STEVEN O. SCHWARTZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MARNE CATALDO, M.D.
Both the title and the general scheme of this presentation, although inevitably modified, are acknowledged to be in deliberate emulation of the superb article by William S. Middleton1 published in 1937 on the subject of Hodgkin's disease. They, the title and the scheme, and the attitude as well, are as felicitous in their application to multiple myeloma as they were to Middleton's original use in relation to Hodgkin's disease.
Although the disease has been adequately described2 for over a century, resistance to treatment has engendered, directly, therapeutic pessimism, and, indirectly, a lack of interest and mistaken diagnoses. The diagnosis of
SCHWARTZ SO, CATALDO M. SOME CLINICAL CAPRICES OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA: 15 CASE REPORTS FROM A STUDY OF 75 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;39:1267–1280. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-6-1267
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(6):1267-1280.
Hematology/Oncology, Multiple Myeloma.
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