The Diseases of infancy and childhood

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D. Appleton & Company, 1897 - 1117 pages
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Page 199 - One of the most striking things about children suffering from malnutrition is their vulnerability. They " take " everything. Catarrhal processes in the nose, pharynx, and bronchi are readily excited, and, once begun, tend to run a protracted course. There is but little resistance to any acute infectious disease which the child may contract.
Page 7 - be afforded for using their muscles. Exercise may be encouraged by placing upon the floor in a warm room a mattress or a thick "comfortable," and allowing the infant to roll and tumble upon it at will. A large bed may answer the same purpose. In older children every form of out-of-door exercise should be
Page 8 - difference need be made in the exercise of the two sexes. Companionship is a necessity. Children brought up alone are at a great disadvantage in this respect, and are not likely to get as much exercise as they require. The amount of exercise allowed delicate children should
Page 133 - or so nearly so as not to affect the specific gravity, we may form an approximate idea of the proteids from a knowledge of the specific gravity and the percentage of fat. We may thus determine
Page 19 - The slowest gain is from the fifth to the eighth year, when it is about four pounds a year. From the eighth to the eleventh year it rises to about six pounds a year. Up to the eleventh year the two sexes gain in about the same ratio. From the eleventh to the thirteenth year the girls gain
Page 178 - going to the bottom of the bottle should not be used, as it is practically impossible to keep them clean. The hole in the nipple should be large enough for the milk to drop rapidly when the bottle is inverted, but not so large that it will run in a stream.
Page 133 - whether they are greatly in excess or very scanty. The specific gravity will then vary directly with the proportion of proteids, and inversely with the proportion of fat — ie, high proteids, high specific gravity ; high fat,
Page 232 - The most important early symptoms for diagnosis are sweating of the head, cranio-tabes, great restlessness at night, delayed dentition, and enlarged fontanel. All these, taken separately, may mean something else, but collectively they can mean nothing but rickets.
Page 2 - of the bath for healthy infants may be lowered to 95 F., and by the end of the first year to 90 F. Older children who are healthy should be sponged or douched for a moment at the close of the tepid bath with water at 65 or 70 F. During childhood the
Page 7 - Exercise.—This is no less important in infancy than in later childhood. An infant gets its exercise in the lusty cry which follows the cool sponge of the bath, in kicking its legs about, waving its arms, etc. By

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