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This historic image that was captured in 1970, depicts a child who was suffering from malnutrition, and has manifested symptoms of the disease, known as nutritional rickets. Note the bowed legs and enlarged left wrist. Nutritional rickets is a condition in which children's bones become too soft, and do not develop properly, due to a deficiency of vitamin D.
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Creation Date:1970
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