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Article
March 1934

DENTAL CARIES: III. RICKETS IN RELATION TO CARIES IN THE DECIDUOUS AND IN THE PERMANENT TEETH

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(3):477-487. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960100003001
Abstract

About two years ago we published a report in a journal of dentistry1 concerning the occurrence of caries of the teeth among a group of children who had been carefully supervised, from a medical point of view, throughout infancy and early childhood. These children had been in a model institution until the age of 4 or 5 years, and had been carefully examined and tested for rickets as well as for the development of caries. At this age they had been discharged either to their homes or to other institutions for the care of children, where the condition of their teeth, especially of the deciduous and first permanent molars, was ascertained. The group comprised two sets of children: those who had had rickets during infancy, and others who had received the protective therapy of cod liver oil from the age of 1 month or 2 months. No child was

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