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The hemolytic function of the spleen has been almost universally accepted, and this organ has been generally regarded as the seat of normal hemolysis for worn-out red blood cells, and also for pathological forms of excessive hemolysis. Many observations on splenic pathology, and especially the therapeutic results obtained by different workers through splenectomy in hemolytic icterus, have spoken in favor of an active splenic hemolysis. The present day teaching that this red blood cell destroying function of the spleen is manifested both as a normal function and under pathological conditions is based upon numerous pathological observations and animal experiments. Under
Ein Beitrag Zur Frage der Milzh ämolyse.. Ann Intern Med. ;1:116–117. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-1-2-116
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(2):116-117.
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