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Detection of Disease in the Child: Of the Gestures

The gestures of a healthy child are all easy and natural; but in sickness those deviations occur, which alone will often denote the nature of the disease.

Suppose an infant to have acquired the power to support itself, to hold its head erect; let sickness come, its head will droop immediately, and this power will . . . → Read More: Detection of Disease in the Child: Of the Gestures

Detection of Disease in the Child: Of the countenance

In health the countenance of a child is expressive of serenity in mind and body; but if the child be unwell, this expression will be changed, and in a manner which, to a certain extent, will indicate what part of the system is at fault.

The brows will be contracted, if there is pain, and . . . → Read More: Detection of Disease in the Child: Of the countenance

Detection of Disease in the Child: Signs of health

It is highly important that a mother should possess such information as will enable her to detect disease at its first appearance, and thus insure for her child timely medical assistance. This knowledge it will not be difficult for her to obtain. She has only to bear in mind what are the indications which constitute . . . → Read More: Detection of Disease in the Child: Signs of health