Various observers have reported that the osseous manifestations of rickets are about as frequent in children who have received cod liver oil treatment as in those who are untreated. Eliot1 in a series of 103 infants found that of those receiving cod liver oil in doses of 3.6 ounces (102 Gm.) per month for twelve months (averaging 1 teaspoonful per day), 37 per cent showed complete control of rickets and 62 per cent showed partial control, whereas of those without cod liver oil at 13 months, 21 per cent had indifferent control, and 74.5 per cent partial control and 7 per cent showed complete control. She said:
That rickets is intimately associated with growth is well known and that it should appear at the time when most active growth is taking place, namely, the first four months of life, is not extraordinary. The rate of growth of the infant
IRISH HE. EFFECTS OF COD LIVER OIL—SKIMMED MILK FEEDING ON BONES OF INFANTS. Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(1):96–104. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950140106010
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