Medicine: Capsules, Feb. 23, 1953

¶ Because they do not get enough protein in their diet between weaning and the age at which they can forage for themselves, countless children in Asia, Africa and South America suffer from kwashiorkor (a West African word meaning red boy), Capetown's Dr. John F. Brock reported in Manhattan. Fed mainly on manioc gruel, they are stunted and their skin and hair lose pigment, making them look reddish or grey. For short-term relief, U.N. agencies are supplying thousands of tons of dried skim milk, rich in protein. But in the long run, said Dr. Brock, these primitive peoples must be...

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