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November 10, 1900

THE TREATMENT OF THE COMMONER NEUROSES OF CHILDHOOD.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(19):1219-1220. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460450035007
Abstract

Kauffmann1 points out that inasmuch as disorders of digestion and faulty diet are often causative factors in the development during childhood of chorea, enuresis, migraine, tetany, bad dreams, nightmare and epilepsy, correction of dietetic errors is one of the main points of treatment. In the majority of cases in which the feeding is at fault it is advisable to cut down the amount of meat. Meat once a day will nearly always be sufficient, and that should be at dinner in the middle of the day while there are still some hours of muscular activity before the child. It is seldom necessary or advisable to remove meat altogether from the dietary. So long as the meat is good, there is not much difference between beef, mutton, rabbit, fowl, game, etc., but fish may with advantage be substituted for meat. Light puddings and green vegetables may be given, and potatoes

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