ABEL LEVITT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DEXTER S. LEVY, B.A., M.D.
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Multiple myeloma is considered a malignant tumor exhibiting multiple foci throughout the red bone marrow in the body. One of the first cases of this disease reported in 1845 by William McIntyre received very little attention from the medical profession. Not until 1882 was it definitely recognized after presentation by Kuhne and it was further described in 1889 by Kahler. The etiology of the disease is as yet unknown. The majority of cases occur in the male between the fourth and sixth decades. In the cases reported, the principal symptoms have been pain, tumor, deformity, and fracture, and there may
LEVITT A, LEVY DS. MULTIPLE MYELOMA(MULTIPLE MYELOMA*). Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:863–873. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-5-863
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(5):863-873.
Hematology/Oncology, Multiple Myeloma.
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