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May 21, 1955


JAMA. 1955;158(3):238. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960030088041

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In this book a great variety of aspects of kwashiorkor are discussed, including its history, the development of medical thought in the field, and many factors of public health significance. About half of the book is devoted to the medical aspects of kwashiorkor—the natural history of the disease, its clinical manifestations, pathological and biochemical characteristics, differential diagnosis, and treatment. This section contains excellent photographs and photomicrographs. The book is readable, authoritative, well indexed, and supported by an extensive bibliography.

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