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August 10, 1935


JAMA. 1935;105(6):432-437. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.92760320002011

Note.—  This article and the articles in the previous issues of' The Journal are part of a series published under the auspices of the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry. Other articles will appear in succeeding issues. When completed, the series will be published in book form.—Ed.The observation of Minot and Murphy1 that adequate liver feeding induces and maintains remissions in pernicious anemia has led to far-reaching results. In addition to establishing the first effective therapy in this and some allied diseases, it has initiated investigations that have resulted in a marked revision of ideas concerning gastric physiology and deficiency diseases and should further contribute materially to our knowledge of cellular physiology, particularly that of nerve tissue and bone marrow.Though the idea of dietary therapy in the treatment of pernicious anemia is not new,1 the earlier, moderately encouraging reports that appeared were not sufficiently convincing