Nervous children

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byBeverley Randolph Tucker

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1916 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX CERTAIN NERVOUS DISEASES OF CHILDHOOD SOME of the diseases of the nervous system of childhood have already been mentioned. In this chapter we shall confide ourselves chiefly to a brief description of the premonitory symptoms of certain of the more or less common nervous diseases. The diseases mentioned are selected because, through ignorance of them, a child may progress to a state which makes treatment much more difficult. Brain Tumor. Brain tumors frequently go unrecognized until a late stage of the condition. Their cause and origin is obscure. They may occur during any period of childhood, and whereas they are always extremely serious, still early recognition may make the case operable, while delay may render it hopeless. The chief symptoms which may be recognized by the family are nausea and vomiting especially when not related to food, headache, vertigo and changes in vision. Depending upon the location, paralysis in one or more extremities or of one or more of the cranial nerves, may occur. The cranial nerves are the nerves which supply vision, 114 smell, hearing, taste, movements of the eye-balls, sensation to the face and facial cavities, movements of expression to the face, and movement of the soft palate, of the tongue and lips. The symptoms of brain tumor usually come on gradually and not all at the same time, and the child frequently is mentally disturbed. At times the pupils are widely dilated or markedly contracted, and sometimes the eyes will be observed to have rapid, jerky movements when suddenly turned. The vertigo is sometimes so great that the child may fall. It is not, of course, expected that the parent should make a diagnosis of brain tumor, but only note the danger signals. Brain Abscess. A brain abscess may show any of th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1916 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX CERTAIN NERVOUS DISEASES OF CHILDHOOD SOME of the diseases of the nervous system of childhood have already been menti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217972292

ISBN - 13:9780217972291

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