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December 24, 1892

THE RELATIONSHIP OF FOOD TO SCORBUTUS IN CHILDREN.Read in the Section of Diseases of Children, at the Forty-third Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association, held at Detroit, Mich., June, 1892.

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JAMA. 1892;XIX(26):735-736. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420260001001

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The question of scurvy in infancy is, I think, one of the phases of children's diseases that has been lost sight of very largely in the study of pediatrics. There is no doubt but that the disease exists in infancy to a greater extent than we are aware, or should infer from medical literature. There can be little doubt when your attention is called to the fact, but that you will agree that many of the cases reported as rickets and marasmus, should be classified as scorbutus. Dr. Northrup, of New York, read a paper on scorbutus last September, in Washington, before the Pediatrics Society, and I think much good will come from this paper, which was a very interesting and instructive one, calling as it does the attention of pediatricians to the fact that such a disease occurs in infancy, and that it is characterized by very nearly the

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