The Practitioner Volume 46-47

The Practitioner Volume 46-47

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...of this precaution. (2.) Prolzmgal use of Aa'tz: /icially-digcstccl Foods.---Another error, now growing common, has arisen from the discovery of the value of predigested foods--I refer to the practice of main t-aining children on peptonised or pancreatised foods for too long a time. These preparations do excellent service in the case of children just weaned, or with small power of digesting cows' milk. If however, these predigested foods are continued for months nutrition falls off; the child becomes flabby, soft in bone, and in the end strikingly anaemic. Moreover, the power of digesting curd is seriously impaired, so that there is often great diflieulty in changing afterwards to ordinary milk foods. I have now under care three children, of from ten to fourteen months, brought up entirely upon pancreatised food. In condition they bear a singular resemblance to each other. They are all full-sized, plump, but soft and white, and show signs of commencing rickets. One has profuse sweatings, and has bad repeated convulsions during teething.' In all the anaemia is marked. In all the improvement on raw meat juice and fresh milk has been immediate and decided. And further, I have noted three cases of scurvy arising on a sole diet of peptonised condensed milk. This diet should be gradually replaced by ordinary milk. The Treatment of Infantile D1Ia1"rha: a.--There is a belief current amongst mothers and nurses, and held also by many medical practitioners, that a moderate amount of diarrhoaa is rather beneficial to a child than otherwise, especially during the time of teething. It appears to be regarded as a means of discharge for various undefined and "peccant humours " of evil tendency, escaping, as by an open...show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 658g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802225
  • 9781236802224