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October 8, 1927

THE SPECIFICITY OF THE MINOT-MURPHY DIET IN PERNICIOUS ANEMIA

Author Affiliations

PORTLAND, ORE.
From the Medical Clinic of the University of Oregon Medical School.

JAMA. 1927;89(15):1215. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690150025007

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Abstract

During the past year, I have treated by the Minot-Murphy method ten cases of pernicious anemia and four cases of severe secondary anemia. In the latter series were included two cases in which the anemia was the result of more or less continuous bleeding, over a long period of time, from the uterus and the rectum, respectively. In both instances the lesions were benign and were removed by operation before the special diet was commenced. The third case was one in which the anemia was apparently due to syphilis, and treatment for the latter was carried out, together with the application of the dietary measures. In the fourth case the anemia resulted from a gastric carcinoma. The growth was confined to the greater curvature of the stomach, about two-thirds up on the cardiac end, and although it was large and deemed inoperable, it did not cause obstruction and did not

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