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April 23, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(17):1489-1490. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730430065022

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Meeting of the Medicosurgical Society of Pavia  The Società medico chirurgica of Pavia met recently under the chairmanship of Professor Ferrata of the University of Pavia. Dr. Di Guglielmo spoke on general lipoidosis. He described a case of Gaucher's disease occurring in a girl aged 16 months, diagnosed on the basis of biopsy of the spleen and the bone marrow, and classified it as general lipoidosis, of which he distinguished three principal types: cerebrosidic lipoidosis, or Gaucher's disease; phosphatidic lipoidosis, or Niemann-Pick disease, and cholesterinic lipoidosis, or the Schüller-Christian syndrome. In his case, the speaker was able to demonstrate for the first time the presence of the Gaucher cell in the peripheral blood, which until then, although diligently searched for, had never been found by those who had studied the disease. While this should be accepted with due reservations, since only a single case is concerned, Dr. Di Guglielmo emphasizes

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