Medical Advance Volume 1

Medical Advance Volume 1

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... in quantities to suit. This works very well with the babies. He knew of several babies who were raised on gelatin almost exclusively. He was opposed to the use of animal food for babies. Dr. Lilienthal thought that mother's milk was the best food for infants. Bring up your daughters in a proper way so that they are healthy and they will have good milk for their babies. Dr. Hunt said he had been in the habit of giving children an egg beaten up in a glass of water, with a little glycerin and sugar. This is meat and drink for the babies, and agrees with them very well. Dr. D. C. Fairbanks had had cases where there was a persistent sour stomach, which no medicine he had used would stop, until he took the child from the breast and furnished it with other food. In regard to washing babies, he agreed with Dr. Gottschalk, and had seen no bad results from washing when judiciously done. But washing can be injudiciously done, and he believed that bad cases of nasal catarrh arose from it. Dr. F. R. Mcmanus did not believe there was any universal article of food for babies. Their diet must be regulated by circumstances. Where the child is disposed to diarrhoea he gives the preparation of rice-flour recommended by Dr. Swazey. When constipated, he makes bran broth--a teacupful of bran to a quart of water, with milk, if deemed advisable. When the bran diet does not relieve the constipation, he gives a dose of Sulphur 3d; and if that does not relieve in twenty-four hours he gives a second dose, which always succeeds. Related the case of a lady who was invariably thrown into violent spasms upon taking even a very small quantity of milk. Had often thought about babies' convulsions and milk since he knew of this case. Dr. C. Pearson highly recommended sweet whey....show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514599
  • 9781236514592