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Rafael Ramos Galvan

Rafael Ramos Galván, Mexican pediatrician (Ciudad de Mexico 09 July 1914 – Ciudad de Mexico 11 November 1998)


Authored about 450 works


With J. Cravioto & F. Gómez characterized the child severe malnutrition


First described nutritional recovery syndrome

With J. Cravioto & F. Gómez. Nutritional recovery syndrome (Preliminary report). Pediatrics 10:513-26, 1952


Described nutritional neutropenia and the clinical features of polineuritis


Showed that third-degree child malnutrition and kwashiorkor are the same thing

With J. Cravioto, F. Gómez & S. Frenk. Desnutrición de tercer grado en Mexico (kwashiorkor en Africa). Bol. Med. Hosp. Inf. 9(3):281, 1952


With F. Gómez showed the chlorine concentration in the sweat and described the pattern of plasmatic amino acids showing the transient existence of metabolic blocks similar to congenital errors of metabolism


Classified malnutrition clinical signs in universal, circumstantial and aggregate


Better documented the reduction in somatic growth in chronic malnourished children


Identified changes in body proportion due to malnutrition

Desnutrición y crecimiento fisico. Bol. Med. Hosp. Inf. Mexico 21 (Suppl 1):11-26, 1964

Efecto del ambiente sobre el crecimiento y desarrollo fisicos. Bol. Med. Hosp. Inf. Mexico 27:435-46, 1970

Consecuencias de la desnutrición cronica en los grupos humanos. Gac. Med. Mexico 111:297-316, 1976


Proposed new concepts in pediatric somatometry

Somatometria pediatrica. Estudio semilongitudinal en niños de la Ciudad de Mexico. Arch. Invest. Med. 6 (Suppl 1):83-396, 1975


Validated and developed the concept of homeorrhesis to describe and measure longitudinally the changes in form and magnitude of the infant, child and adolescent under the effect of the stress of malnutrition and during nutritional rehabilitation (1964-75)

Homeorhesis as a phenomenon of adaptation to calorie-protein deficiency (1966)

Homeorresis. Bol. Med. Hosp. Inf. 24:5, 1967


OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Desnutrición, un componente del síndrome de privación social. Gac. Med. 96:929, 1966

With J. Cravioto. Desnutrición en el niño. Concepto y ensayo de sistematización. Bol. Med. Hosp. Inf. 15(6):763, 1958


PAPERS IN RELEVANT PERIODICALS

With F. Gómez, J. Cravioto & S. Frenk. Prevention and treatment of chronic severe infantile malnutrition (kwashiorkor). Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 69(5):969-81, 1958

With F. Gómez, J. Cravioto, S. Frenk, J. Vazquez Santaella & C. de la Peña. Fat absorption in chronic severe malnutrition in children. Lancet 268(6934):121-2, 1956