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December 1927


Am J Dis Child. 1927;34(6):1100. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130240179021

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Baar, who is an assistant in Monti's clinic in Vienna, presents in this brief monograph, a complete discussion of the literature of the nutritional anemias of young children, with some clinical observations and experimental studies of his own. The first few pages are given to a discussion of anemia from iron starvation, with an attempt to clear up some confusion of terms in the literature. Baar would have the condition known as "Pseudochlorosis Infantum," and limit the term strictly to those anemias of a chlorotic type which are curable by the administration of iron alone.

He then gives a good deal of space to the so-called "goat's milk anemia," which has received much attention on the continent in recent years, and discusses the various theories of a special toxic action of goat's milk, most of which ascribe the "toxic" action to peculiarities in the fat portion. Baar raises the question

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