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November 1938

OSTEOPETROSIS (MARBLE BONES): WILLIE MAE CLIFTON, M.D. CHICAGO

Author Affiliations

MALDEN, MASS.; CHICAGO
From the Children's Memorial Hospital, the Otho S. A. Sprague Memorial Institute and the Physiology Department of Northwestern University Medical School.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(5):1020-1036. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980170066010
Abstract

Since Albers-Schönberg,1 in 1904, demonstrated diffuse osteosclerosis in the living subject by means of the roentgenogram, interest in this rare disease has grown. Although reports of 80 cases have appeared in the literature,2 in few cases has the condition been studied completely or followed for a long period. We have been fortunate in having the opportunity to observe a patient with diffuse osteosclerosis, or osteopetrosis, since early infancy. We here present not only the clinical progress of the disease as shown by the roentgenograms but our metabolic, chemical and histologic studies.

REPORT OF A CASE  At the time of writing (March 1938) E. C. is 5½ years old. When he was 1 year of age the foster mother brought him to the outpatient department of the Children's Memorial Hospital because of his blindness. She was sure he had not been able to see since he was 6 months

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