Skeleton of an adult female with osteomalacia (rickets) 1857

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    "During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, rickets became common in the urban areas of industrialized nations. Rickets is usually a disease of children marked by a softening of bone due to lack of vitamin D, or lack of sunlight that synthesizes vitamin D. This skeleton is an example of osteomalacia, the adult form of rickets. The pelvis and long bones of the lower extremities are extremely deformed. The horizontal position of the sacrum, the broad sickle-shaped fibulae, and a severe lateral curvature of the spine are all characteristics of rickets. The skull, upper extremities, and feet are well formed."
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 weeks, 6 days ago
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    Picture Taken: 2018-10-05T16:06:07
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