Short Talks with Young Mothers on the Management of Infants and Young Children

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1909 - 327 pages
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Page 18 - Spencer said a long time ago that to be a good animal is the first requisite to success in life, and to be a nation of good animals is the first condition of national prosperity.
Page 327 - Add two tablespoonsful of essence of pepsin and stir just enough to mix. Let it stand until firmly jellied, then beat with a fork until it is finely divided, and strain. Warm to the proper temperature and inject without dilution.
Page iii - MD, Clinical Professor of Diseases of Children in the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore.
Page 101 - DIET DURING ILLNESS The digestive capacity of every child is diminished during illness, the extent depending largely upon the age of the child and the severity of the disease. The younger the child, the greater the incapacity. This is fairly constant with all the ailments of childhood, including, of course, those which directly affect the gastro-enteric tract. Reduction in Food Strength. — In a moderately severe bronchitis, with a degree or two of fever, the digestive capacity is slightly diminished...
Page 115 - ... a fountain syringe, the bag of which should be held three or four feet above the patient's body. The child must lie on the back or left side, with legs well drawn up. The tip of the well-oiled catheter is passed into the rectum. When an introduction of two inches has been effected, allow the water to pass in slowly. The water will distend the parts and facilitate the further introduction of the tube. Press the folds of the buttocks together until the colon is filled. This in a child eighteen...
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Page 20 - The following may be laid down as nursing axioms : A diet similar to what the mother was accustomed to before the advent of motherhood should be taken. There should be one bowel evacuation daily. From three to four hours daily should be spent in the open air in exercise which does not fatigue. At least eight hours out of every twenty-four should be given to sleep.
Page 98 - Put 4 ounces of cold water and the powder contained in one of the Fairchild peptonizing tubes into a clean saucepan, and stir well; add a pint of cold fresh milk and heat with constant stirring to the boiling-point. The heat should be so applied that the milk will come to a boil in ten minutes. Let it...

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