LEOPOLD LICHTWITZ, M.D.
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In anemia following bleeding or after the administration of phenylhydrazine, J. H. Pratt and P. Morawitz in 1908 noted an increase in the resistance of the erythrocytes. During the stage of advance of the anemia and during the first period of the restitution of the red cells, the limits of the maximal and minimal fragility were shifted in such a manner that erythrocytes less fragile than normal appeared and the most fragile erythrocytes disappeared. Pratt, in collaboration with S. Itami, continued these studies and found a considerable increase in the volume of the stroma of the erythrocytes during the phase
LICHTWITZ L. THE LIFESPAN OF THE ERYTHROCYTES1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:1664–1668. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-11-1664
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;10(11):1664-1668.
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