in gasps for some minutes till respira'i >n became normal. The eventually heart beats were 20 in the minute, and gradually as the respiration returned they rose to 120. The lips were livid, the eyes fixed and not sensitive to touch. The child passed urine and the fit shortly after wore off. I watched the child i" several such attacks?some lasting 15 to 20 and 2G minutes. Dr. Crombie and I gave strychnine, but without effect, so oil the following day we decided upon slitting up the foreskin, which we did, and no fit such as described has again returned. I would wish in this case to point out the crying of the child before the passing of the water, regularity of the return of fits every two hours, the time the bladder took to fill: and the passing of water before the fit wore off, and the immediate cessation of fits after the operatlieii it
%. |Pii|![oi| of |]0!i))ilal fpctiq. PECULIAR SYMPTOMS IN AN INFANT DUE TO CONTRACTED PREPUCE. By S. E.
Moses, l.r.c.p.e., l.f.p.s.g. An infant, two months old, weak and delicate, wlio was suffering from an attack of "Whooping Cough, was suddenly one night attacked by what was described as inward convulsions. I sought tlie aid of Dr. Crombie, and on enquiry found that the child generally cried before passing urine, and that the so-called fits came 011 every two hours or so. Our attention was drawn, therefore, to the urinary organs, and we found a
prepuce with a pin point opening. We were fortunate, for while we were examining the child, a fit came on. There was 110 convulsive twitchings nor spasms of any kind; 011 the contrary the child lay limp and lifeless; the respiration stopped, and we had to resort to artificial breathing for some time before the infant breathed, and