July 1952

La obesidad en la infancia.

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By Perlina Winocur. Price, not given. Pp. 59, with 7 tables and 7 graphs. El Ateneo, Córdoba 2099, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1950.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;84(1):140. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02050010156023

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The author classifies obesity in children into two large groups: (a) simple obesity, due to constitution or alimentation (exogenous), and (b) obesity accompanied with other disorders, such as pituitary, genital, suprarenal, and thyroid deficiency. These phases are discussed in detail by means of case histories, tables, and graphs. Various forms of treatment are analyzed, and a chapter is devoted to prophylaxis.

This is a well organized and readable little volume written in Spanish. An excellent biography is included.

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