MAURICE A. SCHNITKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; PAUL E. MATTMAN, M.D.; THEODORE L. BLISS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
During World War I the famine and starvation that occurred in certain parts of central Europe prompted some studies,1, 2, 3 particularly concerning the associated edema. The events of World War II, especially the lengthy periods of starvation that occurred in various prison camps, further stimulated numerous researches on the effects of starvation in the human subject.4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 The majority of these studies centered their attention on the edema, but a few included such phases as the burning feet syndrome, the neuropathy,
SCHNITKER MA, MATTMAN PE, BLISS TL. A CLINICAL STUDY OF MALNUTRITION IN JAPANESE PRISONERS OF WAR(A CLINICAL STUDY OF MALNUTRITION IN JAPANESE PRISONERS OF WAR*). Ann Intern Med. 1951;35:69–96. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-35-1-69
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