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December 11, 1915

THE ROENTGENOGRAPHIC APPEARANCES IN RICKETS: WITH A COMMENT ON DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

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BOSTON

From the Orthopedic Clinic of the Children's Hospital.

JAMA. 1915;LXV(24):2062-2067. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02580240018005
Abstract

During the past winter between 6,000 and 7,000 roentgenograms from the records of the Children's Hospital were examined for the purpose of selecting from among them the plates of rickets, of which there were found between 500 and 600. These were set apart for a study which forms the basis of this paper. This ratio of 10 per cent, of rickets in the cases requiring roentgenographic study in the varied clinics of a children's hospital is of interest. The plates of the general group covered cases of all types of trauma, congenital bone malformations, tuberculosis, scoliosis, osteomyelitis, empyema, scorbutus, osteomalacia, chondrodystrophia and syphilis.

The plates of rickets were then carefully gone over several times from two points of view, (1) to establish and classify the Roentgen appearances of the acute, subacute and convalescent phases of the affection, and to define the finer bone changes associated with the disease, and (2)

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