Rickets

Rickets is a softening of bones in children due to deficiency or impaired metabolism of vitamin D, magnesium, phosphorus orcalcium, potentially leading to fractures and deformity. Rickets is among the most frequent childhood diseases in many developing countries. (adapated from wikipedia)

Image from EgyptSearch.com                Image by R.R. Alexander circa 1915

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