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To the Editor:—
In reply to many inquiries concerning the article "Bone Marrow Transfusion," published in the November 16 issue of The Journal, it would not be amiss to point out that a new method of therapy was presented. Since publication, more than sixty bone marrow transfusions have been done in cases of leukemia, myelogenous and lymphatic, and aplastic anemias. Since the series of cases is so small, conclusions cannot be drawn. However, the results are encouraging in that one noted a definite trend toward improved maturation and delivery of the bone marrow cells with the production of clinical and hematologic remissions. For this reason we are continuing bone marrow transfusions in the treatment of the deficiency blood dyscrasias.The present status of the case reported (the first of our series and not a selected one) is as follows:The patient was seen again on June 10, 1940. He had
Morrison M, Samwick AA. BONE MARROW TRANSFUSIONS. JAMA. 1941;116(1):70. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820010072026
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