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Image from page 139 of “Nervous children, prevention and management” (1916)

Image from page 139 of “Nervous children, prevention and management” (1916)
Pain Management
Identifier: 39002086108645.med.yale.edu
Title: Nervous children, prevention and management
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Tucker, Beverley R.(Beverley Randolph),1874-1945
Subjects: Children Nervous system Nervous System Diseases
Publisher: Boston, R. G. Badger [etc., etc.]
Contributing Library: Yale University, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Open Knowledge Commons and Yale University, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library

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b.— INFANTILE PARALYSIS ( SAME CASE AS a) . NOTE THE SUPPORT GIVEN BY RESTING THE FEET ON A STOOL AND TYING A TOWEL LOOSELY AROUND THE KNEES.

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a.—INFANTILE PARALYSIS OF LOWER EXTREMITIES. NOTE THE WEIGHT OF THE LEGS DRAGGING ON THE KNEES, AND THE FOOT ON THE ANKLE. CERTAIN NERVOUS DISEASES 123 sporadic instances; still these are rare, and childrenare not usually liable to the condition unless anepidemic is present. The onset of infantile paralysis is not always asdescribed above, and the condition may occur dur-ing the course of any of the ordinary diseases ofchildhood, or the onset may resemble various otherdiseases. When other cases are in the community,all sick children, whatever the nature of their mal-ady, should be tested for weakness in their ex-tremities. The condition is usually preceded byvague pains, headache, hypersensitiveness and fret-fulness. When paralysis occurs it is at times over-looked because the patient is sick in bed, so duringan epidemic it is well to see that any sick childcan move its extremities. In the early part of thedisease, symptoms of meningitis are, at times, pres-ent. After the acute stag

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