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June 26, 1937

Esplenomegalias crónicas no leucémicas: Indicaciones médicas de la esplenectomia

JAMA. 1937;108(26):2252. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780260080038

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This voluminous essay should be of great value for those interested in certain phases of knowledge pertaining to the spleen. The work comprises more than could be expected from the title and is divided into three parts. The first gives a thorough description of the embryology, anatomy, physiology and methods employed in the study of the functions of the reticulo-endothelial system; one chapter of this first part is devoted to the physiology of the spleen. The second part describes methods of investigation of the spleen function; one section treats of hypersplenia; the author offers a definition of this condition and describes several varieties of it and the diagnosis. The third part carries the title of the book and is subdivided into two sections; one deals with hemolytic jaundice and the other with chronic splenic anemia. Purely surgical conditions, such as abscess, tumor and cyst of the spleen are beyond the

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