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September 1929


Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(3):678. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930090230027

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This book is the last word on rickets. The etiology, pathology, metabolism and pathogenesis are fully discussed. Throughout the book, results obtained experimentally in the laboratory have been weighed and appraised in the light of clinical experience, and whenever there have been discrepancies or disagreements, the clinic has been adjudged the final arbiter. This work is made more complete by added chapters on osteomalacia, late rickets and tetany. The chapters on symptoms, diagnosis and prognosis are full and conclusive. The book is exceptionally well written and easy to read. One reason for this is the lack of attempt at bibliographic display. The bibliography is complete and extensive, but is arranged according to chapters at the end of the book. This book should be of exceptional value to the practitioner and clinician, as well as to the nutrition worker.

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