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August 9, 1924

BERLIN

JAMA. 1924;83(6):456. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660060060025

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Abstract

Decrease of Chlorosis in Germany Since 1904  In No. 27 of the Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, Professor Deneke, director of the department of internal medicine in the St. George Hospital, Hamburg, reports a marked decrease in chlorosis in recent decades. In 1901, out of a total of 12,000 admissions for all kinds of diseases and conditions, there were 201 cases of chlorosis, whereas, in 1923, out of 20,000 admissions there were only three cases diagnosed as chlorosis. In all departments of the hospital, the term "chlorosis" is used to designate the typical affection of young girls that appears at the age of puberty, which, though associated with numerous inconstant general and local manifestations, is characterized by a marked reduction of the hemoglobin content of the blood, though there is only a slight, or possibly no, decrease in the number of red corpuscles.In the total admissions of the hospital, the disease

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