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January 1934

LIVER EXTRACT THERAPY IN CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER: RELATION OF LIVER DYSFUNCTION TO NONSTORAGE OF "ANTI-ANEMIC" SUBSTANCE IN PRODUCING A BLOOD PICTURE RESEMBLING PERNICIOUS ANEMIA IN A PATIENT SECRETING FREE HYDROCHLORIC ACID

Author Affiliations

ANN ARBOR, MICH.

From the Thomas Henry Simpson Memorial Institute for Medical Research, University of Michigan.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1934;53(1):54-57. doi:10.1001/archinte.1934.00160070059005
Abstract

The following case is reported in the hope that it may possibly throw new light on a group of patients who have been described as having a blood picture resembling that of pernicious anemia, but who have the ability to secrete hydrochloric acid in their stomachs.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —R. M., a white man, aged 58, was admitted to the University Hospital on Oct. 27, 1931, complaining chiefly of "pain in the abdomen." Three months previously, he first noted a dragging and generalized discomfort in the abdomen below the umbilicus. This sensation became progressively worse and after nine weeks nausea developed. The pain was not related to the intake of food. Although the patient did not go to bed because of the pain, it was necessary for him to stop working. One week before admission, he noted that his stools were black and watery; he thought that this

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