About the year 1650 Glisson, the distinguished English physician and physicist, as the result of an extended study concerning what was believed to be a new disease, published a monograph on rickets. Since the appearance of his notable paper down to scarcely more than a decade ago, progress in our knowledge of this common disease of childhood has been slow and of little clinical value. During the past ten years, however, many material and valuable discoveries have been made, due in great part to the able investigations of Mellanby, Huldschinsky, Howland, Schmorl, Findlay, McCollum, and that tireless and fruitful worker
ROGER BROOKE. The Influence of the Tropics on Rickets(The Influence of the Tropics on Rickets*). Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:281–288. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-3-281
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(3):281-288.
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