Pediatrics Volume 28

Pediatrics Volume 28

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...were being segregated and were regarded as suitable for treatment in fresh air schools. They were the children that were living under wrong conditions of life, the children with a heredity of alcoholism or epilepsy, those who were the subjects of faulty nutrition, children of abnormal nervous activities, who thus dissipated their powers. Next in importance to the nutritional defects were the distinctly nervous conditions. Some of these children were the spoiled children of the so-called better families. The nervous conditions in these children ranged anywhere from chorea to partial recovery from infantile paralysis. The defects brought out by present methods of school inspection, such as defects of vision, adenoids, enlarged tonsils, etc., must be corrected if the children were to receive the full benefit of the fresh air treatment. The attitude of the children themselves toward these schools was the best argument in their favor. Records of the weight of these children had been kept and the gain in weight that had been shown was a positive index of the improvement in their condition. The change from the ordinary school to the fresh air school was frequently accompanied by an increased interest in both work and play. There was often a mental deficiency accompanying the physical defects, and with the methods used in the open air schools these defects were sometimes benefitted or removed. Among the children that would be improved by the open air school might be included a large number in the ordinary schools. The Effect of Malformation and Infection of the Oral Cavity of the Child upon Its Future Health.--Stephen Palmer, D. D.S., of Poughkeepsie, read this paper by invitation. He said that the fact that a man belonging to the dental...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858530
  • 9781236858535