Annals of Gynaecology and Pediatry Volume 5

Annals of Gynaecology and Pediatry Volume 5

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: some authors to be relatively infrequent in childhood as compared with the lobular variety. In regard to this point it might be said that but one case of the lobular form was seen out of six pneumonias observed by the writer during the time mentioned. That this is the usual ratio of the two varieties can by no means be claimed, but the large preponderance of the lobar cases in this set could not fail to make an impression contrary to that generally entertained. None of the cases showed at first either of the symptoms popularly ascribed to inflammatory diseases of the chest--cough and expectoration. Consequently much doubt was manifestly felt by the parents when the disease was named. The symptoms, on the contrary, pointed more to cerebral or gastric disease than to any pulmonary condition. Two of the following cases were seen in dispensary practice, three in private. Both of the dispensary cases had been previously seen by other physicians and were diagnosticated, according to the statement of the mothers, as "gastric fever." The other cases were seen rather earlier in their course, one of them having been seen in its incipiency by a physician, hurriedly summoned, who also labelled the disease "gastrjc fever." The reason for the uniform diagnosis of gastric trouble in these three cases was evidently the presence of vomiting and pain, referred, apparently, to the epigastrium, the absence of cough and the classical physical signs of intrathoracic inflammation. On June 13, 1891, V. C, a white child, aged 3 years, was brought to one of the dispensaries in which the writer was on duty, with a history of vomiting and pain in the abdomen of thirty-six hours' duration. She had been twice seen by a physician upon the day preceding...
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