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Abstract

Children have a common disease which spreads as variable red spots, and the skin itself is often reddened unless conquered by our art. Therefore, if the papules advance slowly and there is no fever, and the child has significant bad humour, remove the faeces from the bowel with enema or suppository. Give cardiac waters like devil’s-bit, wood sorrel, scabious, lemons and bitter quince, which extrude the poison from the heart into the skin. The child should be kept in warm air, wrapped in many coverings, sheltered from all draughts, so that sweat and spots are expelled together: and let his aliment be frequent jellies, the juices pressed from meat, lettuce cooked in milk or butter, sorrel and bugloss. And give for drink pale lemon juice with sugar, prepare tisanes of lentils, figs and liquorice, seeds of fennel and lemon, which excite much sweat: and these can be cooked with figs and raisins. And if, before the spots appear, there is much diurnal fever, an unequal burden, it is because the poison is not exuded from the skin: remove the matter by opening a vein, but first give an enema.

Keywords

Public Health Internal Medicine Poor Prognosis General Practice Family Medicine 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg 1988

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  • François Du Port

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