The Mother's Medical Guide in Children's Diseases

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T.R. Marvin, 1845 - Child care - 314 pages

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Page 256 - I am afraid my uncle will think himself justified by them on this occasion, when he asserts, that it is one of the most difficult things in the world to put a woman right, when she sets out wrong.
Page 240 - This disease is attended with an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the intestines, accompanied with frequent stools.
Page 9 - ... maimed, or disabled for life — who is responsible for the injury inflicted? How many are thus killed every year in our country and in this State by such empiricks, can never be known. I take it for granted, however, that every half-educated young physician, who succeeds at last in getting a reputable share of practice, must have rid the world, rather prematurely, of some dozen or twenty individuals at the least, in order to qualify himself for his profession.
Page 309 - Every peafant knows, if frozen meat, fruits, or roots of any kind, be brought near the fire, or put into warm water, they will be...
Page 134 - Sir, this is a novel idea. At the time when these measures were before Congress in 1850, when the questions involved in them were discussed from day to day, from week to week, and from month to month...
Page 87 - In time the cuftom becomes neceflary, and generally ends in a total relaxation of the bowels, indigeftion, lofs of appetite, wafting of the ftrength, and death. When the body cannot be kept open without medicine, we would recommend gentle dofes of rhubarb to be taken twice or thrice a-week. This is not near fo...
Page 136 - ... such as is denounced by Cheyne. Dr. Dewees' own opinion is very much in accordance with that of his legitimate successors in Philadelphia in the present day. " During the continuance of this disease, we strictly forbid animal food or juices under any form. If the child be at the breast, let it be confined to it, if the mother has a sufficient supply ; if she has not, let it be in part supported by reduced milk and a little sugar.
Page 163 - ... disease arises insensibly without any antecedent acute stage. The head sometimes attains an immense magnitude — the sutures being separated, the fontanelles transparent and full, with a distinct fluctuation perceptible on pressure, while the face retains its natural size, and gives to the physiogomy a very peculiar expression. In a few instances, instead of general enlargement of the head, a fluctuating tumor may be felt near the occiput. This is surrounded by the investments of the brain,...
Page 116 - He should not look at a candle, the tire, or any luminous object ; and ought to avoid all smoke, as the fumes of tobacco, or any thing that may cause coughing, sneezing, or vomiting. He should be kept quiet, avoiding all violent efforts, either of the body or mind, and encouraging sleep as much as possible.
Page 294 - ... the person's being much in cool air; the frequent use of cold bathing; the use of exercise, adapted to the strength and habits of the person, and perhaps the use of astringent and tonic medicines.

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