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Manual Of Household Work And Management | by Annie Butterworth



It has been written by one who is a specialist on the subject, and who has spent many years in giving instruction in the practical management of a house, etc., to all classes of women. The various subjects included in the term "household work and management" have been dealt with in this small book. It contains valuable information on the proper management of a house, obtained by practical experience. It is a book that will be useful, not only to those who propose training as teachers of the domestic sciences, but to all those who undertake the management of a home.

TitleManual Of Household Work And Management
AuthorAnnie Butterworth
PublisherLongmans, Green, And Co.
Year
CopyrightLongmans, Green, And Co.
AmazonManual Of Household Work And Management

By Annie Butterworth Domestic Arts Department, University College Of South Wales And Monmouthshire, Cardiff

Third Edition, Revised And Enlarged

-Preface
I have been requested by Miss Butterworth to write an introduction to this Manual of Household Work and Management. I have the greatest pleasure in doing so, because I believe that this Manual will p...
-Chapter I. Choice Of A House
Rent - Neighbourhood - Soil - Aspect - Slope - Size of Rooms -Various Details - Need of Agreement - Sale of Fixtures -Regulations respecting Fixtures - Neglect - Infection -Notice - Fire Insurance - H...
-Choice Of A House. Part 2
Landlord And Tenant Almost every house of the better class (not held under a lease) is let from year to year; that is, the tenancy cannot terminate except by special consent until the end of six mont...
-Choice Of A House. Part 3
Infection Outgoing tenants are heavily fined for leaving premises infected unless they give notice of infection to the landlord. The letting of a house or room where infectious disease has been ...
-Choice Of A House. Part 4
Comparative Advantages And Disadvantages Of Flats 1. The rates and taxes are included in the rent, only the lighting is additional. 2. Less furniture and fewer servants are required, as the rooms are...
-Choice Of A House. Part 5
Child Exemption Where a person's total income from all sources, though exceeding 160, does not exceed 500, and he has a child or children living and under the age of sixteen at the commencement of ...
-Choice Of A House. Part 6
Benefits 1. Medical attendance throughout life, including medicines and medical or surgical appliances. 2. Periodical payments during sickness. 3. Periodical payments during disablement. 4. Treatm...
-Chapter II. Larder
Position and Arrangement - Cleaning-Butter, Milk, Bacon, Lard, Bread, Cheese, Fresh Eggs - To store Eggs - To store Butter - Potatoes and Root Vegetables - Onions - Apples - Choice of Apples - Pears -...
-Larder. Part 2
Cheese Where a large piece is bought, more than can be conveniently placed in a cheese-stand, a buttered paper should be tied over the cut surfaces, the whole tied up in brown paper, and an earthenwa...
-Larder. Part 3
Stores And Storeroom It is an undoubted economy to buy certain materials in large quantities ; by so doing the price per pound is much less, and the weight of paper bags and the turn of the scales ar...
-Larder. Part 4
Flour If the storeroom be dry this should be bought in large quantities, and should be kept in an air-tight bin or box, as it readily absorbs moisture which causes mustiness. If the floor be of stone...
-Larder. Part 5
Honey In order to avoid adulteration by glycerine or other foreign constituents, it is safer to buy the honeycomb. The combs can be kept for months in a closely covered earthenware jar, with a cloth ...
-Chapter III. Care And Management Of A Linen Cupboard
Description of Cupboard - Press - Choice of Table Linen -Towels - Kitchen Towels - Marking - Quantities. A linen cupboard should be in an airy dry situation to prevent mildew, not against an outside ...
-Care And Management Of A Linen Cupboard. Continued
Serviettes These can be had in three sizes, 22, 27, and 31 inches square; the medium size is the most usual. If very stiffly starched they wear out much more quickly, are apt to slip off the knees, a...
-Chapter IV. Arrangement Of Work
Division of Work for one or more Servants-Servants, and ways of procuring them - Characters - Wages-Notice-Duties of a Housemaid, Cook-general, Butler, Footman, Scullery and Kitchen-maid. The servant...
-Arrangement Of Work. Part 2
Dismissal Or Leaving A month's notice on either side is usual. If a maid is dismissed without notice, owing to some alteration in the plans of her mistress, a month's wages should be paid to her in l...
