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Nutritional Anemia Among America's Poor

FREDERICK A. KLIPSTEIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(5):1125-1127. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-68-5-1125
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Malnutrition is a major health problem in most underdeveloped countries throughout the world, including many in this hemisphere. The responsible factors and the proper corrective measures have been intensively investigated by many individuals and by various international health agencies. In the United States, overt deficiency states such as pellagra and rickets have not been a matter of public health concern for more than a quarter of a century, and recent surveys, principally among members of average-income families, have indicated a generally satisfactory state of nutrition in the population at large (1, 2). Indeed, current investigations of nutrition in the United

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