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July 1937


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From Pediatric Service No. 1 and the Department of Radiology of the Philadelphia General Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(1):73-80. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980010082007

This case of scurvy is reported because the patient presented an unusual symptom—the sudden appearance of a subaponeurotic hemorrhage which involved the left posterolateral aspect of the head.

REPORT OF A CASE  J. W., a Negro girl aged 10 months, was admitted to the Philadelphia General Hospital on Aug. 11, 1936. The family and the social history were irrelevant. Both parents were working irregularly. Five other children were said to be living and well.Past Medical History.—The child was born prematurely at six and one-half months. At birth she weighed 3 pounds (1,307 Gm.). She was artificially fed barley water, Karo corn syrup and evaporated milk. During the winter she received 9 drops of cod liver oil daily. She did not receive orange juice or tomato juice. At 3 months of age she began to lose weight. She was placed in a hospital for three months and was discharged