The subject of anemia of the new-born has recently taken on a new interest. Finkelstein1 (in 1911) and Lichtenstein2 (1917) first drew attention to the possible occurrence of anemia in the new-born. Ecklin3 (1919), however, was the first to report "a case of severe anemia in the new-born." Following this, cases have appeared under the titles of idiopathic, primary, essential and congenital anemia. Pritchard and Smith4 (1931), in a careful survey of the literature, tabulated fifteen cases and mentioned fourteen additional cases observed though not described by Grulee, Foote, McClelland and Blackfan et al. Abt5 (1932) analyzed the reported cases and presented a case of his own which also showed a mononuclear erythrophagocytosis in the circulating blood. Diamond, Blackfan and Baty6 (1932) added six cases and concluded that universal edema of the fetus, icterus gravis neonatorum and anemia of the new-born are closely related
BROWN SS, MORRISON M, MEYER DA. ANEMIA OF THE NEW-BORN WITHOUT ERYTHROBLASTOSIS: OBSERVATIONS AT AUTOPSY. Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(2):335–345. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960150094008
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