RECORD: Darwin, Emma. 1868. [Letter on the spinal ice-bag]. In John Chapman, Sea-sickness and how to prevent it: an explanation of its nature and successful treatment, through the agency of the nervous system, by means of the spinal ice-bag. With an introduction on the general principles of neuro-therapeutics. London: Trübner and Co., p. 101.
REVISION HISTORY: Scanned, OCRed and corrected by John van Wyhe. RN1
NOTE: John Chapman (1822-1894), physician, publisher and bookseller; Charles Darwin tried his ice cure in the spring and summer of 1865. See Emma Darwin's diary for 1865 here.
HOW TO PREVENT IT:
AN EXPLANATION OF
ITS NATURE AND SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT,
THROUGH THE AGENCY OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, BY MEANS OF
THE SPINAL ICE-BAG.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION ON THE GENERAL PHINCIPLES OF
JOHN CHAPMAN, M.D.
PHYSICIAN TO THE PARRINODON DISTENSARY,
SECOND EDITION, ENLARGED.
LONDON: TRÜBNER AND CO., CO, PATERNOSTER ROW,
The Right of Translation is reserved.
Case XXII.—In the latter part of 1865, Mrs. Charles Darwin wrote to me, that her son had recently experienced the benefit of the spinal ice-bag, while passing from Holyhead to Ireland, "on a rough morning." She said, "He is very subject to sea-sickness, and is convinced that, without the ice, he would, on this occasion, have been very bad. He put on the bag soon after starting, when already disordered, and at once felt relief."
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