Tuesday, September 6, 2016


This comes from Ayers' Everyman His Own Doctor ©1879

It frequently happens that the tongue of an infant is so tied down and restrained in its actions, that sucking is rendered extremely difficult, and attended with a peculiar "clucking" noise in the fauces. When this is occasioned by the proper fraenum extending too near the extremity of the tongue, nothing can with propriety be done towards remedying the evil; but when the part which ties down the tongue is not the proper fraenum, but a thin transparent member extending from it to near the tip of the tongue, it may be immediately divided with a pair of blunt pointed scissors.

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