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It is said that the great pathologist Virchow asked in the course of an oral examination of a student, "What is the function of the spleen?" The student thought deeply, pounded his forehead, and said, "I'm sorry, I knew it last night while I was studying, but it's gone now." To which Virchow replied, "What a pity—one of the great unknowns of medical science was solved last night and now it's lost again." This book by Spencer and Pearson at least brings us up to date on the questions, with the best available, but admittedly incomplete, answers to the mysteries
Radionuclide Studies of the Spleen.. Ann Intern Med. ;84:512–513. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-4-512_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(4):512-513.
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