This case is presented because of its unusual features. No reference is made to hyposuprarenalism in any detail in the pediatric textbooks or in the literature. It is apparent that this syndrome is extremely rare.
REPORT OF CASE
W. J., a boy, aged 13 years, was admitted to the hospital on Oct. 6, 1928, in what appeared to be a state of acute acid intoxication.The father's sister died at the age of 43 and his mother, at the age of 68, both of tuberculosis. The father's brother is said to have had a "tan skin" for years. There were no other abnormal features in the family history.The patient weighed 7 pounds (3.2 Kg.) at birth, following instrumental delivery, and appeared to be a normal infant. He was breast-fed for over twelve months, showed a normal development and walked and talked at the age of 1 year. He had