S. W. RANSON JR., M.D.; SAMUEL REBACK, M.D.
On January 27, 1938, a man, aged 24, was brought to the Neurological Institute of New York, apparently moribund, suffering with subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord secondary to pernicious anemia. His mother and paternal uncle had had the same disease. This hereditary background, the abnormally early onset of the illness, and the unusually good response to therapy have prompted the presentation of this case report.
Hurst,1 Meulengracht,2 Johannessohn,3 Tscherning,4 Ungley and Suzman,5 and others have presented instances of subacute combined degeneration occurring in more than one member of a family. Wilkinson and Brockbank6 in 1931 reviewed the literature,
RANSON SW, REBACK S. A CASE OF SUBACUTE COMBINED DEGENERATION OF THE SPINAL CORD WITH INTERESTING HEREDITARY FEATURES1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:738–744. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-4-738
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(4):738-744.
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