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BLOOD CALCIUM AND PHOSPHORUS IN PERTHES' DISEASE; A NEW CONCEPTION OF THE ETIOLOGY

Preliminary Report

DURHAM, HERBERT A.; OUTLAND, TOM A.

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1. Perthes' disease is characterized by a diminution of the serum calcium or phosphorus or both.

2. The pathology is very similar to that of rickets and osteomalacia.

3. These three conditions may be related etiologically.

Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children

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