ANN E. GABRIELSEN, M.A.; ROBERT A. GOOD, PH.D., M.D.
Although the impetus to the recent experimental work delineating the immunologic role of the thymus came from a number of directions, a major stimulus, to our own work, at least, was an experiment of nature: thymoma associated with acquired agammaglobulinemia. One of us (R. A. G.), with Dr. Richard Varco, observed and described such a patient in 1953 and 1954. By 1960, when Gafni, Michaeli and Heller reviewed this subject the number of reported instances was up to six, including two patients of their own. We have seen two more in our own hospital, and the total number now known
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GABRIELSEN AE, GOOD RA. Thymoma. Ann Intern Med. 1966;65:607–611. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-3-607
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