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Author Burnett, J. Compton (James Compton), 1840-1901.

Title Delicate, backward, puny, and stunted children : their developmental defects, and physical, mental and moral peculiarities considered as ailments amenable to treatment by medicines / by J. Compton Burnett, M.D
Published Philadelphia : Boericke & Tafel, 1896
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Description 1 online resource ( iv, 164pages)
Summary "In his daily work the practical physician meets with a number of abnormal states that are not readily classified: I refer more particularly to those abnormal conditions of children that I have attempted to indicate in the long title of this little treatise. We say of certain children that they are delicate, backward, peculiar, odd, stunted, puny, and the like, without being able exactly to state what disease they are suffering from. The development of a given child receives a shock from a fall or fright; or its further growth is arrested by some acute disease, such as measles or influenza; or a child is glum, taciturn, excitable, or what not, and yet people hardly know what is wrong or how to set about putting the wrong right. Again, some children do not see, hear, or speak properly; or they are unclean in their habits, wet their clothes or their beds, and cannot be taught nice, sweet ways like their fellows. This little work is intended to show that such abnormalities depend upon physical conditions that can be put right by properly chosen remedies, and in no other way so well"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
"I regard mental backwardnesses as of physical cause and origin, and I say that the first step to be taken is to alter this physical cause of the abnormality. I advocate a treatment method that include gymnastic, climatic, hygienic, and dietetic advantages, together with special methods of instruction. My treatment differs in the use of specific homeopathic, organopathic, and various other constitutional remedies systematically administered, so as to rectify the wrong underlying the backwardness, to cure the diseased organs or parts, to rouse them medically from torpidity, or to cure the diseases of the individual as in entirety, or to get rid of the perverted or other morbid conditions due to hereditary diseases and taints, or to shocks, falls, blows, fits, or other previously overcome accidents and diseases"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Notes Homeopathic
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Subject Children -- Diseases -- Homeopathic treatment.
Form Electronic book