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January 18, 1902

PERNICIOUS ANEMIA—THE STATISTICS OF A SERIES OF FORTY CASES.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(3):148-150. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.62480030006001a
Abstract

This paper is a report of a series of 40 cases of pernicious anemia which have occurred in the service of Dr. Osler in the Johns Hopkins Hospital. No attempt will be made to discuss in any detail the features of the disease or to give any extended notes of the histories of the patients. Cases in which there was any doubt as to the diagnosis have not been included. These 40 patients were among approximately 12,500 general medical admissions.

Incidence.  —There were 32 males and 8 females, a rather unusual ratio for which no explanation can be given. The general admissions are about 5 males to 4 females. Large series show little difference in the number from each sex. As to age, the distribution was: 1 to 10 years, 1 case; 11 to 20, none; 21 to 30, 7 cases; 31 to 40, 6 cases; 41 to 50, 13

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