Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine,  7 (1858–59), 242–47.

A Surgeon's Advice to Mothers: On the Rearing, Management, and Diseases of Children  [5/9]



Essay, Serial


Medical Treatment, Gender, Health, Nutrition, Physiology, Anatomy, Human Development, Pharmaceuticals

    Explains the beneficial effect of a warm bath on infants, notably its power to restore the 'natural warmth of infancy'. Emphasises the importance of cleanliness and warmth in the management of children, and the ill effects of medicines, strong light, and lack of water on the newly-born infant. Explains, in physiological terms, the symptoms and remedies for a variety of 'diseases of infancy and childhood', including 'milk fever'. Goes on to advise 'newly-confined' women and 'suckling parents' on treatments for afflictions of the breasts. Explains the origin of medical conditions associated with infants' teething in terms of a description of the formation of the teeth. Gives advice on the best treatment for teething.

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