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Porotic hyperostosis and the Gelligaer skull
  1. John Cule,
  2. I. Lynn Evans

    Abstract

    The differential diagnosis of the bony lesions known as porotic hyperostosis found on a Bronze Age child's skull is discussed. Keith and Shattock gave an opinion in 1923 that the cause was rickets. A firm conclusion is not reached in this paper, but it is suggested that it was more likely to have been an iron-deficiency anaemia.

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