-Arrangement Of Work. Part 3
Arrangement Of Work In order that the domestic arrangements may run smoothly, and nothing be omitted, the mistress should carefully plan the work and write out a scheme, so that the maids may know ex...
-Arrangement Of Work. Part 4
Weekly Work Monday.-Collect the things for the laundry; give drawing-room a little special attention, Tuesday.-Clean bedrooms. Wednesday.-Clean bedrooms. Thursday.-Clean library or morning-room. ...
-Chapter V. Household Expenditure
Advantage of keeping Accounts-Ready Money-Discount-Tradesmen's Books-Account Sheet-Expenses-Division of Expenditure-Precautions in paying and receiving Payment by Cheque-Receipts-Distinction between T...
-Household Expenditure. Part 2
Household Accounts Weekly Allowance, 3. Weeks Ending Grocer. Fishmonger. Poulterer. Butcher. Dairy. Greengrocer. Fuel and Oil. Laundry. St't'n'ry...
-Household Expenditure. Part 3
Precautions To Be Observed In Paying By Cheque 1. Fill in the details carefully on the counterfoil. 2. Spell the payee's name correctly, and use the right initials. 3. Write the sum payable disti...
-Household Expenditure. Part 4
Receipts All receipted bills should be kept for seven years; according to the Statute of Limitations, no payment can be insisted on after six years from the date of purchase; the additional year is s...
-Household Expenditure. Part 5
Sales False economy buys thing at sales merely because they are cheap, without being in real need of them. In this way much money is frittered away, and things so bought rarely prove useful. Savin...
-Chapter VI. Care Of Sinks And Drains
Scullery Sink: its Position, Cleaning, and Daily Treatment - Daily and Weekly Care of Water - closet Pans - How to test Drains - House Refuse - Ash-bins: their Contents - Bath Pipes - Test of Water - ...
-Care Of Sinks And Drains. Part 2
Water-Closet Pans These should be brushed daily with a sanitary bass brush (1/3 each), which should be hung on a nail outside the window; once a week strong soda-water should be used. If discoloured ...
-Care Of Sinks And Drains. Part 3
Simple Test Of The Efficacy Of A Filter Add one tablespoonful of Condy's Fluid to one gallon of water and pour into the filter. If after standing a short time the water drawn off by the tap is pink, ...
-Chapter VII. Household Pests
Prevention and Extermination - Mice and Rats - Black Beetles, Cockroaches, Flies, Fleas - Fly Papers, Traps - Fumigating - Moths, Red Ants, Gnats, and Mosquitoes - Boxroom. Mice And Rats However c...
-Household Pests. Continued
Fumigating Place an oven-shelf or an old tray on a couple of bricks in the centre of the floor, close the window and chimney, hang a blanket or sheet over the window and door, or paste paper over all...
-Chapter VIII. Lighting
Gas: its Advantages and Drawbacks - Varieties and Cleaning of Burners - Incandescent Light - Economies - Reading a Gas Meter - Chandeliers - Globes - Gas-poisoning - Acetylene Gas-Lamps: their Choice,...
-Lighting. Part 2
How To Read A Gas Meter Every housekeeper should know how to read a gas meter, and should from time to time check the quarterly gas bill. Cubic Feet. When taking a house the gas company sho...
-Lighting. Part 3
Globes The old-fashioned globes with only a 2-inch (in diameter) aperture at the bottom are still used; but they cause considerable flicker of the flame, which involves loss of light, and is trying t...
-Lighting. Part 4
Lamps Nearly every winter we hear of some sad accident through the careless use of a lamp, or through the use of poor oil. Many people have a strong prejudice against this mode of lighting because of...
-Lighting. Part 5
Burner Occasionally the burner should be allowed to boil in a little soda water; it can then be easily rubbed clean, and dried with a soft cloth in front of the fire before use. Now and then the rese...
-Lighting. Part 6
Electric Light This, no doubt, will, in the not very remote future, supersede gas, just as gas, early in the nineteenth century, took the place, more or less, of candles and oil. There are many adva...
-Chapter IX. Grates
Economy of Fuel - How to clean and blacklead a Grate - How to lay a Fire - How to clean a Gas Stove - Oil Stoves. Kitchen Grate There are a few points which should be borne in mind when selecting ...
