MELDRUM K. WYLDER, F.A.C.P.; ROBERT S. ROCKWOOD, B.S., M.S., PH.D.; SAMUEL BUDD LIPPINCOTT, A.B., M.S.
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With direct proof that rickets occurs in the inverse proportion to the amount of ultra-violet energy reaching the child's body, together with the understanding of the fact that these short waves produce their effect by the activation of ergosterol, we may activate the ergosterol in our patient's body or we may activate the ergosterol itself and feed it to the patient. These established facts furnish a foundation for much valuable study.
The work of Hess, Brown, Howland, and Marriott and many others has put severe rickets, the rickets as described by the older authors, almost out of the picture, or
WYLDER MK, ROCKWOOD RS, LIPPINCOTT SB. ULTRA-VIOLET ENERGY, ITS EFFECT AND INTENSITY AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS AND ALTITUDES1. Ann Intern Med. 1933;7:605–614. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-5-605
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(5):605-614.
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