Thursday, December 11, 2003

Head injuries in nursery rhymes: evidence of a dangerous subtext in children's literature

eCMAJ -- Giles and Shea 169 (12): 1294: "Although nursery rhymes are considered an integral part of childhood, the medical events experienced by their characters have never been documented. Several popular nursery rhymes portray head injuries as inevitable events that do not require medical follow-up." Nursery Rhymes discussed include Jack & Jill, Humpty Dumpty, The old man who whent to bed, and a new medically sound rhyme. -- A Funny Read!

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