-Grates. Part 2
Pine Cones Owing to the amount of turpentine they contain, they rekindle fires very quickly, and produce a fragrant blaze. Dried orange-peel is useful for lighting or rekindling fires. Peat forme...
-Grates. Part 3
Cleaning And Blackleading A Grate 1. Put on a pair of old or housemaid's gloves, which can be bought from 9d. a pair, and can be easily washed; remove fender and fire-irons. 2. Spread a hearthcloth ...
-Chapter X. Beds
Choice, Care, and Cleaning of Bedsteads, Mattresses, etc. - Suitable Qualities and Prices-How to air and make a Bed - Blankets - Sheets - Daily Work of Washstand -Order of Work. Cowper, in his poem, ...
-Beds. Part 2
Upholstered Mattresses HAIR MATTRESSES are very comfortable and healthy. A good linen tick is necessary or the ends of the hair work through : they cost from about 27/- to 49/- for single beds, and 5...
-Beds. Part 3
Wire Mattress Cover To prevent the bedding from friction the wire mattress should be covered. For this purpose Hessian (sold at 7 3/4d. per yard, double width) is the best material. Felt is not advis...
-Beds. Part 4
Blankets This name is derived from the inventor, Thomas Blanket, who in 1340 first set up his looms in Bristol. They are usually sold in pairs, but should be divided and the edges neatened with bla...
-Beds. Part 5
Quantity The usual allowance is three pairs to each bed, or five pairs to two beds of the same size, three pillowcases being allowed to each pillow. Cost Very good linen sheets, 3 yards in length...
-Beds. Part 6
How To Make And Treat A Bed 1. Weekly brush mattress and dust bedstead. 2. Turn mattress from side to side and top to foot alternate days to equalize pressure and wear. 3. Tuck in the under blanket...
-Chapter XI. Table Appointments - Laying Of Table
Care of Butter and Jam Dishes - Salt-Cruets - Decorations - Order of Dinner. In order that a table may always look inviting and dainty, many little points must be attended to daily. Butter Butte...
-Table Appointments - Laying Of Table. Part 2
Luncheon This is quite an informal meal, with very little, if any, waiting. Elaborate table-centres and abundance of flowers are out of keeping; only a plant and one or two vases of flowers are custo...
-Table Appointments - Laying Of Table. Part 3
Dessert The dishes should be spotlessly clean, and the fruit wiped and looked over. Grapes may be cut into bunches of a suitable size, unless the bunch is very large, when it may be manipulated at ta...
-Chapter XII. Carpets
Origin- Varieties - Prices - Spring Cleaning - Weekly and Daily Care - To Remove Grease, Oil, or Ink Stains - To Renovate Colours - Stair Carpets - Underlays - Floor Coverings - Linoleums - Cork Carpe...
-Carpets. Part 2
Spring Cleaning The carpet should be carefully folded up in the room from whose floor it is taken, then carried some distance from the house; or, if this is not feasible, the windows on the nearest s...
-Carpets. Part 3
Daily Cleaning In rooms which are little used, many people simply pick up any bits which may be seen on the carpet, in the belief that this is less injurious to the carpet than daily brushing. The sh...
-Carpets. Part 4
How To Calculate Required Amount Of Carpet Room, 12 feet wide by 15 feet long. Reduce the 12 feet to yards = 4 yards. Reduce width of carpet (27 inches) to yards = 3/4 yard. Reduce length of room ...
-Carpets. Part 5
Mattings Indian or Chinese mattings are by some people preferred to carpets for bedroom use, because they can be cleaned with a damp cloth without absorbing the moisture; they are clean and cool, and...
-Chapter XIII. Wall Papers
Choke - To detect Arsenic - Stripping Walls - Paperhanging -Paste - Cleaning Varnished and Unvarnished Papers - Whitewash - Distempering - Smell of New Paint. By those who are furnishing anew, the pa...
-Wall Papers. Part 2
How To Calculate Necessary Amount Of Paper Find the square measure of the walls by adding together the length and breadth of room, double it, and then multiply by the height, thus:- Room 15 ft. x 12...
