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Cabbage and Goiter in Carpathian Ruthenia: A Contribution to Ethnic Pathology.

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By SUK V.Prof. . , M.D., Ph.D. (Anthropologie. , Prague, 1931; , ix:, 1.-6.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(3):451. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-3-451_2
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Goiter occurs endemically in many parts of the Carpathian Highlands; and the worst goiter centers are found in those poor villages where, during the unfavorable months of the year, more than two thirds of the population live to a great extent on cabbage, with the addition of potatoes, corn bread and oats. How great a part cabbage, which is utilized as boiled sauerkraut, plays in the dietary is indicated by the fact that a family of eight members may pickle as much as 1100 pounds for their own use. Examination of the children in this region showed a much higher




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