Excerpt from Oral Health, 1921, Vol. 11: Official Organ of Canadian Dental Association and Other Dental Societies of Canada
We have just referred 'to the primary sense in the new born being a desire for food and may now turn to the problem Of nutrition as being one which is directly under our control. Probably in nothing are the results of mal-nutrition more evident than in those diseases, which the dental surgeon has to deal with, but it is mostly the end results that come under his care. Today we know much about the results Of what are called Deficiency Diseases, though twenty-five years ago I think there was not a text book in English which referred even to infantile scurvy. I recall a patient of mine, diagnosed I be lieve as the first of its kind in Ontario, which showed the spongy gums and periosteal inflammation Of the tibiae and the other acute signs Of this disease. After the failure of several Child specialists to diagnose the trouble and I was left helpless, I found luckily an article in the weekly number of the London Lancet entitled Thir teen Years' Experience Of Infantile Scurvy or Acute Rickets, by Sir Thomas Barlow. The article gave a complete picture Of the disease and indicated the cause and supplied the remedy. Within five days Of adminstration Of sterilized grape juice the acute symptoms were relieved and recovery was rap-id.
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