Excerpt from The Patients' and Physicians' Aid: Or How to Preserve Health, What to Do in Sudden Attacks, or Until the Doctor Comes, and How Best to Profit by His Directions When Given We send it forth upon its mission, trusting that it will aid both patient and physician, and that its advice may be heeded by those whom it may concern. It can not take the place of the medical attendant, but will enable you to do what you may do with propriety until he arrives, and to implicitly follow out his directions afterward. Many a child has been lost from an acci dent or. Attack which a parent might have relieved, and many a good doctor has properly prescribed a poultice, a bath, a fomentation, or injection, when, from the ignorance of the attendants, they have done more harm than good. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.