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Failure to control the bodily functions of excretion constitutes a breach of conduct so offensive to civilized society that its origin as a social refinement is apt to be obscured. Although it is "only necessary to scratch civilization to find savagery," there is a tendency to forget the...
A few months ago I had the opportunity of studying a very interesting feeding case in the outpatient department of the Children's Hospital. The subsequent feeding history deserves special attention.
Baby D., birth weight 8 pounds, nursed one week, was then put on various formulas of milk, water,...
For centuries the pituitary gland has been one of the most mysterious structures of the humanbody; some have considered it the seat of the soul, others have looked on it as a rudimentary organ, while most physiologists have confessed total ignorance as to its functions in the human economy. The...
In the course of a general study of the anatomy of the infant's chest it seemed to us desirable to attempt to determine accurately the relation of the fissures of the lung to the bony framework of the thorax. We felt that carefully obtained data would be valuable not only for comparison with...
The complaint in this case was the periodic occurrence of abdominal tumor. The patient was the only child of young and healthy parents, though the mother might be said to be of a nervous temperament. The birth weight was 11¾ pounds and the labor was tedious, though a head presentation, delivery...
Obstetric paralysis, a paralysis produced during birth, is due to an injury to the nerves of the brachial plexus. The resultant paralysis is characteristic; the arm hangs vertically, the elbow extended, the forearm pronated and the whole arm inwardly rotated. The paralysis is usually flaccid.
Congenital obliteration of the aorta occurs in two main forms: closure at the orifice, so-called atresia ostii aortae; and at the isthmus, referred to as coarctation.
These two forms present different clinical aspects. Coarctation is of greater frequency. Abbott1 states that over 200 cases have...
There is an agent of wonderful power and value to the pediatrician, the use and action of which is little appreciated even by the more prominent in the pediatric community. It has, therefore, seemed to me worth while to speak of its method of action and of its application to the uses of the...
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