Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A caoutchouc bag for holding broken ice when used as a cold application in surgical treatment, especially for the eye, spine, etc.
“He stalked to the bathroom for the ice-bag, down to the kitchen for ice.”
“At ten, while Carol was preparing an ice-bag in the kitchen,”
“What she said to herself as she moved tirelessly about the sick room, damping cloths, filling the ice-bag, infiltering drops of nourishment, was: “God is good!” and these words, far from breathing a pious resignation, voiced a confidence so bold that it bordered on irreverence.”
“An ice-bag should be constantly applied to the painful area and the bowels kept freely open with a saline laxative.”
“It will be necessary to keep a record of the fever so that the ice-bag may be withdrawn when it falls below 103° F.”
“A hot-water bottle may be put near its feet and an ice-bag or cold cloths should be kept on its head.”
“-- An ice-bag constantly applied is the best treatment.”
“There should be only one thickness of the towel between the ice-bag and the head.”
“Fill it three-quarters full of finely chopped ice, put the ice-bag in a towel, and place on the patient's head.”
“The following ointment may be applied, though the ice-bag is the better and more certain treatment: Ichthyol 25 per cent.,”
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