May 1932


Am J Dis Child. 1932;43(5_PART_I):1222-1223. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950050174017

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To the Editor:—In my article entitled "Anemia of the New-Born," which appeared in volume 43, February, 1932, of the American Journal of Diseases of Children, page 337, I attempted to define the essential characteristics of this condition after a careful study of the cases reported in the literature. I stated (p. 337) that "The infants are born of healthy parents, in normal spontaneous labor, and from their history has been excluded all evidence of birth injury, hemorrhage, hemorrhagic disease, infection, or prenatal poisoning." Further on, in an analysis of the cases reported in the literature, I stated (p. 342): "The family history and the health of the parents and of other previously born children were entirely normal, with the exception of the cases reported by Ecklin, Susstrunk, Greenthal and Happ." Also (p. 342) I said: "The birth histories were normal in all cases except those reported by Foote in

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