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May 23, 1885

LETTER FROM LONDON.

JAMA. 1885;IV(21):585-586. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390960025011

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Abstract

(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)

Sir William Jenner's Illness— Headaches among School Children—Suburban Cemeteries—Sporadic Cretinism— Lectures at the Royal Institution— Mr. Lennox Browne's New Book.

Sir William Jenner has been seriously ill from an attack of bronchitis which is attended by some alarming complications. Dr. Russell Reynolds and Sir William Gull have been in frequent attendance on Sir William, who is now going on as favorably as could be expected, but his condition excites much anxiety.

Dr. Crichton Browne states that headaches are increasing among children in this country attending schools where methodical and effective ventilation are carried out, and that such headaches can be traced only to the incidence of intellectual work upon brains of low educability, or badly nourished, and so easily fatigued and exhausted. Headaches in children used to be rare, and were regarded as always importing organic disease of the brain, but they are now of daily

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