Medicine: Hydrocephalus

Last winter, after twelve barren years, frail Mrs. Howard Albert Jackson of Manhattan bore her proud husband a baby girl. For two months the joyous Jacksons showed off little Alice to their admiring friends. Then suddenly they noticed that her head was swelling like a little balloon. The tender fontanel at the top of her head was tense and bulging, and thick blue veins stood out like cords underneath her downy hair. The doctor shook his head, told them that the baby had hydrocephalus (water on the brain) and, like 2,000 other hydrocephalic children...

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