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Chapter 3: Fever

BABY HAS FEVER I’ll never forget one late night phone call. Barely able to contain herself, Mrs. X blurted out that Anthony’s rectal temperature was 99! Perplexed, I asked what Anthony, six years old, was doing while we were on … Continue reading

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Chapert 4: Ear Infections

CONFUSION ABOUT EAR INFECTIONS Pediatricians spend more time in the diagnosis and treatment of ear infections than almost all other ailments combined. Since the middle ear can’t be seen without instruments, the possibility of an ear infection lurks in the … Continue reading

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Chapter 7: Outdoors

PLEASE DOCTOR, WHEN CAN I GO OUTSIDE? My mother was convinced that, at the first sign of illness, I was to be sent immediately to my bed. Except for trips to the bathroom, I was not allowed to wander out … Continue reading

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