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September 28, 1929

THE ETIOLOGY OF SPRUE: A DISCLAIMER

JAMA. 1929;93(13):1009. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02710130049028

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —For many years I have been a close student of the literature of sprue and since 1916, with the break of a period when otherwise engaged on war service, I have reviewed all the current literature on this disease for the Tropical Diseases Bulletin. I have also had the privilege of studying the disease at first hand for the last seventeen years, both in its endemic home and also for the last ten years in London, where I have been mostly engaged in the treatment of this serious malady.I have noted with alarm the frequent misstatements regarding my views on the etiology of this disease, in that I have been credited with certain statements which have never been made, mostly by those who have, I fear, not consulted my papers in the original but have probably relied on extracts in various journals.This somewhat perverted view

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