The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease., by Thomas Bull, M.D.This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.netTitle: The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease.Author: Thomas Bull, M.D.Release Date: December 4, 2003 [EBook #10383]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE MATERNAL MANAGEMENT OF ***Produced by Albert R. Mann Library. 2003. Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History (HEARTH).Ithaca, NY: Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University. http://hearth.library.cornell.edu (Version January 2003).THEMATERNAL MANAGEMENTOFCHILDREN,IN HEALTH AND DISEASE.By Thomas Bull, M.D.Physician Accoucheur To The Finsbury MidwiferyInstitution, And Lecturer On Midwifery,And On The Diseases Of WomenAnd Children;Author Of "Hints To Mothers On TheManagement Of Their Health."1840.PREFACE.This little book has been written for the young and inexperienced mother. It is intended to furnish her with that informationwhich the experience and observation of some years convince the author, young mothers, almost without any exception,do not possess; and yet, from ignorance of which, the constitution of many an infant has received irretrievable injury, andlife itself but too ...

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Maternal
Management of Children, in Health and Disease.,
by Thomas Bull, M.D.
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at
no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the
terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.net
Title: The Maternal Management of Children, in
Health and Disease.
Author: Thomas Bull, M.D.
Release Date: December 4, 2003 [EBook #10383]
Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK THE MATERNAL MANAGEMENT OF ***
Produced by Albert R. Mann Library. 2003. Home
Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and
History (HEARTH). Ithaca, NY: Albert R. Mann
Library, Cornell University.
http://hearth.library.cornell.edu (Version January
2003).THE
MATERNAL MANAGEMENT
OF
CHILDREN,
IN HEALTH AND DISEASE.
By Thomas Bull, M.D.
Physician Accoucheur To The Finsbury Midwifery
Institution, And Lecturer On Midwifery,
And On The Diseases Of Women
And Children;Author Of "Hints To Mothers On The
Management Of Their Health."
1840.PREFACE.
This little book has been written for the young and
inexperienced mother. It is intended to furnish her
with that information which the experience and
observation of some years convince the author,
young mothers, almost without any exception, do
not possess; and yet, from ignorance of which, the
constitution of many an infant has received
irretrievable injury, and life itself but too frequently
fallen a sacrifice.
In the first chapters, devoted to the general
management of the child in health, the author has
endeavoured to teach the young mother, that the
prevention of disease is her province, not its cure;
that to this object all her best efforts must be
directed; and, moreover, that to tamper with
medicine, when disease has actually commenced,
is to hazard the life of her offspring.
In the fourth chapter it has been attempted to point
out, how the first symptoms of disease may be
early detected by the parent. The subject has been
felt to be a difficult one, and to give particular
directions quite out of the question; but it is hoped
that the suggestions thrown out will, in some
measure, answer the purpose intended. On the
advantage of an early and prompt application of
remedies in the diseases of childhood, generally so
active in their progress and severe in theircharacter, it is unnecessary to offer any
observation.
The latter part of the work, consisting of the
maternal management of disease, the author
regards as a subject of high and serious moment.
Small as is the attention which has been hitherto
paid to it, yet, in the diseases of infancy and
childhood, how invaluable is a careful and judicious
maternal superintendence to give effect to the
measures prescribed by the physician.
The author has endeavoured to arrange the
contents of the work in a manner which shall be
most easily understood and readily available; and
he now publishes it with the desire to supply, in
some degree, a deficiency in this important
department of knowledge.
Finsbury Place, June, 1840.
CONTENTS.Chapter I.
ON THE GENERAL MANAGEMENT OF INFANCY
AND CHILDHOOD.
Sect. - Page
I. On the Dietetics of Infancy - 2
1. Maternal Nursing - 3
Plan of Suckling - 3
Deficiency of Milk - 11
The injurious Effects to Mother and Infant of undue
and protracted
Suckling - 15
Mothers who ought never to suckle - 20
2. Wet-nurse Suckling - 27
Choice of a Wet-nurse - 28
Diet and Regimen of a Wet-nurse - 31
3. Artificial Feeding, (bringing up by hand) - 34The Kind of artificial Food before the sixth Month -
35
The Kind of artificial Food after the sixth Month to
the completion of first Dentition - 44
The Kind of artificial Food most suitable under the
different
Complaints to which Infants are liable - 48
II. Weaning - 51
The Time when - 51
The Mode - 52
The drying up of the Mother's Milk - 54
III. On the Dietetics of Childhood - 54
General Directions, and of animal Food - 55
Sugar - 60
Salt - 61
Fruits - 62
Water - 63
Wine, Beer, and Spirits - 63IV. Sleep - 66
During Infancy - 66
During Childhood - 69
V. Bathing and Cleanliness - 72
During Infancy - 72
During Childhood - 75
VI. Clothing - 78
During Infancy - 78
During Childhood - 81
VII. Air and Exercise - 83
In Infancy - 83
In Childhood - 89
Chap. II.ON THE USE AND ABUSE OF CERTAIN
REMEDIES.
I. Aperient Medicine - 97
Castor Oil - 99
Manna - 101
Magnesia and Rhubarb - 102
The Lavement - 105
The Aperient Liniment - 107
II. Calomel - 107
III. Opiates - 110
IV. Leeching - 113
V. Blisters and Poultices - 114
VI. Baths - 117