This is a species of jaundice which affects many children at or soon after birth; and which usually continues for some days.

The effects produced are languor, a yellow tinge of the skin, bilious urine, and a tendency to sleep, which is sometimes fatal, when it prevents the child from sucking.

Generally the mother's milk, with warm bathing, are sufficient to effect a cure; where they are not so, a small dose of Castor Oil, repeated every two or three days, will generally suffice.