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Chronic H Y Drocephalits
Chronic H Y Drocephalits. Is A Name Given To Serous Effusions Into The Cavity Of The Skull, Wherever Situated. The Effusion May Be Acute Or Chronic. Acute Hydrocephalus Is Generally The Consequence Of Tubercular Inflammation Of The Meninges Of The Brain, And The Name Is Practically Synonymous With Tubercular Meningitis—a ...

Chronic Pulmonary Phthisis
Chronic Pulmonary Phthisis. The Two Principal Forms In Which Chronic Pulmonary Phthisis Usually Presents Itself In The Child Have Well-marked And Very Distinctive Char Acters. Chronic Catarrhal Or Pneumonic Phthisis, Which Begins As A Slowly Forming Consolidation Of One Lung, Or Succeeds To An Attack Of Acute Catar Rhal Pneumonia ...

Chronic Tubercular Phthisis
Chronic Tubercular Phthisis. In This Form Of The Disease The Illness Begins In A Very Gradual Manner, And The Special Symptoms Arising From The Lungs Are Preceded By Others Showing The Existence Of General Disorder Of Health. The Child Is Noticed To Be Languid And Listless. He Looks Pallid ; ...

Chronic Valvular Disease Of
Chronic Valvular Disease Of The Heart.' Lisease Of The Heart Is Very Common In Childhood ; And There Are Few Forms Of Valvular Lesion Found In The Adult Which May Not Be Also Met With In The Young Subject. The Signs And Symptoms To Which Such Faulty Conditions Give Rise ...

Cirrhosis Of The Liver
Cirrhosis Of The Liver. Of The Liver, Although Not One Of The More Common Diseases In The Child, Cannot Be Said To Be Very Rare. In Some Children, Even At A Very Early Age, There Appears To Be A Peculiar Tendency To The Formation And Proliferation Of Fibroid Tissue. Sometimes ...

Congenital Atelectasis
Congenital Atelectasis. This Variety Of Pulmonary Collapse Was First Described In The Year 1832 By Dr. Edward Jong, Who Gave It The Name Which It Still Retains. Congen Ital Atelectasis Rarely Occurs Except In Feeble Infants, Such As Have Been Born Prematurely, Or Are The Offspring Of Weakly Mothers, Or ...

Congenital Heart Disease
Congenital Heart Disease. Other Parts Of The Body The Heart Is Subject To Malformations From Arrest Of Development. These Vary In Importance According To The Period Of Intrauterine Life In Which They Occur ; But All, Since They Affect The Centre Of The Circulatory System, Materially Hamper The Distribution Of ...

Congestion Of The Brain
Congestion Of The Brain. Of The Brain Is A Term Which Is Often Used Very Loosely, And Is Probably Applied To Forms Of Illness. Writers Who Have Dealt With The Subject Of Disease In Early Life Differ Curiously In The Importance They Attach To The Subject Of Cerebral Hyperaemia, Some ...

Congestion Of The Liver
Congestion Of The Liver. Of The Liver, Although A Common Derangement In The Child, Is Yet Often Suspected When Not Actually Present. Many Symptoms Attrib Uted To A " Torpid," " Inactive," Or Congested Liver, And Treated With Gray Powder, Are Really Due To A Disordered State Of The Stomach ...

Constipation
Constipation. Of All Ages Are Subject To Constipation. Usually, It Is A Temporary Derangement, Which Quickly Subsides Under Suitable Treatment. In Other Cases It Amounts To A Positive Infirmity, And Is Exceedingly Obstinate And Difficult Of Cure. The Term Constipation Is A Relative One. In Itself, It Im Plies Injury ...

Conv Pdx
Conv-pdx. Cow-pox, Or Vaccinia, Is A Disease With Is Natural To The Milch Cow, But Never Occurs In The Human Subject Except As The Result Of Direct Vacci Nation. In The Cow It Appears On The Teats And Udder As Isolated Spots, Which At First Are Papular, But Afterwards Pass ...

Convulsions
Convulsions. Commotion In The Nervous System Which Goes By The Name Of Eclamp Sia, Or A Fit Of Convulsions, Is A Common Phenomenon In Infancy, And Is Sometimes Seen In Early Childhood. The Seizure Depends Upon An Ex Alted Excitability Of The Reflex Centres Seated In The Pops And Medulla ...

Croupous Pneumonia Or
Croupous Pneumonia. Or Lobar Pneumonia May Be Seen At Any Period Of Childhood, But In Infancy Is Comparatively Rare. Up To The End Of The Second Year Inflam Mation Of The Lung Usually Assumes The Catarrhal Form, And Even In The Third Year Pneumonia Is More Often Catarrhal Than Croupous. ...

Diarrhea
Diarrhea In Early Life Is A Subject Of The Utmost Importance, As To It A Large Proportion Of The Deaths Which Occur In Infancy Are To Be Ascribed. The Term Itself Is A Vague One. It Expresses Merely An Injurious Increase In The Alvine Dejections, Without Reference To Cause, And ...

Diphtheria
Diphtheria Is An Acute Contagious Disease Which, On Account Of Its Pre Valence, Its Gravity, Its Consequences, And The Frequency With Which It Is Met With In The Child, Takes A Prominent Place Amongst The Disorders Of Early Life. The Disease Induces Great Anaemia And Prostration, And Is Characterized Anatomically ...

Diseases Of The Genitourinary
Diseases Of The Genitourinary Organs, Account Of The Difficulty Of Collecting The Urine In Very Young Children, It Is Seldom Possible To Estimate The Average Quantity Passed In The Twenty Four Hours. It Is Not Always Easy To Obtain The Quantity Necessary For Ex Amination Of Its Chemical Characters. In ...

Diseases Of The Nervous
Diseases Of The Nervous System. The Diseases Of The Nervous System In Childhood Present Many Difficulties. In Early Life The Excitability Of The Reflex Centres Is Normally In Excess ; And Can Even Be Heightened By Causes Which Rapidly Modify The General Nutri Tion Of The Body. Consequently Slight Irritants ...

Diseases Of The Organs
Diseases Of The Organs Of Respiration. Affections Of The Lungs Constitute A Very Important Branch Of The Dis Eases Of Childhood. The Study Of These Complaints Must No Doubt Present Peculiar Difficulties, For Persons Who Are Fairly Conversant With The Ordinary Maladies Of Early Life Will Often Profess Their Inability ...

Diseases Of The Skin
Diseases Of The Skin. Childhood The Skin Shares The General Susceptibility Of The Whole Sys Tem, And Is Very Liable To Disease. At This Period Of Life The Surface Of The Body Is Delicate And Readily Irritated By The Presence Of Accumulated Dirt And Dried Secretion. Amongst The Poor, Neglect ...

Dysentery
Dysentery Must Not Be Confounded With The Acute Catarrh Of The Sigmoid Flexure And Rectum Which Is So Common In Children, And Also Gives Rise To Severe Tenesmus And Pain. The Affection, When It Runs Its Ordinary Course, Is Not, Strictly Speaking, A Diarrhoea. Faecal Matter Is Passed Rarely, And ...