Every Second Child

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Nelson, Jan 1, 1974 - Aboriginal Australians - 145 pages
Study on health patterns and problems of Aboriginal children based on the authors experiences as a medical practitioner at Collarenebri Aboriginal settlement, NSW; Relates his success in entirely eliminating infant death by the use of vitamin C and criticism of his theories on the causes and treatment of Aboriginal health problems by his colleagues; Many case histories of disease cure through the use of vitamin C given Diseases and health problems discussed; upper respiratory tract infections, gastroentritis, malnutrition (3 types), pneumonia/bronchospasm, anaemia, parasite infections, otitis media (abscess formation in the ear), running noses, faulty immune; reactions, malabsorption, vitamin deficiencies, dangers of oral antibiotics, viral v. bacterial infections (gastroenteritis), poor living conditions (dirt floors, dusty out door areas), and respiratory infections, breast v. bottle feeding in the; development of antibody protection, use 7 Sunshine milk, dangers of immunisation programmes, disturbances to the gastro-intestinal andmucous membranes, diarrhoea, zinc deficiency caused by genetic fault associated with the inability to defoxify; alcohol leading to alcoholism, the enzyme alpha antitripsin and genetic factors in Aboriginal health patterns, Vitamin c (scurvy, symptons of deficiency, utilisation by the body during teething, infection, immunisation and in the presence of antibiotics, deficiency as a cause of sudden unexpected infant death), infant disease patterns, need for health education programmes and misunderstanding of Aboriginal health problems by doctors; Also discusses B.C.G. vaccine against T.B., tests for detecting sodium, potassium and hemoglobin levels in the blood and vitamin C in urine, the R or transferable drug resistance factor, trial of Nancy Young from Cunnamulla for criminal neglect leading to the death of her child, Aboriginal attitude toward twins and associated infanticide, overview of Aboriginal adult health problems including coronary occlusions, strokes, blindness, diabetes, trachoma, Labrador Keratitis.

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Dr. Archie Kalokerinos writes about his breakthrough in erradicating Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in Collaenabri in NSW Australia during his time as Medical Officer. Even today (Dec 2007) the SIDS campaign and research has ignored his findings. Read full review


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