Maternal Management of Chidren in Health and Disease

Maternal Management of Chidren in Health and Disease

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...will seldom yield to the influence of measures, however wisely chosen or perseveringly employed. SECT. III.--OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ASSIST IN THE EARLY DETECTION OF DISEASE. 1. The influence of-the seasons in producing particular forms of disorder.--The recollection of the fact, that at the different seasons of the year some diseases are more prevalent than at other periods, will greatly aid a judicious parent in the early detection of the presence of disorder, and its kind, in her child. Thus, in the early part of the winter, what is called catarrh, viz. an increased secretion of mucus from the membranes of the nose, fauces, and airtubes, with fever, and attended with sneezing and cough, thirst, lassitude, and want of appetite, is generally prevalent. As the winter advances, the air-tubes of the lungs, and the lungs themselves, are liable to become the seat of disorder; and those signs will present themselves, which have been pointed out in the previous section as characteristic of such attacks. In the spring, we have still the same diseases prevalent, and in addition, measles, scarlet fever, small-pox, and chicken pox, which increase in liability towards the close of this season, and with the first weeks of summer. In the summer, disease is less prevalent than at any other period of the year; but towards its middle and close, and through the whole of the autumnal months, bowel complaints may be expected in the forms of diarrhoea, cholera, and dysentery. 2. The influence of an hereditary predisposition to certain diseases.--Without entering into this subject at large, still it may be useful to remark, that in some families there is a predisposition to some diseases, which, occurring in the first child, will, as each succeeding child is born, more

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