Rest cure

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rest cure (Med) Treatment of severe nervous disorder, as neurasthenia, by rest and isolation with systematic feeding and the use of massage and electricity.
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Usage

In literature:

They are rest cures.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
At intervals he was forced to take rest cures.
"The Jewish State" by Theodor Herzl
Rest is the cure for sprains and strains.
"Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece" by George Greenwood
They'll have to send me for a rest cure during the holidays.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
Nothing cures me but perfect rest.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
Ben's father was as good as his word about curing the lameness, and plenty of oats and hay, and no work, and good care, did the rest.
"Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880" by Various
Guess you ain't never heerd tell o' the 'rest cure'?
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
Time and rest will effect a perfect cure; at least, that is my opinion.
"Daddy's Girl" by L. T. Meade
Tell him I'm taking the rest cure up at a sanitarium.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
If the Director of the FBI tells you that you need a rest cure, Malone thought, you do not argue with him.
"Occasion for Disaster" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In poetry:

Which now inspires, cures and supplies,
And guides my darkened breast:
For thou art all that I can prize,
My joy, my life, my rest.
"To My Excellent Lucasia, On Our Friendship" by Katherine Philips
Of all thou canst, this is the greatest,
Thy duty earliest and latest.
Thy future rests in its embrace
With cure for ills that now abase.
"During A Journey In Sweden" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
There's quiet in that Angel's glance,
There 's rest in his still countenance!
He mocks no grief with idle cheer,
Nor wounds with words the mourner's ear;
But ills and woes he may not cure
He kindly trains us to endure.
"The Angel Of Patience" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

One opinion says the cure is intensity, another says it's habits, and you can even find some who say it's nothing that time and rest and some playoff adrenaline won't fix.
Manzanillo Tries a Rest Cure.
Good night's rest cures techno-overload.
Manzanillo Tries a Rest Cure .
Manzanillo Tries a Rest Cure.
Rest Cure Proponent Dr Silas Weir Mitchell.
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