-Wall Papers. Part 3
Limewash This is prepared by mixing white quicklime in a bucket with hot water and some size. If a little carbolic acid be added, the disinfectant properties are increased, and it forms a very health...
-Chapter XIV. Wood
How to scrub Floors, Tables, Culinary Utensils - How to treat Neglected Boards - How to Stain Wood - How to Polish -Recipes for Furniture Cream - Treatment of Old Oak - How to wash Varnished and Unvar...
-Wood. Part 2
Soap Key or mottled soap is useful for scrubbing; but carbolic soap is advisable for floors in the spring cleaning, and after any illness. Pastry-boards, bread-platters, and rolling-pins are all trea...
-Wood. Part 3
Furniture Cream 1 oz. white wax (3d. per oz.); 1 oz. beeswax (2d. per oz., or 2/- per lb.); 1 oz. of castile soap (1/2d. per oz.); 1/4 pint turpentine; 3/4 pint boiling water. The soap and two kinds...
-Wood. Part 4
To Clean Old Oak Avoid the use of soap, soda, or hot water, as it deadens the appearance. Two or three times a year, after careful dusting, a very little linseed oil should be rubbed in and the wood ...
-Wood. Part 5
Cane-Bottomed Chairs 1. Brush well to remove as much dust as possible. 2. Scrub gently on the under side of the cane with a nail-brush, using warm water and salt. This latter helps to prevent the di...
-Chapter XV. Ironware
Choice, Care, Price, and Cleaning of Saucepans - Treatment of Enamelled Pans - Cleaning Galvanized Iron - How to clean Flat-irons - To remove Rust - Aluminium. IRON is a well-known metal, whose value...
-Ironware. Continued
Cleaning Enamelled Pans 1. After steeping, the soot should be removed, and they should be washed with hot water. 2. Any burnt part, or stain, may be removed by rubbing with a rough flannel dipped in...
-Chapter XVI. Steel
Information about Steel - Various Ways of Cleaning - Recipe for Steel Polish - Care and Cleaning of Knives - How to prevent and how to remove Rust. STEEL is a refined kind of iron, formed by heating ...
-Steel. Continued
Manufacture, Care, Washing And Cleaning Of Knives Manufacture Until the reign of Queen Elizabeth the best knives were all imported from abroad; but about that time the Sheffield cutlery was much i...
-Chapter XVII. Brass And Copper
Its Composition - Three Methods of Cleaning - Neglected Brass - Treatment of Lacquered Goods, and Benares Ware -Copper. Composition Brass is an alloy manufactured of tin, copper, zinc, and the cal...
-Chapter XVIII. Silver And Plated Goods
Solid Silver - Composition of Silver Plate, Usual Patterns, Cleaning of Silver, Frosted, Silvered, Oxydised, Silver Braid - How to precipitate Whiting-Materials - Tin Solution - Cleaning of Tins - Bri...
-Silver And Plated Goods. Part 2
Mustard Mustard spoons also ought to be removed after use, as, if kept in the mustard, they become very tarnished. EGG spoons are quickly tarnished by the sulphur in the yolk of the egg. After washi...
-Silver And Plated Goods. Part 3
To Restore Plated Articles Mix 2d. worth of mercury and \d. of prepared chalk in a saucer with a little warm water, and with a small piece of leather rub the tarnished article until the polish is res...
-Silver And Plated Goods. Part 4
Solution 1/4 lb. of yellow soap, 1 lb. best whiting, 1 quart soft water, and 2 ozs. spirit of hartshorn. Method Cut up the soap in thin slices, and pour on it the quart of cold water. Let it stan...
-Chapter XIX. Glass
Origin and Composition - Description of a Few Varieties in ordinary use - How to clean Water Bottles, Furred Decanters, Tumblers, Mirrors, Globes - Origin of Windows - How to clean Picture Glasses - O...
-Glass. Part 2
To Mend Glass Dissolve 1/2 oz. of isinglass in a small wineglassful of spirits of wine, melting it by means of gentle heat. Paint the clean broken edges with this mixture, using a camel-hair brush. D...
-Glass. Part 3
Windows Origin Glass windows were first used by the Italians; but in the time of William Rufus they were introduced into one or two palaces and churches in England. In the reign of Queen Elizabeth...
