In this communication I wish to report 2 unusual cases of nutritional anemia in young infants and to discuss the problems of therapy to which they gave rise. It should be emphasized that nutritional anemia is a comprehensive term referring to a group of conditions dependent on poor nutrition of the hemopoietic system. Pediatricians in the past have regarded nutritional anemia as synonymous with microcytic anemia due to lack of iron and have therefore considered it as due to faulty nutrition of the child in the sense of a deficiency of iron in the food. The pathologic physiology of nutritional anemia has been made clearer by studies such as those of Minot, Castle and Whipple. Moore1 has tersely stated the facts as follows: "The term nutritional anemia should no longer be used to denote the hypochromic anemia of infancy and childhood. Our knowledge of the relationship of essential nutritional
BASS MH. DEFICIENCY ANEMIA IN INFANTS: REPORT OF TWO CASES, WITH ASSOCIATED TEMPORARY DEFICIENCY OF ANTIANEMIC FACTOR IN ONE AND ALLERGY AND ABNORMAL DIGESTION OF PROTEIN IN THE OTHER. Am J Dis Child. 1944;67(5):341–347. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020050003001
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