The Psychological Clinic Volume 8

The Psychological Clinic Volume 8

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...admits that the illegitimates suffer from congenital debility--undoubtedly due in part to syphilis infection--and are thus more predisposed to morbidity, inanition, atrophy, and gastrointestinal disorders which lead to death later. Moreover, it is to be remembered that there are thousands of abortions of illegitimates that never become a matter of record. It is probably true that most congenitally syphilitic children are healthy at birth and do not show the symptoms until between the first and sixth week. Nevertheless, it is more difficult to cure infantile than adult syphilis and more difficult to cure the congenital than the acquired type. Indeed, debilitated children, whatever the cause of the debility, offer little hope for progressive amelioration. Thus the death reductions in New York City during the last thirty years amounted to 70 per cent for contagious diseases, 38 per cent for respiratory diseases, 37 per cent for diarrhea cases, but only 4 per cent for congenital debility cases. The susceptibility of syphilitic children to the following diseases is said to be greater than for non-syphilitic children by the ratios indicated: --Typhoid nearly 2 times Scarlet Fever "3" Measles "3J" Diphtheria "7" Thirty per cent of the cases with tubercular hip disease; 40 per cent of the cases with gastroenteritis, and 60 per cent of the cases with tubercular meningitis, are congenital syphilitics (Prince Morrow). Congenital syphilis lessens both the constitutional and local resistance and leaves many, if not most, of the surviving children delicate, thin, poorly nourished, suffering from bone disorders and malformations, and with delayed development of dentition, speech, walking, physical growth, and puberty. more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753046
  • 9781236753045