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September 15, 1900


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JAMA. 1900;XXXV(11):677. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620370019001h

One who proceeds to investigate this subject will be at once surprised at the little that has been written on it. A large portion of the works on diseases of children say nothing at all about this disease, while others treat of it in a few lines. It is undoubtedly a rare affection in children, yet it does occur, and certain phenomena in connection with the disease should lead us to be on the lookout for it. Gerhardt has recorded 111 cases at various ages from 11 months to 16 years. In the last volume of Keating, 1895, a case was reported in which grape sugar was found in the liquor amnii of a diabetic pregnant woman. Unfortunately the infant was dead-born; but Roosa meet with a similar case in which the infant lived long enough to have the urine analyzed. In this case the examination of the urine of

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