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Title: Rickets
Author: Gainer, John William
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1906
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Rickets is a constitutional disease of childhood, Characterised by deformities of the skeleton,- such as bending of the diaphyses,swelling of the epiphyses,and the so- called "rickety rosary" or enlargements at the junction of the ribs with their cartilages,- and general impairment of nutrition. The disease is almost always of long duration,. usually with an introductory stage of weeks or months, and a course mostly extending over months or years. Its beginning is mostly gradual,and its final recovery slow. It is complicated with.,or dependent on,disorders of the digestive or respiratory apparatuses,which are. preceded by a disposition that is probabltf created by an undue width of the arteries. It exhibits among its prominent symptoms muscular debility; perspiration;anomalies of the subcutaneous tissue,which is either very much infiltrated with fat or devoid of it;disturbances of the intellectual and moral functions,and of those of the large thoracic and abdominal viscera and lymphatic glands;the changes in the latter perhaps outlasting all others. The affections of the osseous system,mentioned above,give rise to a peculiar physiognomy,in the absence of which the clinical picture of the disease is not complete or characteristic.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (M.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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