MAYNARD E. HOLMES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Hemochromatosis, also known as bronzed diabetes and pigment cirrhosis, is said to be a rare disease. Sheldon3 in his recent book on hemochromatosis has made a most thorough and extensive review of the literature. In his painstaking search he was able to collect 311 cases which could be accepted as genuine instances of the disease. He cites Stewart as having collected records of but 52 cases of hemochromatosis from 38,095 autopsies performed in several British hospitals. In Bellevue hospital in New York City only four cases of this disease were noted in 5000 autopsies.1 Butt and Wilder2 have recently reported
HOLMES ME. A CASE OF HEMOCHROMATOSIS WITH ALMOST COMPLETE ABSENCE OF SKIN PIGMENT, AND WITH FATAL RUPTURE OF AN ESOPHAGEAL VARIX1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:1075–1081. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-6-1075
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(6):1075-1081.
Emergency Medicine, Esophageal Disorders, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Disease.
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