VICTOR HERBERT, M.D., J.D.
To the editor: The article, "Hematology in the People's Republic of China" (1), states that "megaloblastic anemias, and, in particular, pernicious anemia are said to be virtually unknown except for occasional cases of childhood folate deficiency."
I would like to dispute that. In October 1979, I visited the People's Republic of China with a group of physicians (Dr. Richard Silver of Cornell Medical College and I were the two hematologists
with the group). We visited with colleagues at medical schools and hospitals in Beijing (Peking), Chengchow, Wuhan, Shanghai, and Kwangchow (Canton), as discussed in an article entitled "Chinese Medicine Turns
HERBERT V. Megaloblastic Anemia in China. Ann Intern Med. ;97:139–140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-1-139_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(1):139-140.
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