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Case Reports
November 1934

SITUS INVERSUS IN A DWARF

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Pediatrics, Northwestern University.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(5):1080-1083. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960180134009
Abstract

There are two points of especial interest in this report. First, this type of dwarfism is rare. Second, the associated situs inversus is of interest when considered in relation to the experimental work on twins in lower animals. I found no report of a like case in the literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  A. V. was first seen at the pediatric clinic of the Northwestern University Medical School in March 1932. He was 9 years old, but his size was that of a 3 year old child. He was small in all dimensions but symmetrically proportioned, a true miniature.At birth, which was a normal full-term, vertex delivery, he weighed 6 pounds (2,721.5 Gm.). His first year of life was one of uneventful progress on breast feeding and the usual accessory foods started at the proper time. His only illness was measles at 3 years of age. It was the

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