GRINDING THE TEETH: is an indication of nervousness or indigestion. Where the trouble is due to indigestion the child is apt to cry out at night. Eating between meals will often cause this trouble. Worms are thought to be the most common cause by those who know nothing about feeding children. The remedy is apparent--correct the diet and all causes of nervousness

HERNIA (Rupture); sometimes develops in infants and children. Crying is often held responsible for this condition. I do not think crying ever produces hernia. Over-feeding with gas distension of the abdomen is probably the chief cause.

CARE OF THE PATIENT: stop the over-feeding. Give the child abdominal exercise. I advise that this be done by some one fully acquainted with corrective gymnastics.