To the Editor.—
In the hematology update so well written by Ernest Beutler, MD (1981;245:2193), he discussed the cure of acute leukemia in adults and referred to Gloors1 interesting article in 1930 of an apparent cure in a 49-year-old man with typical acute myeloblastic leukemia. I believe it is of interest to give a follow-up on the subject of that report.The subject continued his successful business after his return from Naegeli's Clinic, and became a well-known philanthropist. Many refugees from Nazi Germany owe their finding a haven in the United States to his efforts. The medical profession also greatly benefited from his generosity, with cancer and leukemia research figuring prominently among the beneficiaries. A major medical center has named a building after him in recognition of his many contributions. He maintained good health both physically and mentally until 1978, when obstructive jaundice developed, and he became homebound thereafter.
Grünwald HW. The Cure of Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia in Adults. JAMA. 1982;247(12):1698. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320370016018
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