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The feeding of raw or autoclaved onions or their juice to adult dogs resulted in a severe anemia, confirming the findings of Sebrell in this respect. The animals were fed both the raw and the autoclaved onions in daily doses of 15 gm. per kilogram of body weight, and the onion juice in equivalent amounts of 10 cc. per kilogram. Uniform results were obtained from the three forms of feeding. Severe reduction in the number of red cells and in the hemoglobin occurred on the seventh or eighth day, when six feedings of onion had been given. There was a
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I. Anemia of Dogs Produced by Feeding of the Whole Onions and of Onion Fractions. II. Anemia in Dogs Produced by Feeding Disulphide Compounds.. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:663-664. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-5-663_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(5):663-664.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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