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August 16, 1941

Die Appetitlosigkeit im Kindesalter

JAMA. 1941;117(7):574. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820330078034

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Abstract

This small monograph on anorexia in childhood is a reprint from Annales Pacdiatrici (155:177 [July-Aug.], 345 [Sept.] 1940). The etiology of anorexia is considered from an organic, a nutritional and a psychic basis, and the prophylaxis of anorexia is discussed. Specific therapy for anorexia includes dietary instructions, vitamin therapy and treatment of diminished digestive secretion. In a disease condition the causes of which are so diverse, one realizes that no single specific therapeutic agent is universally applicable. Among the remedies recommended to stimulate appetite are iron, copper and liver for anemia; arsenic, strychnine and other tonics are also recommended, and the use of insulin is included. Finally, two pages are devoted to psychic therapy. The author has presented a review of the literature, although he has not presented any new or startling discoveries as to the nature and treatment of the condition.

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