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October 1921

CALCIFICATION OF THE SKIN IN A CHILD

Author Affiliations

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School BOSTON
From the Medical and Pathological Services of the Children's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1921;22(4):412-416. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1921.04120040087008
Abstract

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —Stella R., the child of poor and very ignorant Polish parents, was born at full term and was normal at birth. She was nursed for eight months and was then given the family diet. She had an attack of diarrhea when 10 months old. She walked at 13 months. When about 22 months old, she was sick for a week with what was called influenza. About a month later she fell from a chair and soon after ceased to walk. She was admitted to the Children's Hospital in March, 1919, when a little more than 2 years old. The diagnosis at that time was postinfluenzal peripheral neuritis. Her general nutrition was fair and she was very slightly rachitic. There was a little eczema in both axillae and behind the ears. The tonsils were enlarged. The hemoglobin was 59 per cent. (Sahli); the white count 8,400, and

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