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During the past two years medical men have been confronted with the appalling spectacle of a most virulent epidemic that spread with terrifying rapidity over two hemispheres. The causative organism responsible for the influenza outbreak has not yet been...
During the course of the acute infectious diseases in childhood, certain changes in the heart muscle are prone to occur, due to the action of the specific toxins. In diphtheria these changes are more or less characteristic. It is my purpose to describe...
Five years ago I reported an instance of acute cerebellar ataxia, and reviewed the cases occurring in children, so far as examination of medical literature had brought them to my notice.1 Since that time three other cases have come under my care. An occurrence as frequent as this,...
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History.—R. T. B., a boy, 6 years of age, was admitted to the hospital, October, 1918, with a very marked dilatation of the veins on the right thigh leg, scrotum and penis. He is the third of five children, all the others being normal. Nothing...
The drugs most generally in favor for the treatment of syphilis are arsphenamin or an allied product, mercury or one of its salts, and iodids. There are as many methods of using these drugs as there are individuals treating syphilis. In some quarters there...
It is generally recognized that the diagnosis of peritonitis in childhood and particularly in infancy presents a difficult problem. Peritonitis is frequently found at necropsy, when it had not been suspected during life, and, on the other hand, it is often impossible to exclude...
In a previous communication1 I drew attention to certain fundamental principles with reference to the care of the health of school children, and pointed out lines for further extension of health supervision. It was stated that "there must be a general recognition of the importance of...
Baby Max, 2½ years old, entered Mary Thompson Hospital, June 17, 1918.
History of Illness.—Jan. 22, 1918, the child was taken ill with fever, restlessness and swelling of the glands of the neck. There was a slight sore throat and cough. During the first week of the attack large...
An epidemic of mumps among the students of the university during the academic year 1914-1915 gave us an unusual opportunity to watch from day to day quite a number of patients sent to the contagious hospital for treatment. Mumps is a disease which is usually seen but once by the...
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