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The skeleton of a woman who suffered from osteomalacia, the adult form of rickets, later found out to be caused by a deficiency in vitamin D. It had originally been in John and Charles Bell’s anatomy school collection in Edinburgh. Bell Collection BC.1.3.M.24 GC 13690.

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