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August 28, 1909

A STUDY OF MALNUTRITION IN THE SCHOOL CHILD

JAMA. 1909;LIII(9):712-714. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550090002002k
Abstract

ABSTRACT OF DISCUSSION  Dr. E. S. Talbot, Chicago: This paper covers so much ground that it is difficult to discuss the entire matter. There are some points, however, of unusual interest to stomatologists. We all know that adenoids occur at an early age; this is also true of deformities of the turbinates and other bones of the face, nose and jaws. If the child be poorly nourished during the period of development—from the first to the tweltfh year—it stands to reason that these tissues will cease to develop and will not improve later in life; that is to say, they become arrested or excessively developed and remain so. Since the brain presides over the development of the tissues of the body, when the brain is not properly nourished the poorly nourished nervous system affects the blood supply, produces

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