Barlow's disease

noun

Bar·​low's disease ˈbär-ˌlōz- How to pronounce Barlow's disease (audio)
variants also Barlow disease
: infantile scurvy
Barlow's disease is another name for infantile scurvy or vitamin C deficiency, which was a well-recognized condition among bottle-fed infants, both in Europe and in the United States in the first half of the 20th century.Alan Clemetson, letter in Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients

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“Barlow's disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Barlow%27s%20disease. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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