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June 1, 1940

A Symposium on the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs

JAMA. 1940;114(22):2243. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810220067028

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This is a collection of papers delivered at the Institute for Consideration of the Blood and Blood-Forming Organs, held under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin Medical School Sept. 4-6, 1939. The subject matter, which consists of both reviews and new observations, was presented by hematologists from several of the medical schools of the United States and included a paper on "Some Historical Aspects of Hematology" by Professor Meulengracht of Copenhagen. Watson's article on the porphyrins is a summary of the present knowledge of the formation, excretion and significance of these substances. Rhoad's article on "Aplastic Anemia" describes the studies made at the Rockefeller Institute Hospital and emphasizes the point that there are several types of this disease. Articles on iron deficiency (Heath), nutritional anemias (Minot), erythroblastic anemias (Diamond), pernicious anemia (Meulengracht), leukemia (Forkner), the reticulo-endothelial system (Doan), infectious mononucleosis (Downey) and polycythemia (Reznikoff) form comprehensive reviews of the

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