Lectures on Diseases of Children

Lectures on Diseases of Children

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...incisors. But tho ulcer is not always present in children who have teeth, and its occurrence depends chiefly on the fact whether the fraenum is long and lax, or short and tense, in which latter event the protrusion of the tongue during the attack, and therefore the friction against the teeth, do not occur to a sufficient extent to remove the epithelium from the frenulum. Since my attention has been directed to this point, I occasionally meet with analogous cases of ulceration in children, who have either not coughed at all, or suffer from an ordinary bronchial catarrh, but have exceptionally sharp teeth. The convulsive stage lasts, on the average, four weeks, and in the latter part of this time the nocturnal attacks diminish considerably in intensity and frequency. The suffocating character of the paroxysm gradually disappears, the whooping inspirations become shorter and weaker, the terminal strangling ceases, and a transition thus gradually occurs into the (third) stadium deorementi (stage of decrease), which may be again termed catarrhal. In this there is a loose cough, which reminds us of pertussis by certain characteristics, especially by a tendency to paroxysmal occurrence and unusual redness of the face. In about two or three weeks this cough also disappears and the child is then convalescent. The entire disease therefore has an average duration of eight or nine weeks, though every physician meets with cases which last three or four months. But the disease is then never continuous; in the midst of the stadium decrementi a relapse unexpectedly occurs, and the affection therefore lasts much longer. In many cases a chronic catarrh of the large bronchi remains after the disease has run its course, and every exacerbation caused by accidental...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236636899
  • 9781236636898