This study is an extension of early observations that Negro women were free of vertebral fractures and had lower mean values for vertebral dimensions than white women. Skeletal dimensions should be considered in the further study of osteoporosis and its structural consequences, the authors state.
Smith, Richmond W. and Taft, Peter M.
"Relationship of Vertebral Size to Fracture in Osteoporotic Spines,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 15
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