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Progress in Pediatrics
February 1928

THE FATE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE IMMATURE AND OF THE PREMATURE CHILD: A CLINICAL STUDY Review of the Literature and Study of Cerebral Hemorrhage in the New-Born Infant

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA
The Corinna Borden Keen Research Fellowship Essay of the Jefferson Medical College. From the Children's Clinic of the University of Vienna, Prof. Clemens Pirquet, Chief.

Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(2):262-288. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920200094012
Abstract

Contents

PART I

Introduction

Significance of the Term "Immature Infant"

Immaturity and Number of Gravidity

Immaturity and Sex

Frequency of Immaturity

Etiology of Immaturity

Mortality of the Immature Infant

Immaturity and Cerebral Hemorrhage

General considerations

Classification

Predisposing causes

Exciting causes

Pathologic anatomy

Necropsy observations

Diagnosis of cerebral hemorrhage

Prophylaxis and treatment

Conclusions

PART II

Physical Development of the Immature Child

Standing height

Sitting height

Weight

Skull

Chest

Pelidisi

Conclusions

Mental Development

General considerations

Static functions

Speech

School

Mental and nervous disturbances

Development of Puberty

The Influence of Acute and Chronic

Diseases on the Development of the Immature Child

Congenital Malformations and Anomalies

Other Developmental Anomalies

Prophylaxis and Treatment

Summary and Conclusions

INTRODUCTION 

PART I  The purpose of the present study is twofold: (1) an investigation into the immediate and mediate causes of death of the immature infant and (2) a determination of its ultimate growth and development. The question as

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