JOHN D. LYTTLE, M.D.; LESTER ROSENBERG, M.D.
In any discussion of the blood as a diagnostic aid must come a reiteration of the now generally accepted belief that changes in the blood do not constitute a disease but are merely manifestations of what is taking place in the blood forming organs. Vogel (1) has called attention to this in an excellent analogy between the blood as a secretion, and the gastric juice. The absurdity of calling hyperchlorhydria a disease of the gastric juice makes any consideration of "diseases of the blood," as such, untenable. Piney (2) says:
"To-day we have had to give up the older conception
LYTTLE JD, ROSENBERG L. The Blood as a Diagnostic Aid in the Differential Diagnosis of the Lymphadenopathies(The Blood as a Diagnostic Aid in the Differential Diagnosis of the Lymphadenopathies*). Ann Intern Med. 1929;2:747–762. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-8-747
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(8):747-762.
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