CHARLES WEISS, Ph.D., M.D.; FRANCISCO LANDRON, B.Sc.; OSCAR COSTA-MANDRY, M.D., D.M.; DOROTHY WILKES-WEISS, M.D.
There has been noted in recent years a growing interest in the study of so-called "tropical sprue". This is due largely to the increasing number of cases recognized in sub-tropical and temperate regions. For example, Thaysen reports five cases of sprue originating in Denmark; Lambright describes a case from Cleveland, and the observations of Wood in North Carolina and Silverman in Louisiana show that the disease is not at all uncommon in those states.
A second stimulus has been the suggestion promulgated by Wood, Christian and others, and supported by recent studies on liver therapy in certain types of anemia
CHARLES WEISS, FRANCISCO LANDRON, OSCAR COSTA-MANDRY, DOROTHY WILKES-WEISS. Summary of Investigations on the Etiology of Tropical Sprue in Porto Rico(Summary of Investigations on the Etiology of Tropical Sprue in Porto Rico*†)(Summary of Investigations on the Etiology of Tropical Sprue in Porto Rico*†). Ann Intern Med. 1929;2:1198–1208. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-11-1198
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(11):1198-1208.
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