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January 28, 1933


JAMA. 1933;100(4):269-270. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740040037019

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Advice on Nutrition  The ministry of health has issued advice to local authorities and to maternity and child welfare centers with regard to administration of iron to prevent the nutritional anemia of infants. The ministry has also given advice on other nutritional defects. A considerable amount of work has been done on the etiology of rickets and dental decay, the medical research council having published six special reports on the former and five on the latter. Severe rickets is rapidly disappearing in this country, but in some areas milder forms are still widely prevalent. The ministry points out that it has been established that, given an adequate amount of calcium and phosphorus in the diet, vitamin D will prevent and cure rickets. Both for the prevention and the cure of rickets and to insure proper development of the teeth, the diet of pregnant and nursing mothers and of young children

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