J. OWEN FINNEY, M.D.
Bloch1 was the first to report a case of pernicious anemia without achlorhydria. He assumed that the gastric secretion returned to normal in the period of remission. Prior to the use of modern diagnostic methods reports of instances of pernicious anemia in patients in whom free hydrochloric acid was demonstrated in the gastric contents were fairly numerous. Since the advent of present day hematologic technic and knowledge such observations have been less common. Oliver and Wilkinson2 enumerate 74 cases obtained from a survey of the literature. Alsted3 in a comprehensive study, including the report of Oliver and Wilkinson, was able
FINNEY JO. PERNICIOUS ANEMIA UNASSOCIATED WITH ACHLORHYDRIA: CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1521–1525. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-9-1521
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(9):1521-1525.
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