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dc.contributor.authorTait, Haldane Philpen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:24:03Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:24:03Z
dc.date.issued1940
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/34163
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dc.description.abstractA brief historical survey of Infantile Diarrhoea has been given. The high mortality from this disease in the part has been shown to have fallen considerably in recent times. Reasons for this progressive fall have been discussed. A table, also reproduced graphically, has been shown to demonstrate the fall in mortality from Infantile Diarrhoea, in children under two years of age, for Scotland and Edinburgh 1871-1937 inclusive. Prophylaxis of the disease has been discussed. Better education of the doctors, nurses, mothers and mothers- to -be, has been urged. The aetiology of Infantile Diarrhoea has been considered in detail. No single factor has been found to account for every case. All cases fall into three groups: - (1) Enteral. Due to infection in the bowel. (2) Dietetic. Due to dietetic errors. (3) Parenteral. Due to infections outwith the. bowel. All the cases under consideration in this series have been found to fall into one or other of these three groups. The parenteral group has been found to be the largest. The commonest parenteral infections causing diarrhoea have been found to be upper respiratory infections, with or without otitis media. The bottle-fed infant is more liable to develop diarrhoea from any cause than is the breast-fed child. The commonest cause of diarrhoea in the breast-fed infant is upper respiratory infection, usually contracted from the mother. The Enteral group has been found to be the smallest, both in the breast -fed and artificially-fed infant. Cholera Infantum is now practically unknown. The pathology and morbid anatomy of Infantile Diarrhoea have been discussed. The symptoms and signs of all three groups of have been described. The onset may be sudden and acute, or gradual and mild. The difficulties in the diagnosis of aural conditions have been stressed. The treatment undertaken in the series under review, has been described in detail. The Raw Apple Diet was used in some 55 cases. It was not attempted in the breast-fed infants. Other methods of treatment have been outlined. 7 cases have been described, and 243 other cases have been described in classified form. The results of the clinical investigation, and of the treatment of these 250 cases have been discussed. Theories on the mode of action of the Apple Diet have been reviewed.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleObservations on infantile diarrhoea: with notes on treatmenten
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameMD Doctor of Medicineen


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