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May 21, 1932

Leçons cliniques sur les maladies du sang et des organes hématopoïétiques.

JAMA. 1932;98(21):1835. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730470057041

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The interest among the profession in diseases of the blood-forming organs is reflected in the numerous works on this subject in the past few years. Many of these have dealt particularly with laboratory diagnosis and relatively few have stressed the clinical aspect. With the more accurate classification afforded by the improved methods of diagnosis, clinical observations and treatment have undergone changes. This book treats particularly the clinical phases of blood dyscrasias. The first two chapters are devoted to the hemorrhagic diseases. While the author presents a few departures in accepted methods of treatment, the pathogenesis is so incompletely understood that little advance has been made in this field. Pernicious anemia is considered with particular emphasis on some of the newer advances in therapy. Leukemia, agranulocytic angina and other blood dyscrasias are next considered. The organization of the book is essentially clinical. The author illustrates his discussion by presenting typical case