The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 1 (April 1, 1937)
Health Notes. — Safeguard the Children's Health
Safeguard the Children's Health.
Although this is not usually the time of the year when special emphasis is laid on the fact that children must be safeguarded against colds, the changeability of the weather now being experienced is sufficient reason for this aspect of the children's health to be taken into consideration.
The common cold is anything but a trifling ailment and must be considered. An immense amount of ill-health in later life can be traced directly to neglected colds in childhood. The delicate lining membrane of the nose becomes inflamed and infected by germs, and once this condition occurs, other colds and complications are likely to follow. Ear troubles frequently result owing to the spread of infection from the nose passages to the middle ear. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are also encouraged.