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August 13, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(7):535-536. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690070045021

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The Use of the Whipple Method  The treatment of pernicious anemia by the Whipple method of administration of liver was recently discussed before the Société des médecins des hôpitaux de Paris. MM. Rathery and Maximin reported several cases in which patients who had been treated for long periods, but in vain, by the ordinary methods were rapidly relieved of all their symptoms by the liver method. The treatment consisted in the daily ingestion of 250 Gm. of calves' liver. The remarkable results were confirmed by M. Crouzon. In one of his patients who suffered with subacute combined sclerosis, associated with pernicious anemia, the red corpuscles increased within three months from 1,700,000 to 4,200,000. M. Rist obtained the same results in a man, aged 70, suffering from prostatic disease and pernicious anemia. M. Labbé recommended long observation, since it might be found that the treatment had to be kept up without

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