-Chapter XX. China
Manufacture - Washing China Ornaments - Sorting, preparation and washing of Breakfast or Dinner Things - How to mend. China is made of a hard rocky stone of the nature of flint, which is ground to a ...
-China. Continued
Choice In buying china it is wise (where means are limited) to buy a pattern which can always be matched, and deficiencies renewed. The great points to be secured in the choice of china are transpare...
-Chapter XXI. Marble
Varieties - Recipe for Cleaning Mixture - Modes of cleaning - Mending of Marble. Marble is a kind of stone which is very hard, compact, and firm, and capable of taking a high polish. It comes from Gr...
-Chapter XXII. Pictures
Care of Oil and Water - colours - Cleaning Oil-paintings t Mounts Gilt Frames - Care of Books - Japanned and Papier Mache Goods - To clean Ivory - To cool Wine - To polish and mend Tortoiseshell - To ...
-Pictures. Part 2
Spring Cleaning Of Books Bookcases should be entirely emptied, all corners well brushed, and the polished parts cleaned in the usual way. While empty, they should be moved out from the wall (if not f...
-Pictures. Part 3
Tortoiseshell This should be rubbed with powdered rotten-stone and oil, then with jeweller's rouge, and lastly with a leather. To Mend Tortoiseshell Bind the broken articles together with a tape....
-Chapter XXIII. Cleaning Brushes
Materials used - How to clean Toilet and Household Brushes - Care and Price - Treatment of Combs-Cost and Care of Sponges. Brushes Many of these are made of bristles obtained from different breeds...
-Cleaning Brushes. Part 2
Choice If carefully washed, good brushes may be used for quite twenty years; if of poor quality and carelessly washed, they soon become useless. It is not advisable to purchase those that are very lo...
-Cleaning Brushes. Part 3
Prices Bath sponges, from 2/9 to 5/9 each; honeycomb, from 3 1/2d. upwards; fine cup sponges, from 1/9 to 3/6; Turkey sponges, from 6d. to 1/8. The sponge is brought alive from the sea. The living p...
-Chapter XXIV. Boots
Preparation of Leather - Choice, care, and cleaning of Boots. First Process The hides are steeped for some days in pits containing lime-water; this loosens the hair, which is then removed by scrap...
-Boots. Part 2
Care Of Boots The difference in the wear and appearance of a boot properly cleaned and treed, and one that is neglected and badly cleaned, is considerable; the former has a bright, and clean surface,...
-Boots. Part 3
Recipe For Blacking 2 ozs. of ivory black, 4 ozs. of treacle, 1/2 oz. of sweet oil, 1/2 oz. oil of vitriol, and 1/2 pint sour beer. Add the treacle to the ivory black, stir, and add half of the beer,...
-Chapter XXV. Choice, Care, And Cleaning Of Blinds
Varieties of Materials - Prices-Advantages and Disadvantages of Venetian Blinds - Curtain Blinds - Cleaning Blinds - Makings etc. In order that a house may present a good appearance, it is important ...
-Choice, Care, And Cleaning Of Blinds. Part 2
Florentine, Or Brocade May be had either in cream, or any other shade, and present a handsome appearance. They are usually about 8 3/4d, or 9 3/4d. per yard. FESTOON BLINDS are, fortunately, not ver...
-Choice, Care, And Cleaning Of Blinds. Part 3
Tussore Or Shantung Silk And Good Sateens may be used very satisfactorily for this class of blind. PRINTED LINEN-that is, linen with a cream ground, with a coloured conventional floral design arrang...
-Chapter XXVI. Daily Work Of Hall And Staircase
Spring Cleaning - Composition of Dust - Rules for Dusting - Method of Dusting a Room - Dusters. Daily Work of Hall, Stone Steps, Staircase, Bathroom, Sitting-room, and Kitchen - Treatment of Mats - W...
-Daily Work Of Hall And Staircase. Part 2
Daily Work Of Bathroom 1. Lightly brush walls and ledges : if (as is desirable) tiled, wipe with a clean cloth. 2. Sweep up all dust on the floor and burn it. 3. Rub windows to remove marks of cond...
-Daily Work Of Hall And Staircase. Part 3
Daily Work Of A Kitchen When cleaning the kitchen let the fire be as low as possible, as it is difficult to clean a hot stove. 1. Cover the dresser with a dust-sheet. 2. Pile the chairs on the tabl...
