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September 1953

Tesaurismosis en el niño.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;86(3):391. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080401014

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In this excellent monograph the authors have classified thesaurismosis into, first, the usual group of the hepatic, cardiac, and miscellaneous forms. In the second group they consider the lipoid disturbances, such as Hand-Schüller-Christian and Letterer-Siwe diseases and eosinophilic granuloma, and including the reticuloendothelial group of Gaucher and Niemann-Pick diseases and amaurotic family idiocy. The final member included in this group is calcinosis.

The book is very well written, and the thesis is given considerable authority by inclusion of case studies of examples of the various diseases mentioned. The illustrations, mostly photographs from the cases described, are very well chosen. There is also an excellent bibliography of all literature on this subject. This is as thorough a study of glycogen storage and allied metabolic disturbances as has been written, and, although in Spanish, is very readable. It should be read in detail by those interested in this subject.

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