On The Wasting Diseases Of Infants And Children

Paperback | May 18, 2012

byEustace Smith

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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. 1885 Excerpt: ...ordered for a similar condition of the bowels in the treatment of simple atrophy may be adopted:--5. Tinct. opii, irixii; Sodae bicarb., 3 jss; Sp. ammon. aromat., 3 j; Syrupi zingib., § ss; Aq. cinnamomi ad § iij. M. 3 ij ter die. The opium is of great use in diminishing the abnormal briskness of the peristaltic action of the bowels, and should never be omitted from the mixture so long as the stools present the appearances which have been described. Under such or similar treatment the motions will be found in a few days to assume a more healthy character; griping, if previously present, will be diminished, or will have altogether ceased; and the general condition of the patient will be mugh improved. At the same time the diet of the child must be regulated to suit the degree of debility to which he may be reduced, remembering that the greater his weakness, the more nearly does his digestive power resemble in degree that of a newborn infant. Full directions about diet have already been given in a former chapter (see Treatment of Simple Atrophy), and need not here be repeated. It may, however, be remarked, that it will usually be found necessary very greatly to reduce the quantity of farinaceous matter which is being taken. Under the mistaken notion that such food is especially nutritious and easy of digestion, weakly children, whatever their age may be, are commonly made to depend for their support chiefly upon sago, arrowroot, tapioca, and similar articles of diet. The amount of this food must be therefore considerably restricted, according to the rules already laid down, and its place should be supplied by milk, gravy, strong beeftea, minced meat once cooked, yolks of eggs lightly boiled, etc., according to the age and strength of the child.1 Pl...

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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. 1885 Excerpt: ...ordered for a similar condition of the bowels in the treatment of simple atrophy may be adopted:--5. Tinct. opii, irixii; Sodae ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217735401

ISBN - 13:9780217735407

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