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The late Professor Ludwig Heilmeyer took an active part in the symposium on iron deficiency held in Basel in March 1969, and this book reporting the symposium is appropriately dedicated to his memory. He contributed, incidentally, a little gem to the list of causes of iron deficiency—blood loss in the owner of a flea circus who fed his charges on himself!
Since there were 74 participants, with over 40 formal presentations as well as recorded discussions, only a few items can be singled out for comment. Section 1 of the book, on pathogenesis, includes Conrad's systematic account of "Factors Affecting
Iron Deficiency. Pathogenesis, Clinical Aspects, Therapy.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:151–152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-1-151_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(1):151-152.
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