STEWART R. ROBERTS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROY R. KRACKE, M.D.
This new disease that we call agranulocytosis is an important addition to the list of dangerous diseases. A biologic condition exists in which the granulocytes are removed from the bone marrow and the blood stream. This is apparently a relatively new condition which emphasizes the necessity for blood examinations, and the fact that the granulocyte is apparently a biologic necessity for life, opens up a whole new world for research upon the blood. In no other condition is there so clearly an opportunity to study possible functions of these cells that have hitherto been unknown. A brief illustration is of
ROBERTS SR, KRACKE RR. Agranulocytosis: Its Classification12: Cases and Comments Illustrating the Granulopenic Trend from 8,000 Blood Counts in the South. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:40–51. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-1-40
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