Medical Dictionary

Barlow's disease

noun Bar·low's disease \ˈbär-ˌlōz-\

Medical Definition of BARLOW'S DISEASE

Biographical Note for BARLOW'S DISEASE

Barlow, Sir Thomas (1845–1945), British physician. Barlow is noteworthy for his research and discoveries in children's diseases. In 1883 he described infantile scurvy, now known as Barlow's disease. He was the first to distinguish infantile scurvy from rickets, and tuberculosis from simple meningitis.


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