WARREN C. HUNTER, M.D.; RICHARD B. ADAMS, M.D.
Under normal circumstances the morphology of the red blood corpuscles is so uniform that any deviation is looked upon as evidence of a pathologic state. Everyone is familiar with the striking variations in the size and shape of the erythrocytes in pernicious and severe secondary anemias in which a wide variety of abnormal red cells may be seen but without the predominance of any one form. This is not true for all blood disturbances, however, for instances are recorded in the literature in which there have been observed quite characteristic variations in the shape of the erythrocytes with a preponderance
HUNTER WC, ADAMS RB. Hematologic Study of Three Generations of a White Family Showing Elliptical Erythrocytes1. Ann Intern Med. 1929;2:1162–1174. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-11-1162
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(11):1162-1174.
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