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November 28, 1885

TEMPERATURE OF THE ABDOMINAL WALL IN ENTERITIS OF CHILDREN.

JAMA. 1885;V(22):603-604. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391210015006

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Abstract

Professor Moncorvo, of Rio de Janeiro, has recently communicated a very interesting note on this subject to the Academy of Medicine of Paris. It is now about three years since he commenced a series of investigations on this subject, and some of his conclusions were announced two years ago by one of his pupils. He had already applied Peter's method of thermometry of the chest to children, and his satisfactory results induced him to ascertain its value in affections of the abdominal organs—chiefly acute and chronic enteritis. Dr. Moncorvo has exceptional facilities for work of this kind in his capacity as Professor of Diseases of Children in the Rio de Janeiro Policlinic. He makes no statement as to the number of cases examined, but his reputation as an acute clinician precludes any doubt as to the thoroughness or accuracy of his observations.

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