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This volume is not a monograph, but represents the results of careful study of forty-five cases of celiac disease and thirty-five cases of other chronic intestinal disorders in young children treated during the past seventeen years. In 1923, Hablützel-Weber had already reported on twenty-five of the celiac diseases. As many of the patients remained in the hospital for months or years, opportunity was afforded for prolonged and detailed observations on various phases of this baffling syndrome. Studies of fat, protein, carbohydrate and mineral metabolism were made, also determinations on the acid-base equilibrium, chemical analyses of the blood, blood counts and influence of intercurrent fevers on metabolism. A number of the patients were subjected to roentgen examination of the intestinal tract and of the bones. The former showed gastric retention after eight hours and intestinal distention, the latter an osteoporosis in several of the most chronic cases. Numerous clinical observations were
DER INTESTINALE INFANTILISMUS UND ÄHNLICHE FORMEN DER CHRONISCHEN VERDAUUNGSSTÖRUNG. Beiheft No. 21 of Jahrbuch für Kinderheilkunde.. Am J Dis Child. 1929;37(3):687. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930030229024