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December 9, 1911

A CASE OF SPLENIC ANEMIA WITH UNUSUAL FEATURES

Author Affiliations

Clinical Assistant in the Out-Patient Department of the Jefferson Medical College Hospital PHILADELPHIA

JAMA. 1911;LVII(24):1911-1913. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120101009
Abstract

Recently, renewed interest has been shown in splenic anemia and closely allied conditions, the effort having been made to separate the clinical entities and to define more clearly, as well as to discover further, the causes of the conditions. A probable relationship between certain cases of infantile splenic anemia and kala-azar and between splenic anemia and ponos has been pointed out, but awaits confirmation.1 The comparative rarity of splenic anemia and the presence of unusual features in the following case seem to justify placing it on record.

Patient.  —G. G., male, single, white, aged 17, a native of Turkey, dish-washer, was admitted into the service of Dr. H. A. Hare in the Jefferson Hospital, April 7, 1911. Parents are living and well; three brothers and two sisters are in good health. Two brothers died in infancy of unknown causes. No history obtainable of tuberculous or malignant disease.

History.  —The

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