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The use of pills for gastric tests suggested itself in the course of the employment of the duodenal catheter for ascertaining the size of the pylorus in infants. The size of the catheter which can be readily introduced past the pylorus in the newborn as well as in somewhat older infants1—the...
A statement in one form or another that 90 per cent, or more of children are infected with the tubercle bacillus by their fourteenth' year has frequently appeared in both the medical literature and the lay press of the last few years. This is one of the factors which has been urged in support of...
The facts concerning the origin, course and prognosis of the non-pigmented cancer of the retina occurring in children are well known. Wintersteiner's classical monograph, in which he describes 467 cases, has been referred to as a basis of their remarks by authors who have published accounts of...
The studies of the relation of heat to the high infant mortality of summer have not yielded uniform results. A more careful review of the procedures which have been employed in these studies readily explains these contradictory conclusions. The external factors, such as food, high outdoor and...
Tuberculous tumors are the most frequent of all cerebral tumors. During childhood they are especially common, forming over 50 per cent. of all brain tumors.48 In 300 cases of brain tumor in persons under 18 years of age, reported by Starr,45 152 were tuberculous. Peterson37 reports 335 cases of...
Since bacteria, like other living cells, require a certain intake of nitrogenous material for the maintenance of the chemical structure of their protoplasm, and many of them are also able to utilize it for their energy needs, it is evident that the mediums in which they grow must contain end...
It has for some time been recognized that the amount of nitrogen lost in the stools of infants is rarely of great importance from the point of view of nutrition. The percentage of the intake which escapes absorption seldom constitutes a serious loss. It seemed possible, however, that significant...
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