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On the Use of a Constant
By F. Winckel
Bath for New-Born Children
Archives of Pediatrics 2(2):108, Feb. 1885
Translated and abstracted from
Rev. Mens. des Mal. de l'Enf. [Lyon Medical],
Permanent baths are indicated for children.
The author has had a bath specially constructed for this purpose, in which, with water at a temperature of 36 to 38 degrees C., even
very restless children have been kept for several days in succession, being removed occasionally for a few minutes while the
water was changed. He has found that they could both drink and sleep in the bath without apparent inconvenience.
Three cases are narrated in which the experiment was carried out, one in a delicate child affected with intertrigo,
another in an imperfectly developed twin, and another in a child who was profoundly asphyxiated when born, and was
affected with ascites and partial atelectasis of the right lung.
- For those who are extremely feeble, between twenty-eight and thirty-six weeks of age.
- With those who are in a state of profound asphyxia in consequence of hemorrhages during
accouchement, or from the cord after that event.
- In certain cutaneous afflictions, such as intertrigo, non-syphilitic pemphigus,
sclerema, in diseases of the spinal cord, and after operations.
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