their action variesaccording to the material u

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