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September 1924

HEMOCHROMATOSIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITS FREQUENCY AND TO ITS OCCURRENCE IN WOMEN

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MONTREAL

From the Pathological Laboratory of the Boston City Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1924;34(3):292-300. doi:10.1001/archinte.1924.00120030027004
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  During one year, from March 1, 1922, to March 1, 1923, ten cases or hemochromatosis came to necropsy in the Pathological Department of the Boston City Hospital, and of these ten, two occurred in women. Another case occurring in a neighboring hospital during this same period was put at our disposal. On going back over the records of the department for the previous twenty-four years, six additional cases were found of which one was a woman.The rarity of the disease not only clinically but also as a postmortem finding has always been emphasized, and the small number of cases recorded in the literature (less than one hundred) bears this out. Its occurrence in women has frequently been doubted and even denied because only one accepted case has so far appeared in print.An analysis and discussion of these seventeen new cases, chiefly from the clinical point of view,

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