On The Wasting Diseases Of Infants And Children by Eustace SmithOn The Wasting Diseases Of Infants And Children by Eustace Smith

On The Wasting Diseases Of Infants And Children

byEustace Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...nxx, Aq. Calcis ad;,j. M. Ft. haustus. To be taken after food, three times a day. During the administration of the oil the stools should be examined from time to time. Any smell in them of the oil is a sure sign that more is being given than can be digested, and the quantity must be reduced. With regard to the bone deformities:--If the tibiae are much bowed the child should be prevented as much as possible from walking until reconsolidation of the bones has sufficiently advanced. Careful watching, however, is required to prevent his getting upon his feet, for as his strength improves his delight in his newly-acquired powers is prodigious, and he seems anxious by incessant activity to make up for his previously enforced quiet. Light carefully padded splints should be applied to the legs, and it is advisable that the supports should project below the feet, so as to render it impossible for the patient to stand. In recent cases, where the tibiae are bowed forwards, or forwards and outwards, the plan may be adopted of forcibly straightening the bones, and then applying splints. This is done without difficulty in children under two years of age. If the bone should even snap in the operation the accident does not interfere with the process of cure, for union readily takes place. It must be remembered that this plan is only applicable to cases where the deformity has been rapidly developed and is still recent. When the tenderness has subsided, the spine, and back generally are much strengthened by careful shampooing. Each morning, after his bath, the child should be laid upon his face on the bed, and the whole back should be well and firmly rubbed with the open hand from the neck to the buttocks. The frictions should be continued for about ten...
Title:On The Wasting Diseases Of Infants And ChildrenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217523722

ISBN - 13:9780217523721

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