-Daily Work Of Hall And Staircase. Part 4
Dusting When we remember that dust is composed of small particles of sand and soil, soot from inside and outside our houses, particles worn off our clothing, particles of dry skin, dry sputum (often ...
-Daily Work Of Hall And Staircase. Part 5
Spring Cleaning This is often a time of dread to those who have an inveterate hatred of the sound of a broom and scrubbing-brush. Much discomfort may be avoided by remembering the following points:- ...
-Daily Work Of Hall And Staircase. Part 6
Method Of Cleaning The principle in all cleaning is to dust each thing before removing it from the room to be cleaned, then burn all the loose dust. Commence at the top of the house and work downward...
-Daily Work Of Hall And Staircase. Part 7
Housemaid Or Butler's Pantry This room is provided for the work of the butler, parlourmaid, or housemaid, according to the number of servants forming the menage, and is usually adjacent to the dining...
-Chapter XXVII. Laundry Work
Materials - Utensils - Necessary Care - Hints on the Management of a Family Wash - Reasons for the Various Processes in Washing, Materials Used In Laundry Work Soft water is best for laundry work,...
-Laundry Work. Part 2
Wax Or Tallow Either of these is added to hot-water starch for the above reason. SALT added to water cools and hardens it, and thus tends to prevent colour from running. It helps especially to fix b...
-Laundry Work. Part 3
Rope If the clothes-line is made of hemp, it should be taken in after use, to avoid dirt and the danger of rotting through the variations in the weather. It should be wound round the hand and elbow, ...
-Laundry Work. Part 4
To Prevent Rust If the irons are not to be used for some time, they should be slightly warmed, then rubbed over with mutton fat or tallow, which, when cold, forms a coating, thus excluding the air. ...
-Laundry Work. Part 5
Damping The clothes should be damped the evening before the ironing day, if they are to be ironed in the morning, as it is essential there should be sufficient time for the damp to become even before...
-Chapter XXVIII. White, Coloured, And Jaeger Flannels
Stockings - Blankets - Table Linen - Hot-water Starch - Body and Bed Linen - Handkerchiefs - Prints - Collars and Cuffs - Cold-water Starch. Washing White Flannels 1. Shake outside the washhouse t...
-White, Coloured, And Jaeger Flannels. Part 2
Washing And Getting Up Table Linen 1. Steep in cold water overnight to loosen stains and old starch. 2. Rub, wring out of the steeping water, and remove stains. 3. Wash in hot water, rubbing with s...
-White, Coloured, And Jaeger Flannels. Part 3
Prints Delicate cottons and prints should be treated as follows:- 1. Wash by gently kneading in lukewarm soap lather. 2. Rinse, to thoroughly remove all soap. 3. If a white ground, blue the fabric...
-Chapter XXIX. Removal Of Stains
Stains - Iron-mould - Mildew - Recipe for Scorch Mixture - Lime Mixture - Paraffin Washing - Alum Water - Melted Soap. Tea And Coffee Stains These should be attended to while wet. Spread the stain...
-Chapter XXX. Washing White And Coloured Silk
Gum Water - Chiffon - Cretonne - Art and Madras Muslin - Bran Water - Washing and calendering Chintz - Simple Method of washing Lace - Black Lace - Ribbons - To whiten Straw Hats - To Freshen Crape an...
-Washing White And Coloured Silk. Continued
Bran Water Put one good handful of wheat bran in a saucepan over the fire, and cover it with I pint of cold water. After it has simmered half an hour strain through a cloth, and add to it I pint cold...
-Chapter XXXI. Care Of Clothing
Treatment of Silks, Muslins, Coats, Bodices, and Skirts - Men's Garments - Hats, Umbrellas, Mackintoshes - Removal of Stains - Cleaning of Gloves. Winter and summer clothes should never be kept in th...
-Care Of Clothing. Continued
Other Articles If a hat or bonnet is to look fresh and dainty, it should always be brushed after use, as dust quickly gives a soiled, tawdry appearance. Where there are trimmings under the brim, the ...
