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Cholera Infantum

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No one supposed that cholera infaatum is wüfully causcd by mothers or persons who have infauts in charge; yet in some places a large proportion of all children born die of that disease. That it results from causes which 'in preventable ara shown by seversí ir.cts: (1) Aniung the higher classes of peo pie the mortality is very niuch lesa than among the less intelligent and less provident. (2) Infants who are nourished only by mot'ner's mHk are almost wholly exempt fiom cholera infantum. (3) The disease is undoubtedly caused by changes ir. the infant's food or drink, due to bacteria, fungi, or some sort of micro-organisms. Diarrhoea. - What is true of cholera infantum is, in great part, true of diarrhoea. The great cause of infam mortality is largely due to ignorance and carelessness en the part of those who have the care of children. It ought to be known to every person v.-ho has the care of a cWld duriug the hottest á&y of July and August that a good light, clean, dry, warm Pannel over the entire abdomen is a very important article for every child who is In danger of any bowel trouble. The rapid evaporation of perspiration, and the consequent serious coldness of the abdomen, can be prevented by the flannel.


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Ann Arbor Register