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July 1915


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From the Department of Pediatrics, Washington University, and the St. Louis Children's Hospital; read before the St. Louis Pediatric Society, March 19, 1915.

Am J Dis Child. 1915;X(1):39-41. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1915.04110010042005

Catarrhal jaundice, or acute duodenitis with icterus, is a common disease in children between the ages of 3 and 6 years. It is, however, only infrequently met in children under 2 years of age, and is extremely rare during the first year of life. Holt,1 for example, states that he has never seen a case in a child under 2 years of age. Henoch,2 the "father of pediatrics," saw only two cases in children under 1 year in all his wide experience, one of these being 8 weeks, the other 5 months old. Flesch,3 writing from Bókay's clinic, classes catarrhal jaundice in infants under 1 year as among the greatest rarities, and in looking over the records of Bókay's "Stefanie Children's Hospital" for a period of ten years, found only one typical case (a baby 1 month old) among 160,000 admissions. Starck4 reports 65 cases of

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