A. B. JONES, F.A.C.P.
Schüller-Christian's disease is a constitutional metabolic disorder. It does not appear to be familial nor hereditary. Identical twins have identical heredity and, barring intrauterine and birth accidents, are born with identical constitutions. Theoretically, they should be equally susceptible to disease and under the same environmental conditions should have the same illnesses with equal severity at the same time. Judging from the reports appearing in the literature this seems to be the case. With rare exceptions in all the cases reported in which a disease has occurred in one identical twin, the same disease has occurred approximately simultaneously in the other.
JONES AB. SCHÜLLER-CHRISTIAN'S DISEASE; REPORT OF A CASE IN ONE OF IDENTICAL TWINS1. Ann Intern Med. 1939;13:1068–1075. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-6-1068
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(6):1068-1075.
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