Miscellany

1880 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
and while lying in its cradle with the face alone exposed it presented a perfectly healthy appearance ; the facial expression was lively, the eyes followed the movements of the by-standers, and all the senses were well developed. The body was strong and healthy. The shoulder and pelvic girdles, with all their muscles, were present as in the normal condition. The shoulders presented small prominences, formed by the union of the clavicles with the acromion processes, and covered by little
more » ... of fat. In place of the lower limbs there was on each side, over the region of the acetabulum, a projection of skin, which could be somewhat retracted by muscular action into the cushion of fat surrounding it. The movements of the body were extremely lively and powerful. The coccyx was well developed ; the child, placed on
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