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June 1930


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Washington, D. C.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(6):1302. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930180152016

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To the Editor:—Concerning the interesting case report, Anemia of the New-Born (Am. J. Dis. Child. 39:807 [April] 1930), may I take the liberty of calling Dr. Gelston's and Dr. Sappington's attention to the fact that their bibliography is incomplete and that cases of this condition have been reported in excess of the number they have mentioned. I spoke on this subject at the Fifth Pan-American Child Congress, in Havana in December, 1927, and my contribution was published in the Archivos americanos de medicina in April, 1928 (vol. 4, p. 39), and is indexed in the Quarterly Cumulative Index for that year. The title was "Anaemia primitiva en los recien nacidos."

While Gelston and Sappington report seven cases as being reported up to 1929, up to September, 1927, ten cases were reported in medical literature, including two which I mention in "Diseases of the Newborn" (Philadelphia, J. B.

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