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February 1943

SICKLE CELL ANEMIA IN THE WHITE RACEWITH REPORT OF CASES IN TWO FAMILIES

Author Affiliations

PASSAIC, N.J.

From the Department of Pathology and Bacteriology, Louisiana State University Medical Center, and the Charity Hospital of Louisiana, New Orleans, and the Department of Pathology, Passaic General Hospital.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(2):164-182. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210020030003
Abstract

In view of the rarity of sickle cell anemia in the white race, 2 cases of this disease in an active form in white families are here presented.

REPORT OF CASES  Case 1.—Gladys C. (fig. 1), a 9 year old white school girl born of Spanish parentage in New Orleans, came to the outpatient department of the Charity Hospital on May 29, 1939, complaining of pain in the throat. Her tonsils were slightly enlarged and inflamed. Her mother stated that the child often had "head and chest colds" and appeared to be weaker than other children.She had been delivered normally at term and had weighed 7 pounds (3,175 Gm.). On the second day after birth a deep yellow discoloration appeared all over her body. At the age of 3 weeks she was shown to a doctor, who advised the mother not to pay any attention to this condition. At

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