April 1916


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Attending Pediatrist to the Lebanon Hospital NEW YORK

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1916;XVII(4):516-524. doi:10.1001/archinte.1916.00080100060006

A few years ago I had under observation at different times two girls aged 10 and 12 years, respectively, in whom I was struck by the marked contrast between the emaciated face with hollow cheeks and the good development of the rest of the body. These children were brought to the clinic for slight ailments and were not affected with any constitutional disease. I realized that I was dealing with a rare condition, but was at a loss to know where to search for a description of it in the literature. A paper recently published by Feer1 on "Lipodystrophia Progressiva" immediately cleared up the diagnosis. Unfortunately no detailed history, photographs or measurements were taken at the time, and the patients are no longer under observation

REPORT OF CASE  History.—Mrs. K., aged 32, Hebrew, has been married for ten years to her cousin. She had three brothers

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