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June 13, 1925

Les dystrophies de l'adolescence. Etudes cliniques.

JAMA. 1925;84(24):1860. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660500068046

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In this volume the author, who began his observations shortly after succeeding Grancher in 1889 at the Clinique des enfants malades, has assembled and attempted to classify and coordinate the various symptom complexes and disorders known as dystrophies, with particular reference to the recent researches on the endocrine glands and the sympathetic nervous system. Beginning with a short tracing of the evolution of the infant from fetus to adolescence, he contrasts and compares the dystrophies of early life, which are evolutionary, with those seen in later life or old age, which are regressive in type. He then takes up malformations, dystrophies of the new-born, athrepsia and the nutritional disturbances of infants, rickets, and the anemias of infancy. While his clinical descriptions are good, he fails to mention the newer physical and chemical conceptions on the nutritional disturbances and on rickets which have been brought out in this country in the

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