A Treatise of the Rickets: Being a Disease Common to ChildrenBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39527.699387.4E (Published 10 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:837
- John Black, retired consultant paediatrician
- 1Framlingham, Suffolk
When Glisson, Bate and Regemorter studied rickets it was thought to be a new disease. Their joint work—a very early example of collaborative research—was published in 1650 under the title De Rachitide, sive Morbo Puerili qui vulgo The Rickets dicitur (Concerning Rickets, or a disease of children which is commonly called the Rickets) and was translated into English by Philip Armin the year after.
It described the clinical features of rickets:
The head bigger than ordinary, and the face fat and in good constitution …