Excerpt from Nursing in Diseases of Children Pediatrics, less than the rest of scientific medicine, has been making tremendous strides within the last few decades and the education of trained nurses has been keeping pace with this progress. In my lectures to nurses on pediatrics during the last twenty years or so I have often felt the want of a textbook for nurses and I, therefore, welcomed the request of the publishers of this volume that I should prepare such a book. I only wish that they would have permitted me a little more time in its writing and I shall have to beg the indulgence of my readers for the shortcomings it may possess. This being a textbook for nurses and t for the medical student, I have, so far as possible, omitted all reference to points of diagsis and of treatment, both duties solely of the physician. In its place I have endeavored to write concerning things which the nurse will require in her work and to develop in her the powers of observation. In trying to explain some of the disturbances in the health of the child I have been confronted with diametrically opposite theories. I have, therefore, adopted those which seemed to me to be most reasonable rather than to confuse the mind of the reader by giving too much. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.