ROBERT H. WILLIAMS, M.D.
In 1924, Felty1 reported five cases in which the chief disturbances were chronic arthritis, splenomegaly and marked leukopenia.
In 1932, Hanrahan and Miller2 reported a case with characteristics closely resembling those of Felty's cases, for which a splenectomy was performed with benefit both objectively and subjectively.
In March 1934, Craven3 added another case, likewise treated by splenectomy with improvement. Also in March 1934, Alessandrini4 reported a similar case in which splenectomy was advised, but refused by the patient.
In April 1934, Price and Schoenfeld5 reported a case with complete postmortem findings.
Until the present, only nine cases with this unusual
WILLIAMS RH. FELTY'S SYNDROME; REPORT OF A CASE WITH NECROPSY FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;9:1247–1255. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-9-1247
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(9):1247-1255.
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