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August 24, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(8):639-642. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320080007001b

I do not intend to read a paper on the details of the treatment of anemia. All are familiar with the chief measures and remedies employed in this treatment: Iron, arsenic, rest, nutrition, fresh air and other dietary and hygienic measures. As to the particulars, any of the many good text-books will give the desired information. But to do some justice to the task assigned to me, which at a weak moment I have thoughtlessly accepted, I shall discuss briefly some points in the treatment of anemia which, to my mind, mark a distinct progress. I do this with special pleasure, since the underlying work of some of these points was done in this country by men to whom the medical profession of this country owes a debt of gratitude for their continued splendid activities in the fields of science and practice of medicine.

The first point I wish to

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