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November 1928

HEALING IN INFANTILE SCURVY AS SHOWN BY X-RAY

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK; BALTIMORE
From the Babies' Hospital and Department of Diseases of Children, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York.

Am J Dis Child. 1928;36(5):875-930. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920290003001
Abstract

Any advance in the knowledge of a disease as widely known as scurvy can be achieved only by first studying the results of the painstaking accumulation of facts made by a host of observers. By pyramiding the roentgenologic investigations of others and using this as a base line for further study, the task of amplifying the information concerning the osseous lesions in this disease has been made easier for us.

Although numerous contributions to the literature of infantile scurvy have appeared in recent years, and among them several which deal mainly with its roentgenologic manifestations, they have for the most part been concerned largely with some particular phase of the disease. Thus, Pelkan,1 Wimberger,2 Néchitch,3 and Baetjer4 have considered the problem of differential diagnosis in acute scurvy. Wimberger,5 Frank,6 and, more recently, Schwartz,7 have stressed the late manifestations and retrospective diagnosis. In his

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