Rickets and Neandertals

If, as creationist Marvin Lubenow claims in Bones of Contention, rickets is virtually an unknown disease nowadays, why is it so easy to get information about it, along with X-rays of modern cases? Enter 'rickets' into a web search engine, and you'll find more than you ever wanted to know about it. (Lubenow, like many creationists, claims that Neandertals are normal humans afflicted with diseases such as rickets. They weren't.)

Children with rickets

Although rickets is certainly an uncommon disease nowadays, these pages demonstrate that rickets is not only well known to the medical profession, but routinely taught to medical students. Many medical textbooks (and veterinary ones; animals get rickets too) have a description of it.

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