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Case 1.—Charles C., 4 years and 3 months old, was admitted to the Children's Hospital, Dec. 31, 1917. His family history was good. He was born at full term, and had always been well, except for rather frequent "colds" during his infancy. His mother thought that his abdomen had always...
Clinical experience has shown that without a certain amount of fat in the food of an infant, normal growth is not be be expected. Excessively high fat feeding, on the other hand, may overtax the assimilative functions of the body and lead to most serious consequences. Thus intestinal...
The presence of diphtheria in civilized communities constitutes an important hygienic problem. It shows the need for a practical and efficient method of active immunization, that will protect the child and adult population. Such protection should be applied early in life, so that an...
The subject of infantilism has come in recent years into ever increasing prominence. The term should be applied not only to adolescents or adults who possess in some degree the bodily and often the psychic characteristics of infancy, but to children of any age in whom there is a...
The clinical picture of chorea has never been more succinctly drawn than it was by Sydenham, who first described it as a clinical entity. Little was added to our conception of the disease until the middle of the nineteenth century, when the French clinicians made it a matter of...
Breath holding (also known as hysterical laryngospasm, rage spasm, and inspiratory apnea) is a condition not infrequently observed in early childhood. At first glance one would be led to believe that the attacks are manifestations of spasmophilia or tetany with the associated laryngismus...
There appeared in my service in the outpatient department of the Touro Infirmary in New Orleans an interesting and unusual case of dysentery which because of the age of the patient, the source of the infection and the character of the organism found deserves recording if for no other...
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