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EMESIS VOMITING

"Emesis Vomiting " (details from "Wunder des jl. Franz Xaver or Miracles by Francisco Xavier") (see related A), 1617 Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) Kunshistorishes Museum, Vienna, Austria

Note the pallor of the infant who may have "whooping cough" or a severe gastritis - the infant appears to be cyanotic and/or in vascular collapse, which also may be due to loss of electrolytes - the possibility of diarrhea as the cause of loss of fluids and electrolytes is less likely since the infant does not appear to be dehydrated. In any case, in those times, infant mortality stood at near 50% - the miracle, since then has been the triumph of public health measures that reduced this mortality by nearly 1000 times.

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