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October 28, 1916

REPORT OF A CASE OF ACQUIRED HEMOLYTIC JAUNDICE WITH SPLENECTOMY

Author Affiliations

Attending Physician in Digestive Diseases, Vanderbilt Clinic; Gastro-Enterologist, Gouverneur Hospital; NEW YORK

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(18):1295-1298. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590180033013
Abstract

While a great deal has been written and elaborate studies and experiments have been made to determine the nature of hemolytic jaundice, it was not until 1898, that Hayem,1 through a study and analysis of cases, first showed that the familial and the acquired types were two entirely separate and definite conditions. Since then many experimenters and clinicians have substantiated his conclusions. A review of the summary on hemolytic jaundice made in 1915 by Elliott and Kanavel,2 who were the first in this country to report on splenectomy in the familial form, reveals the fact that a splenectomy was done in but thirteen cases of the acquired type, and that all these cases have been recorded in foreign literature. This lack of case reports in the American literature has served as a stimulus for recording the following case:

CASE REPORT 

History.  — M. T., male, aged 18, tailor,

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