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Pseudo Hypertrophic Paralysis
Pseudo-hypertrophic Paralysis. Singular Form Of Paralysis, In Which Extreme Feebleness Of The Muscles Is Combined With An Appearance Of Extraordinary Development And Vigour, Was First Studied And Described By Duchenne, Of Boulogne. Almost At The Same Time, However, Dr. Edward Meryon, In England, Had Published Some Interesting Particulars Of Four ...

Pulmonary Phthisis
Pulmonary Phthisis. Phthisis Is A Common Disease In The Child. The Term Signifies Ulceration Of The Pulmonary Tissue. The Affection Is Therefore Perfectly Distinct From Acute Tuberculosis. The Latter Is A General Disease In Which The Lungs, If They Are Involved At All, Are Affected In Common With Most Other ...

Quinsy
Quinsy. Inflammation Of The Tonsils, Or Quinsy, Is A Frequent Complaint Of Later Childhood, But Is Comparatively Rarely Met With During The First Few Years Of Life. One Of The Peculiarities Of The Affection Is Its Disposition To Recur. A First Attack Leaves Behind It A Tendency To A Second, ...

Retro Piiaryngeal Abscess
Retro-piiaryngeal Abscess' Of Matter Occasionally Form In The Loose Cellular Tissue At The Back Of The Pharynx. The Disease Is Of Importance, As The Abscess, By Its Situation, Interferes Seriously With The Functions Of Respiration And Deg Lutition, And Gives Rise To Symptoms Which, Unless Referred To Their True -origin, ...

Rickets
Rickets. Or All The Chronic Diseases To Which Young Children Are Liable, None Sur Passes In Interest And Importance The One Now To Be Considered. The Fre Quency With Which Rickets Occurs, The Variety Of Tissues It Affects, The Influ Ence It Exercises Upon The Course And Termination Of Intercurrent ...

Roseola
Roseola. Roseola, Or The Rose Rash, Is A Form Of Erythema Which Is Often Seen In Early Life, And Although A Very Trifling Complaint, Is Yet On Account Of The Resemblance It Bears To Measles Of Some Clinical Importance. The Rash Is Especially Common In The Spring And The Autumn, ...

Scabies
Scabies. The Symptoms To Which The Acarus Scabiei Gives Rise Are Due To The Irrita Tion Produced By The Insect As It Burrows In The Skin. The Female Acarus Works Its Way Into The Epidermis And Forms A Narrow Tunnel Called " Cuni Culus." The Intense Itching Thus Occasioned Forces ...

Scarlet Fever
Scarlet Fever. Fever (or Scarlatina) Is, Like Measles, One Of The Commoner In Fectious Fevers Of Childhood. It Usually Occurs In Epidemics Which Vary Greatly In Severity. One Attack, In The Large Majority Of Cases, Protects Against A Second, For It Is A Disease Which Very Rarely Occurs Twice In ...

Scrofula
Scrofula. Scrofulous Diathesis Is One Of The Most Common Of The Morbid Types Of Constitution Which We Meet With In The Child. It Is Found In All Ranks Of Life, And In Almost All Parts Of The World. It Is, However, Especially Fre Quent In The Temperate Zones, Being Far ...

Scurvy
Scurvy Is A Disease Which Is Now Rarely Seen In Its Most Pronounced Form Even In The Adult, Unless Under Circumstances Of Exceptional Hardship And Privation. As One Of The Diseases To Which Young Children Are Liable It Has Been, Until Recent Times, Completely Ignored. Lately, However, Owing To The ...

Small Pdx
Small-pdx, To The Beneficent Discovery Of Edward Jenner The Full Terrors Of Small-pox As It Used To Prevail Can Now Hardly Be Realized. In Unvacci Nated Persons, And Those Upon Whom The Operation Has Been Performed Im Perfectly, The Disease May Still Rage With All Its Natural Violence, But In ...

