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To the Editor:—In his article entitled "Anemia of the New-Born," in the February, 1932, issue of the American Journal of Diseases of Children, page 337, Dr. Arthur F. Abt, after reviewing the fourteen reported cases of this condition, states (page 343): "Of the reported cases that I have analyzed in detail, I would exclude on etiologic grounds the cases of Susstrunk, Greenthal and Happ from being true examples of anemias of the new-born of unknown cause. Greenthal's case showed positive evidence of cerebral hemorrhage after high forceps delivery, and Happ's case, a tuberculous mother and an extreme type of asphyxia neonatorum."
In Dr. Abt's analysis of these reported cases (table 2) one notes: grip in the mother during pregnancy, one case; hypertension and toxemia in the mother, one case, and tuberculosis in the mother, one case. These conditions are of too frequent occurrence to play an important rôle in
HAPP WM. "ANEMIA OF THE NEW-BORN". Am J Dis Child. 1932;43(5_PART_I):1222. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950050174016