Image from page 154 of “Pediatrics.” (1897)

Image from page 154 of “Pediatrics.” (1897)
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Identifier: pediatrics3189unse
Title: Pediatrics.
Year: 1897 (1890s)
Subjects: Pediatrics Children Infants Pediatrics Disease Disease
Publisher: New York : Van Publishing
Contributing Library: Columbia University Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

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148 PEDIATRICS. Highly sensitive as the clitoris is—being practically avenous plexus most richly supplied with nerves (at least threetimes more than its analog, the penis), it is not at all surprisingto find its anomalies as the bottom of neuroses. I refer nowto the lesser anomaly of preputial adhesion. The greateranomalies, such as are represented in the plate, are only excep-tionally met with. Here the clitoris resembles distinctivelya penis, and yet the case is of a girl of twelve months withotherwise normally developed sexual organs. The querysuggests itself if in this instance the hypertrophy of theclitoris is not the sequel of masturbation, itself the outcomeof instability from preputial adhesions. Whether so or notthe point I wish to impress is the desirability of paying atleast as much attention to the clitoris in infancy as it is thecustom to give the penis. M TWO CASES OF CONGENITAL MALFORMATION OF THE HEART. By George Carpenter, M.D.,London. Congenital Malformation of the

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