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January 1930

RICKETS.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(1):235. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930130247029

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Abstract

This book is one of the series on infantile pathology. It is not intended as an extensive textbook on rickets, but as a résumé of the latest developments in its study. The first part is devoted to the symptoms and various forms of rickets. Rickets associated with syphilis, tuberculosis and scurvy are described with more detail then is usual in American textbooks, probably due to their greater frequency. The same is true of the rickets of preschool age "rachitsme tardif." The second part deals with the history and cause of rickets, and the final part with treatment. This is discussed rather fully, particularly the therapeusis. A broad point of view is taken on treatment with irradiated foods; the author believes that the accepted methods of treatment should not be abandoned for these newer methods. This book is well bound in paper, and the photographic plates are well produced. It should

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