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June 17, 1933

Die Blutkrankheiten in der Praxis.

JAMA. 1933;100(24):1960. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740240056039

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This treatise consists of ten chapters, covering practical methods of blood examination for the practitioner, diagnosis of pernicious anemia, cause and treatment of pernicious anemia, constitutional hemolytic anemia, pathology and treatment of chlorosis and secondary anemia, the leukemias, lymphogranuloma and other leukemoid diseases, hemorrhagic diathesis, polycythemia and other megalosplenias, and symptomatic changes in the blood. The author urges the use of fresh films for rapid study and the Jenner May Grunwald stain with methylene blue as a suitable stain for the study of leukocytes. In pernicious anemia he recommends the use of fresh liver juice as most generally valuable and speaks of the use of six weeks' intensive therapy with arsenic. He strongly recommends splenectomy in chronic hemolytic icterus. True chlorosis is on the increase in Germany, Switzerland and Scandinavia. It affects only females at the age of puberty. The attacks are periodic and especially during winter. Menstrual irregularity in

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