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January 20, 1912

THE SIGNIFICANCE AND TREATMENT OF VOMITING IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN

Author Affiliations

Pediatrist to the Lebanon Hospital, Jewish Hospital, Jewish Maternity Hospital, Philadelphia, and to the Jewish Seaside Home, Ventnor, N. J. PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(3):180-183. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260010182010

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Abstract

In presenting my views on the significance and treatment of vomiting in infancy and childhood, I do not wish to be understood as regarding this condition as a distinct disease entity. On the contrary, my main purpose shall be to emphasize its importance as a symptom. It becomes necessary to study in detail the etiologic factors concerned, so that an intelligent therapy may be arranged. It follows, therefore, too, that each case must be individually considered. The causes of vomiting differ somewhat in infancy, i. e., under 2 years, from those occurring in early childhood (after 2 years), hence a more or less elastic subdivision may be formed as follows: 1. Vomiting of infancy. 2. Vomiting of early childhood,

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