A treatise on the diseases of infants, founded on recent clinical observations and investigations in pathological anatomy, made at the Hospice des Enfanstrouvés: with a dissertation on the viability of the child. With notes by Dr. Ollivier, of Angers

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J. & H.G. Langley, 1840 - 620 pages
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Page 57 - From the preceding details, it appears that the pulse of a very young infant is often not much more frequent than that of an adult, but that it increases in frequency, in proportion as the child advances in age ; whence it follows, that it is wrong to assert in a manner so exclusive and general as is usually done, that the pulse in children is more frequent than in adults.
Page 338 - ... permit us to refer to any class of well-ascertained diseases. What inference is to be drawn from these facts ? and what theory is to be established on so uncertain a foundation ? Ought we, after the example of most of the English pathologists, to attribute gratuitously to the liver the derangement of the digestive functions * Ought these yellow and green evacuations to be regarded as an alteration of the biliary secretion ? I leave it to other authors to answer these questions, when ulterior...
Page 362 - The left kidney, instead of being found on the level with the other, was drawn downwards by the cellular tissue, with which it was enveloped, and also by a fold of the peritoneum, which was intimately connected with the orifice of the sac ; the renal artery and vein had also yielded to this traction, and...
Page 611 - ... by its bulk alone, to advert to the condition of the cord ; inasmuch as an abnormal formation of this connecting link between the mother and child, as well as the sound or disordered development of the placenta, must exercise a controlling influence on the vascular energies, and more or less circumscribe the growth and dimensions of the faetus.
Page 526 - December, the gopher being thoroughly torpid, temperature of the room forty-five, gopher rolled up like a ball, no visible evidence of life, I opened the abdomen and inserted the bulb of a thermometer which indicated 58°. I next turned back the sternum in such a manner as to expose the heart and lungs. The remarkably congested condition of these organs first attracted my attention ; in fact, it would appear as if all the blood had collected within the thorax. The pulsation of the heart was reduced...
Page 611 - ... which by distinct respirations sustained life one hour. After death it was found to weigh, one pound, six drachms : its length was ten inches, and it was well formed. Too many circumstances conspired to render the age of the foetus doubtful ; it was the product of a first conception, and the parties were beyond suspicion.
Page 612 - I perceived a faetus, apparently of some five months and upwards of growth. The cord was divided, and more than usual care taken with the child ; a fillet or ribbon was applied round its head, which seemed unusually large, and the body wrapped in cotton. By unremitting attention on the part of a competent nurse, the fondest wishes of the parents were ultimately realized, and the daughter, in the enjoyment of excellent health, has, at the present writing, completed her seventh year. Subsequent enquiry...
Page 339 - I will quote the directions given by one of our standard authorities. Dr. Dewees says, " the proper dose of laudanum for infants and children, may be reckoned at the following rates. Half a drop for a child under ten days old ; a drop, for one from that period to the end of the month ; a drop and a half, or two drops for one from that period to three months ; three drops from this to nine months, &c., &c.
Page 286 - ... the circulatory organs, and both ought to be the objects of our attention. I have examined fifteen cases of passive haemorrhage — most of them were remarkable for the plethoric condition of their bodies, and the general congestion of their integuments. Some on the contrary, were pale and feeble, as U common after abundant haemorrhage.
Page 474 - ... third day after birth; and he cites a case by M. Berard, who found in a fœtus of 8£ months, a clot about the size ofa nut, lodged in the substance of the brain. 5. "Non-Inflammatory Softening. — This is a lesion peculiar to the encepha'tot of new-born infants, and is the result of congestion.

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