Spasmodic Spinal Paralysis
Spasmodic Spinal Paralysis. Spinal Paralysis, Sometimes Called Spastic Paraplegia, Appears From The Researches Of Charcot And Of Erb To Be Due To A Sclerosis Of The Lateral Columns Of The Cord. The Disease, Which Consists In A Gradually Advancing Weakness Or Paralysis Of The Limbs—generally The Legs—is Some Times Seen ...

Spontaneous Gangrene
Spontaneous Gangrene. The Non-infectious General Diseases May Be Included The Curious Condition In Which Apparently Spontaneous Gangrene Becomes Developed In Various Parts Of The Body. The Lesions Are Often Symmetrical, But Are Not So In Every Case. Sometimes The Lower Limbs Are The Parts Affected ; But Portions Of The ...

Stridulous Laryngitis
Stridulous Laryngitis. Stridulous Laryngitis (false Croup, Catarrhal Croup, Spasmodic Laryngitis) Is A Common Affection In Early Life. For A Long Time It Was Confounded With Diphtheritic Laryngitis, And No Doubt A Sharp Attack Of Laryngeal Ca Tarrh With Spasm Produces Sufficiently Serious Symptoms. The Disease, However, Is Rarely Fatal. Causation.—stridulous ...

Suppuration About The Larynx
Suppuration About The Larynx. Formation Of An Abscess In Connection With The Larynx Is Not A Com Mon Complaint At Any Period Of Life. But The Disease, When Present In The Child, Causes So Much_ Interference With Respiration, And Produces Symptoms Which Bear So Close A Resemblance To Those Of ...

Tetanus Or
Tetanus Or Lock-jaw, As It Attacks New-born Children, Is A Disease Of Which In England We Know Little By Actual Experience. A Few Cases Are, However, Seen From Time To Time, And It Is Not Unlikely That But For The Tender Age Of The Infant Attacked, And The Rapidity With ...

The Derangements Of Teething
The Derangements Of Teething. Period Of Active Development Of The Milk Teeth Is Always A Time Of Trial For The Young Child. Many An Infant Seems Healthy And Sturdy Up To This Point ; But When The Time Of Teething Arrives His Nutrition Falters And He Begins To Fail. On ...

Thrush
Thrush. Is A Parasitic Disorder, And Is Due To A Fungus Which Attaches It Self To The Mucous Membrane Of The Mouth And Gullet. The Complaint Is Of Importance, Not So Much In Itself, For When It Appears In A Healthy Child The Vegetation Is Readily Dispersed, As On Account ...

Tine Favosa
Tine& Favosa. Tinea Favosa, Or Favus, Is Much Less Common In England Than The Pre Ceding. Like It It Is A Contagious Disease, And Is Most Frequently Seen In Scrofulous Or Neglected And Badly-fed Children. It Is Said To Be Common In Some Countries In Mice And Rats, And Instances ...

Tinea Tonsurans
Tinea Tonsurans. Tinea Tonsurans Is Peculiarly A Disease Of Early Life. This Affection Is Practically Confined To Children, And In The Form Of Ringworm Of The Scalp Is One Of The Most Obstinate And Contagious Of Complaints. The Disease Is Due To The Presence Of A Fungus—the Tricophyton Tonsurans—which Grows ...

Tonic Contraction Of The
Tonic Contraction Of The Extremities. Contraction Of The Extremities, Or Tetany, Is Sometimes Met With In Young Children, Most Commonly In The Subjects Of Reflex Convulsions Or Laryngismus Stridulus. The Contraction Occupies The Muscles Of The Limbs, Especially Those Of The Hands And Feet, And May Be Continuous, Remittent, Or ...

True Sclerema
True Sclerema. True Sclerema (induration Of The Cutaneous Cellular Tissue) Is Confined To New-born Infants. This Lesion Is Not To Be Confounded With The Sclero Derma Which Attacks Older Children And Adults. It Occurs Only, According To Parrot, In Feeble Infants And Those Wasted By Bad Feeding And Unwhole Some ...