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Case Reports
March 1949

A BREAST AND BOTTLE SHY INFANT AT 21 YEARS OF AGE

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PITTSBURGH

Am J Dis Child. 1949;77(3):374-375. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040384009
Abstract

I HAVE received numerous inquiries as to the subsequent fate of the unusual case of the breast and bottle shy infant reported on in the American Journal of Diseases of Children.1 While she has never had a good appetite, her anorexia improved as she got older, and it is noteworthy that her appetite improved decidedly after an attack of whooping cough at the age of 9 years; the only other illness was chickenpox at 10. She began to talk at 10 months, to walk at one year and to feed herself at 2 years. She was able to make simple sentences very early. At the age of 2 she could repeat little stories by memory and knew when to turn the pages of a nursery book by the pictures.

Examination on Sept. 10, 1947, revealed an only child of an introvert type, who was inclined to be lazy. She

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