The Book Of The Nursery by Walter Cooper DendyThe Book Of The Nursery by Walter Cooper Dendy

The Book Of The Nursery

byWalter Cooper Dendy

Paperback | January 19, 2012

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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. 1833. Excerpt: ... EXPRESSION OR MOVEMENT OF THE LIMBS. The high perfection of her art teaches the opera dancer (if I may draw this analogy) to express even thought and sentiment hy the variety of her evolutions; this may be termed the artificial language of the limbs. The infant will express its pleasing or painful sensations by their peculiar movements, which, to the eye of attention, will speak their natural language. Children, in a state of health, however, seldom employ any exclusive action of the limbs; they will exert their moving powers indiscriminately--they will spring, roll the arms, kick, crawl, in all the variety of antic display. In considering the movements of the limbs and body as a series of symptoms, we must not essentially determine that part to be the seat of disorder in which any violent or unusual action is observed; it may be excited by remote disease, through the medium of sympathy. If any one peculiar movement be suddenly or often observed in children, immediate attention should be paid to it; it should not, as is often the case, form a subject for admiration or laughter, although I will not affirm that it is invariably a mark of disorder. The child naturally resorts to unusual movements to relieve the stretching and pain of inflamed parts. Thus the legs are forcibly and constantly drawn up towards the belly when inflammatory disease exists about the lower bowels or their membranes. If, however, it appears generally uneasy, but keeps any one limb unusually quiet, or moves it by sudden jerks, it is probable that such limb is the seat of pain. There are two conditions of the limbs and body which indicate disorder--1. An excess of action, spasm, or convulsion: 2. A loss of power,--paralysis. They are essentially depending on peculiar irritation of the ...
Title:The Book Of The NurseryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217687865

ISBN - 13:9780217687867