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The Wiesbaden Congress of the German Society of Internal Medicine
The papers presented on the third day of the Congress of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für innere Medizin, held in Wiesbaden, April 16-19, were devoted to the treatment of pernicious anemia. In the introductory paper, Seyderhelm of Frankforton-the-Main discussed liver treatment. Since the publication of Minot and Murphy's article in 1926, 150 publications dealing with liver therapy and reporting 2,000 improved and only twenty resistant cases have appeared. The daily dosage of liver is 200 Gm. Raw liver or liver extract is the most effective, whereas prolonged cooking (frying) lowers its efficacy. In addition to the liver, Seyderhelm administers hydrochloric acid and food rich in vitamins. After a short interval of five or six days, an increase of the reticulocytes, and later, the augmentation of hemoglobin and leukocytes, furnish evidence of improvement. Only severe funicular disturbances and
BERLIN. JAMA. 1928;90(24):1963-1964. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690510047021