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Testing For Electric Defects

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There is no absolute contraindication to careful esophagosco...


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Burns And Scalds

No matter what the nature and extent of the burn may be, the ...

Neck Stiff

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The Surgical Dissection Of The Axillary And Brachial Regions Displaying The Relative Order Of Their Contained Parts

All surgical regions have only artificial boundaries; and the...

Cold Affusions And Rubbing

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Renal Calculi Gravel In The Kidneys

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Rest In Sleep

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The Dissection Of The Oblique Or External And The Direct Or Internal Inguinal Herniae

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Don't Talk

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Symptoms Of Prolonged Foreign Body Sojourn In The Bronchus

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Children's Treatment

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Nostrils The

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Pimples On The Face

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Classification Of Cardiac Disturbances

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Children's Nerves

Source: Papers On Health

The nervous system of children is often damaged by
shock or fright, sometimes very seriously, so that paralysis or
hysterical affections come on.

Blindness, deafness, loss of speech, every possible loss of function
may follow a violent shock to a child's mind or bodily system. Care
must be taken to avoid this. The moment you see the child affected by
any strange sight or sound have, if possible, the child removed or the
affecting object put away, or have some one who can soothe the child
brought to calm its mind. This properly done, and done quickly, will
usually prevent any evil effects. If, however, these come on, treatment
can do a very great deal to remedy the ill. If fits come on, lay the
child flat on his back, with head slightly raised. Place a piece of
cork or wood between the teeth, fastened so as to prevent the
possibility of its being swallowed, and loosen all the clothes, until
the fit is over. Continue to soothe the mind, and instil happy thoughts
such as God gives every Christian the right to think, even in the worst
times of trial. Bring before the child's mind some cheery tales or
interesting objects. Allay all fears, and soothe all sorrows, as far as

If, however, the fits come on again, with blackening of the face, do
not treat harshly, but apply a cold towel along the spinal cord in the
morning in bed. This will soothe even unreasonable passion, and remove
stubbornness. Or if the fit is "on," put warmly to bed, and then apply
the cold towel. Medical aid, when available, should also be summoned.
If a faint comes on, that points to the need of a hot fomentation along
the spine instead of a cold towel. It is not difficult as a rule to
distinguish between the fit, with its frequent convulsive cramps and
blackening of the face, and the simple faint of exhaustion. In the
first the patient is all "strung up," and in the last the very

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