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October 1915

SEVERE ANEMIA WITH REMARKABLE ELONGATED AND SICKLE-SHAPED RED BLOOD CELLS AND CHRONIC LEG ULCER

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University Medical School.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1915;XVI(4):644-651. doi:10.1001/archinte.1915.00080040140009
Abstract

The unusual character of the blood findings in the case here recorded is alone sufficient to justify its report. When, however, we compare these findings, as well as the clinical history, with two similar cases previously reported, one by James B. Herrick, the other by R. E. Washburn, we are forced to the conclusion that we have in these three cases a group which belongs quite apart from anything heretofore described. We desire to present the history and findings in our own case, with the abstracts of the cases of Herrick and Washburn, and to show that the three have points of resemblance so characteristic and so constant that they cannot be explained as accidental. Our thanks are due to the above-mentioned authors for the opportunity of examining blood smears of their cases and for other courtesies.

Authors Case.—Personal History.  —O. B., a mulatto woman, aged 21, entered

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