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The student of the developmental diseases of bone, "congenital" and "acquired," has long been hampered in his efforts to organize definitively diagnostic criteria by his relative or total ignorance of the chemical and metabolic disorders that must account for their genesis. In the face of this ignorance, he has had to label these diseases with descriptions of their appearances, usually their radiographic features. These names were usually coined by the students of each disease, not necessarily in relation to an already existing classification; and the classifications in which they were later gathered were, furthermore, apt to be logical hybrids built
Dynamic Classification of Bone Dysplasias.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:188. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-1-188_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(1):188.
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