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This is a dissertation by a candidate for the degree of doctor of medicine in the University of Copenhagen. It deals with transmissible leukosis in chickens, a disease or group of diseases of wide spontaneous occurrence, the cause and spread of which is not understood. There are two main forms, the myeloid or myelosis, which resembles human myeloid leukemia, and the erythroblastic or erythroblastosis, in which develop large numbers of immature erythroblasts. Both forms resemble neoplasms much more than inflammatory or infectious processes. Both are transmissible by means of affected cells and also cell-free plasma from diseased chickens. The dissertation will be of interest to all who are concerned in any way with the study of leukosis and allied diseases.
Experimentelle Studier over den overførbare hønseleukose (mit deutscher Zusammenfassung). JAMA. 1934;102(2):156. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750020068036