Scrofulous, rachitic children with large heads, open fontanelles and sutures, much sweating about the head which must be kept warm by external covering. Distended abdomen, weak ankles, slow in learning to walk, slow teething, slow in everything. Their constitution suffer from deficient nutrition, not because food is lacking in quality or quantity, but from imperfect assimilation, over-sensitive physically and mentally.
In Borland D.M., Children’s Types group I-LETHARGIC.
The silicea terra children who have fined down slightly, he is still chilly, very much thinner, has not grown nearly as much as the PHOSPHORUS child, is very much paler, and has a fine textured skin. He has not the coarse curly hair normally associated with the Calcarea type but rather finer hair, without the reddish glint of the phosphorus, it is becoming rather sandy.
This child is becoming much more touchy, more difficult, he resents interference and is more inclined to retire into his shell. He is fairly bright mentally, very easily tired out physically, liable to sweat, particularly about the extremities or about the head and neck.
Often he has developed a dislike of or intolerance to milk, and the cervical glands may be enlarged.
This is the picture of the typical SILICEA CHILD.