R. GOTTLIEB, M.SC., M.D.
There is a group of anemias with a blood picture of an exhausted myeloid system, showing little or no signs of regeneration. The blood picture is that of an anemia, granulocytopenia, and thrombocytopenia. In some of these cases the etiology is known, e.g., arsenic or benzol poisoning, in others the etiological factor cannot be found. In the literature these cases are referred to as "aplastic anemia," "myelophthisic anemia," "aleukia hemorrhagica," etc., but none of these terms properly expresses the character of the condition. We are really dealing with an insufficiency of the myeloid system. A myeloid insufficiency may involve the
R. GOTTLIEB. MYELOID INSUFFICIENCY(MYELOID INSUFFICIENCY*). Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:895–902. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-7-895
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;7(7):895-902.
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