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October 5, 1895

Some of the Physiologic Factors of the Neuroses of Childhood

JAMA. 1895;XXV(14):593. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430400037015

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This little book is a republication of a series of papers first published in the Archives of Pediatrics, and for the benefit of those of our readers who have not seen that publication we give the following general synopsis of the contents: Chapter i, normal Function of Nerve Cells; II, Physiologic Peculiarities of the Nervous System of Infancy from Childhood; III, Fever and Variable Temperatures of Childhood; iv, Heat Dissipating Mechanism; v, Autogenetic and Bacterial Toxins; VI, Venous Condition of the Blood; VII, Impoverished Condition of the Blood; VIII, Reflex Irritation, and ix, Excessive Nerve Activity.

The author uses the term, "neuroses of childhood," to cover all local and general nervous disorders which do not have any known pathologic lesions of the nervous system. It is thus seen that the title of the book is more comprehensive than its style and general make-up would seem to indicate. The papers contain

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