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December 1937


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Camden, N. J.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(6):1344. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980060136013

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To the Editor.—I was much interested in the article by Lowenburg, Shields, Turnoff and Ostrum entitled "Scurvy with Unusual Symptoms" Am. J. Dis. Child. 54:73 [July] 1937).

May I call your attention to the little volume "The Avitaminoses" by Walter H. Eddy and Gilbert Dalldorf (Baltimore, Williams & Wilkins Company, 1937)? On page 175 the authors speak of hematuria and of hematomas about the jaw or about the bones of the lower extremities; they speak of subperiosteal hemorrhages (page 176) and of skeletal hematomas (page 178), and on page 181 they state, "Radiographic diagnosis may be made in some cases before symptomatic evidence appears."

They refer to the works of Park and of Westin and describe the changes in the bone as found by roentgenographic study. M. Litten's article on "Scurvy" (in Senator, H., and Litten, M.: Diseases of the Kidneys and of the Spleen, Hemorrhagic Diseases, Philadelphia,

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