Hematology is undergoing radical changes. The relationship of the anginas and the hematopoietic system is uncertain, for in one instance an infection of the throat may be the initial lesion and in another the terminal manifestation of a hematopoietic disease. The medical student of ten years ago was taught a theoretical classification of the diseases of the blood which was not practical when applied in the routine of medicine. Today, one seeks a better knowledge of the possibilities of the hematopoietic response to infection, and this knowledge can best be obtained through a closer study of the observations on the blood in the anginas.
In 1907, Turck1 described a hematopoietic disease that has become known as agranulocytic angina. In 1922, Schultz2 again drew attention to the disease, and since then many cases have been reported in the literature. I wish to report one true case, and two
JOHN J. SHEA. THE BLOOD IN THE VARIOUS ANGINAS. Arch Otolaryngol. 1930;12(3):366–375. doi:10.1001/archotol.1930.03570010412008