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September 26, 1931

Pathologie du nourrisson.

JAMA. 1931;97(13):954. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730130058041

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This handbook on the pathology of the new-born by Jean Cathala gives a simple clinical summary of the characteristic aspects of the pediatric problems concerning the new-born. There is a brief discussion of breast feeding, artificial feeding and the nutritional disturbances typical of each. It is noted that the chief cause of mortality in the new-born is infection, not digestive disorders. There is a brief discussion of infection in the new-born and it is observed that a diminution in immunity is the first indication of a dystrophic state. The important clinical aspects of tuberculosis and syphilis in the new-born are presented. It is observed that the constitution of the infant is a result of heredity, the influences to which it was exposed during pregnancy and during labor. Various types of constitution are briefly described: prematurity, congenital debility, dysergia, neuropathic diathesis, alimentary intolerance, exudative diathesis and constitutional hydrolability, as well as

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