As a disease producing characteristic skeletal deformities, rickets can be traced back to antiquity by direct examination of the skeletal evidence. As expected, the disease was extremely rare in ancient Egypt. Only one or two possible cases have been described in skeletal remains from North and South America. Most reported examples of ancient rickets come from Europe. A few date back to Neolithic times in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Examples become more plentiful during the Middle Ages in cities across northern and central Europe, again confirming the central role of inadequate sunlight in causing the disease (Steinbock 1976).

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