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July 1978

Abuse Dwarfism-Reply

Author Affiliations

Department of Psychiatry Phipps 400 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD 21205

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(7):724. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120320084027

In Reply.—Dr Solky's remarks are not discordant with what I wrote in "The Syndrome of Abuse Dwarfism." Food deprivation must always be suspected in child abuse. It is still necessary to ascertain in detail the biological mechanisms whereby, among other things, food deprivation is translated into growth failure and pubertal failure instead of into wasting and death.

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