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Case Reports
June 1942


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From the City Memorial Hospital, Winston-Salem, N. C.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(6):1132-1135. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010060116009

After the report by Martin1 of a case of multiple cystic tuberculosis of the bones, a similar condition was diagnosed at autopsy in this hospital.

REPORT OF A CASE  S. McK., an 11 month old Negro boy, was brought to the hospital Sept. 5, 1939 with the complaint that he did not gain any weight.The present illness had begun three months before, when the baby became irritable, failed to gain weight and appeared weak. The loss of weight had been progressive, and the irritability had increased. The child was normal at delivery and during his first eight months. He had been fed dairy milk during the day and breast fed at night. Orange juice and cod liver oil were not given until one week before his admission to the hospital. The physical examination revealed a very emaciated, irritable child, with the appearance of a little old man; the

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