CHAUNCEY M. STONE JR., M.D.; JOHN M. RUMBALL, M.D., F.A.C.P.; CLAIRE P. HASSETT, A.B.
The internal redistribution of iron in the body occurs through the serum iron compartment, with the liver playing an important rôle. Yet determinations of serum iron levels in liver diseases were few in the English literature until 1949. The foreign journals, however, contained observations of serum iron changes in liver diseases, which were first reported in 1927 by Warburg and Krebs.1 This foreign literature was recently reviewed by Ducci, Spoerer and Katz,2 who found that most foreign investigators considered the serum iron levels of value in the differential diagnosis of jaundice.
In this country Moore, Doan and Arrowsmith3 in 1937,
STONE CM, RUMBALL JM, HASSETT CP. AN EVALUATION OF THE SERUM IRON IN LIVER DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:229–240. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-2-229
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(2):229-240.
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