pediatric housecalls Robert R. Jarrett M.D. M.B.A. FAAP

What Was Wrong With Tiny Tim? 

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” contained the character of a small boy on a crutch named “Tiny Tim” who “had his limbs supported by an iron frame.” And, we are led to believe that he would shortly die because of the condition he had; but, that he could be saved if only he had the money to receive medical help.

Ever wonder what disease Tim had that would fulfill all the criteria? Here are the possibilities and the medical information about them.

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