Book Reviews
February 1945

Sobre distrofias en el lactante.

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By Calixto Torres Umana. Price not given. Pp. 287, with 8 colored plates. Bogota, Colombia: Libreria Siglo XX, 1944.

Am J Dis Child. 1945;69(2):135. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020140067023

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This is a textbook written in Spanish on digestive and metabolic disturbances in children. The various diseases are considered in detail, and the treatment used in Colombia is described. It is an interesting book. Rickets is rare in the high altitude of Colombia, but a photograph is shown of a patient with severe rickets encountered by the author. An excellent bibliography is appended.

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