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Article
May 1924

AN ANATOMIC AND CHEMICAL REPORT ON A UNIQUE CASE OF MYELOMA

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY, CALIF.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1924;33(5):581-598. doi:10.1001/archinte.1924.00110290048005
Abstract

A careful scrutiny of the literature shows that only about seventy-seven cases of multiple myeloma have been reported to date (January, 1922). Eight of these were reported from Maryland alone. The two reported from California were observed in this laboratory. I may add that I know of a third case which occurred in one of the hospitals for the insane in this state. That the total number of cases observed is still small is shown also by the fact that Kahn1 estimated that only sixty-one cases had been reported in 1914. The rareness of this condition would seem to be further emphasized by the fact that Symmers and Vance2 (1918) found only three cases among 2,000 necropsies at Bellevue Hospital. It should be mentioned that Vance3(1916) verified ninety-eight references on myeloma, but that does not imply that the articles concerned the same number of cases. It is true that a

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