P. W. C.
The rôle of the liver in hemopoiesis has aroused increasing interest since the discovery by Minot and Murphy of the curative action of liver when fed to patients with pernicious anemia. It is now well established that liver contains some substance necessary for normal red cell production, which is produced in the normal body, but is lacking in pernicious anemia. A deficiency of this material results in an arrest of the maturation of the red blood cells and in the delivery into the blood stream of cells which are abnormal and functionally defective.
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C. PW. THE RÔLE OF THE LIVER IN HEMOPOIESIS. Ann Intern Med. 1936;9:992–995. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-7-992
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(7):992-995.
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