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May 1931


Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(5):1259. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940110253019

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This book is a résumé of the therapeutics for diseases of children. It covers 400 conditions, beginning with abscesses and ending with zonia (herpes zoster). Only methods of treatment are given, and they are considered completely, but briefly. Perhaps many of the methods mentioned would not be approved in this country, but nothing is missed. This is best shown by an example. "Melena: 1. Keep the infant warm by warm wraps, flannel or a hot water bottle. 2. Do not force feedings. 3. Cool the milk by ice fragments. A coffee solution of 5: 100 may be added. These may be given by tube. 4. Give at hourly intervals a teaspoonful of perchloride of iron, 10 drops, and sugared water, 40 Gm. 5. Every fifteen minutes give a teaspoonful of ergotine, 0.5 Gm., simple syrup, 20 Gm., and distilled water, 50 Gm. 6. Give a teaspoonful of sugared water three

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