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A boy, W. N., aged 2 years and 9 months, entered the Children's Medical Service at the Massachusetts General Hospital June 9, 1919. He was a full term baby, and for the first nine months was fed on drawn breast milk because his mouth would not open wide enough to permit him to nurse. Up...
That acrocephaly and syndactylism occur in combination has been generally appreciated since 1906, when the French pediatrician, Apert,1 published the report of eight cases discovered in the literature and of one case from personal experience. Inasmuch as all the subjects exhibited...
Modern methods of intravenous transfusion are so satisfactory that today the question of using an extravascular route arises in infants only. A study of the older writings shows that at different times and places both the subcutaneous and intraperitoneal...
Pneumococcus peritonitis is a rather rare disease among infants and young children. The great majority of the patients in the Babies' Hospital are under 2 years of age, although those up to 4 years are admitted. In the last thirteen years there have been treated 171 cases of general...
The calcium metabolism of premature infants has hitherto not been studied systematically. Such a study is, however, well justified by the fact that these infants are more liable to acquire rachitis than full-term babies. It is also a common experience that bone symptoms appear in the...
Tumors in the kidney region of children may be either benign or malignant. Cystic enlargements of the kidneys are fairly common. The benign growths may appear as adenomas, angiomas, lipomas or fibromas. Cysts occur as congenital cystic kidney; acquired as results of hydronephrosis or of...
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