August 1966


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The Duchess of York Hospital for Babies, Manchester 19.

Am J Dis Child. 1966;112(2):165. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1966.02090110109013

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Sir,— It is now many years since pink disease has been a common disorder, and one wonders whether the importance of mercury as a toxic agent in infants is appreciated by younger doctors who may not have seen the condition in the past.

I have written this letter because in the last few

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