MYERS H. HICKS, M.D.; BYRD S. LEAVELL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Pernicious anemia is considered to be rare in the Negro race. In 1943 Schwartz and Gore1 compiled only 106 cases2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 from the literature but added 93 cases of their own. They reviewed 1,000 consecutive diagnoses of pernicious anemia made at the Cook County Hospital between 1931 and 1942 and found that 93 of the patients were Negroes. According to the same authors, the largest series previously recorded from one institution had been 33 cases from the Johns Hopkins Hospital, reported by Wintrobe2 in 1942. Prior
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HICKS MH, LEAVELL BS. PERNICIOUS ANEMIA IN THE AMERICAN NEGRO(PERNICIOUS ANEMIA IN THE AMERICAN NEGRO*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1438–1443. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1438
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(6):1438-1443.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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