A woolen blanket is laid upon the bed or couch, and upon this a wet sheet. The patient then lies upon the sheet, which is folded aboul him as follows: Raise the arms above the head and draw one half of the sheet the body, its upper portion being tucked along the side of the trunk, the lower portion dipping down between the leg-. Now bring the arms down to the sides and pass the other half of the sheet over the arms and body, tucking it in on the opposite side. In this way no two surfaces of the skin come in contact. Then the blanket is tightly rolled about the patient, care being taken that it is closely tucked in about the neck.
A generous allowance of cool or warm drinks will increase the efficiency of any sweating procedure.