-Chapter XXXII. First Aid Treatment Of Accidents
Burn or Scald - Insect Stings - Something in Eye, Ear, or Throat - Bruises - Cuts - Black Eye - Nose - bleeding: Internal Haemorrhage. Burn Or Scald Remove clothes from sound side first, cut them ...
-Chapter XXXIII. A Few Hints On The Care Of Infants
Washing - Dressing - Care of Bottles - Food-Quantities - Common Ailments. REQUISITES FOR BATHING A BABY once in 24 hours. Hot and cold water, bedroom basin, two soft towels, four small pieces of cott...
-A Few Hints On The Care Of Infants. Part 2
Washing Of A Baby's Clothes Soda or washing-powder should not be used for any article of clothing worn by a baby, as the alkali would chafe and irritate the skin. For the same reason, lace trimmings ...
-A Few Hints On The Care Of Infants. Part 3
Quantities Suitable For A Healthy Child Age of child. Milk. Water or barley water. Amount for each meal. Ist fortnight 1 tablespoon 2 tablespoons 3 tables...
-A Few Hints On The Care Of Infants. Part 4
Convulsions This fit is often the result of some error in diet. The child should at once be put into a hot bath, or cloths should be wrung out of hot mustard and water and applied to the feet, legs, ...
-Chapter XXXIV. The Toilet
Cold Cream-Face Cream - Boracic Ointment - Boracic Lotion - To Soften and Whiten the Hands - Hand Lotion - Hair Lotion - To remove Dandruff - Eyelash Cream - Tooth Powder - Liquid Dentifrice. While e...
-The Toilet. Continued
Boracic Ointment I ounce vaseline or lard (if not for facial use), 2 dessertspoonsful of finely powdered borax or boracic acid. If lard is used it should be freed from salt, but if this is the basis ...
-Chapter XXXV. Disinfectants
Origin of Disease - Germs - Essentials of a good Disinfectant - Carbolic Acid - Cyllin-Jeyes' Fluid - Sanitas-Formalin - Formaldehyd - Sulphur - Per chloride of Mercury - Condy's Fluid - Formamint - I...
-Disinfectants. Part 2
Carbolic Acid Disadvantages Stains linen, burns skin, is poisonous, and is not easily made soluble, therefore not so much used as formerly. The Uses 1. Disinfectant Sheet Outside Sickroom Door...
-Disinfectants. Part 3
Jeyes' Fluid To many people the fact that this has held the Royal Warrant for three successive reigns may be an evidence of its value; it is also spoken of highly by many eminent medical men. Adva...
-Disinfectants. Part 4
The Vaplamp McDougall's small vaplamp is most convenient for a room of 1200 cubic feet space; it costs 1/-, and simply requires to be lighted in the airtight room. Sulphur Fumes Fumigating with s...
-Disinfectants. Part 5
Chloride Of Lime This being cheap is exceedingly useful for disinfecting ashbins, ashpits, and middens. Only the best quality should be bought, and it should be kept in stoppered bottles or jars, as ...
-Chapter XXXVI. Notification And Prevention Of Diseases
Epitome of the Infectious Diseases {Notification) Act, 1889, 52 and 53 Vict. c. 72 - Specimen of Municipal Regulations. I. Notification Of Infectious Disease After the said 16th day of December, 1...
-Notification And Prevention Of Diseases. Part 2
Precautions To Be Observed In Cases Of Infectious Disease 1. Patients suffering from Scarlet Fever, Smallpox, Diphtheria, or Typhoid Fever should, if possible, be at once removed to the Isolation Hos...
-Notification And Prevention Of Diseases. Part 3
Whooping Cough Whooping Cough, as it affects young children, is a very dangerous and fatal infectious disease. In every case parents should, without delay, seek medical advice. Whooping Cough frequ...
-Notification And Prevention Of Diseases. Part 4
For Dealing With Infectious Disease Period of exclusion from school of children who are not ill, but who reside in infected houses. Remarks. Eight days from last exposure ...
-Domestic Economy And Health And Hygiene
THE ECONOMICS OF THE HOUSEHOLD: Six Lectures given at the London School of Economics. By Louise Creighton. Crown 8vo, is. 4d. HOUSEHOLD COOKERY, PRACTICAL RECIPES. By E. Crichton. Crown 8vo, is. 6d. ...









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