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Keratomalacia, which has been defined by de Schweinitz as infantile ulceration of the cornea with xerosis of the conjunctiva, is synonymous with xerophthalmia, but as the most characteristic changes take place in the cornea, keratomalacia is possibly the term of choice. The four cases herewith...
Peritonitis as a complication of scarlet fever is rare, in fact it is not mentioned in most standard textbooks. We saw one case last year in the New Haven Hospital.
REPORT OF CASE
A white girl, 5 years of age, was admitted Sept. 24, 1919, complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting.
Congenital heart block is very rare. Its discovery before birth with electrocardiographic proof on the fourth day after birth is unique. Recently, Carter and Howland1 reviewed eight cases of congenital heart block proven by graphic records, seven recorded in the literature and one of their own....
The subject of malignant tumors of the medulla of the suprarenal gland has received considerable attention during the last ten years. Since 1917, when Robert Hutchinson1 first brought the subject to the attention of clinicians and pathologists, a number of cases have been reported; it seems...
The author has made many clinical contributions of high merit to pediatric literature. He combines a rich personal experience with a very unusual knowledge of literature. It is to be regretted that, in part, the illustrations are not very good. The colored plates, however, are excellent. A...
James Jackson1 of Boston, in 1812, attributed "the chemical changes which take place in the contents of the stomach and bowels of children dying of diarrhea to the putrefaction of animal food and the acetous fermentation of that which is vegetable." Since then there have been...
Ideal vs. Normal.
—The necessity for this distinction regarding weight standards in general has been set forth by the Medico-actuarial Committee 1912, by me in 1917, and by Benedict and Talbot in 1921.
Regarding boys in particular, as long ago as 1877 and 1879 Bowditch observed that...
How Many Children are Unfit.
—The necessity for further study of this seemingly hackneyed topic is clear from the statement of Emerson1 that his extended studies have shown that at least one-third of the children in this country are sufficiently underweight for their height to require...
Our forefathers believed that foods ingested by the nursing mother might affect the child through the breast milk. We, however, have discarded that belief almost universally, and have relegated it to the shelves of superstition simply because we have not succeeded in proving it to be true....
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