Cold Extremities.

A patient who is troubled with cold feet should take a hot foot and leg bath, up to the knees, for ten minutes before going to bed. On taking the feet out of the bath, he should have some one immediately pour a gallon of cold water slowly over the feet and legs from the knees down. He should then put on a dry pair of stockings without wiping the feet or legs and should get into bed and cover up warmly. The feet will soon feel as if held close to a warm stove, and after two or three repetitions the patient will enjoy this foot bath exceedingly well.

It will be a sorry time for the doctors when people will learn to keep the bowels free from accumulation; the skin normally active; the feet warm. The white plague and other plagues will then be shorn of their terrors.


Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 3, 1909, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.