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A Synopsis of Children's Diseases

1st Edition - January 1, 1954

Author: John Rendle-Short

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 1 - 9 5 6 4 - 3

A Synopsis of Children's Diseases is a reference of common, rare, or very rare diseases in children. The book describes the characteristics of a healthy child including the… Read more

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A Synopsis of Children's Diseases is a reference of common, rare, or very rare diseases in children. The book describes the characteristics of a healthy child including the requirements for his management and proper nutrition. Examination of the child through routine physical examination or certain special examinations, such as blood tests, marrow smear, cerebrospinal fluid tests, or urine test will indicate if the child is sick. The text describes diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases (measles, mumps), of nutrition (marasmus syndrome, infantile scurvy), of the respiratory system (tonsils, sinuses), and the alimentary system (diarrhea, intestinal obstruction). The book also describes diseases affecting the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, psychological disorders, the genitor-urinary system, the blood, and the lymph nodes. Inborn errors of metabolism include Gaucher's disease, cerebromacular degeneration, generalized xanthomatosis, diabetes mellitus, and Von Gierke's disease. The text discusses allergies, venereal disease, and accidents that can occur in childhood such as burns, scalds, lead or iron poisoning. This book is suitable for pediatricians, general practitioners, medical students, and parents who are interested in obtaining information about childhood diseases.