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December 21, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(25):2086. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320250038002b

The recent and carefully prepared report of a case of aplastic anemia by Lavenson1 embraces a thorough review of the literature and renders a detailed consideration of this disease unnecessary, but the cases are still so rare that it is deemed of importance to report every case.

History.  —Miss F. S., aged 18, was seen through the kindness of Dr. H. B. Jennings, of Council Bluffs, Iowa. She was one of a large family of girls and with no trace of hereditary impairment. She had always been well, save for some slight gastrointestinal symptoms so common in girls of this age. In April, 1907, she had an attack of generalized muscular pain, which under salicylate treatment immediately improved. No attention was directed toward the tonsils during this illness. A month later she again complained of pain in the limbs and body. These pains were neither constant nor severe. Up

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