ROBERT H. DURHAM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The clinical concept of Banti's disease has undergone an evolutionary transition found in few other diseases. Concurrent with this changing knowledge, the original name Banti's disease has been supplanted by a succession of other terms. Osler was among the first to challenge Banti's original interpretations. After observing cases without any apparent hepatic involvement, Osler suggested that this type of case should more appropriately be called splenic anemia. This term has since become obsolete. Banti's syndrome later came into use as a general descriptive term and continues to be used by many clinicians. As the rôle of the spleen became better
DURHAM RH. THE RESULTS OF SPLENECTOMY IN BANTI'S SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:1372–1381. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-6-1372
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(6):1372-1381.
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