Part I. Medical perceptions. 1. Humid humours: children's bodies and diseases ; 2. 'Cur'd in a different manner': children's physic -- Part II. The family's perspective. 3. 'With great care and pains': tending the sick child ; 4. 'Wrackt Betwixt hopes and fears': parents emotions -- Part III. The child's experience. 5. 'Very much eased': being a patient ; 6. 'Ill in my body, but well in God': suffering sickness -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index.