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The Mycoses of the Spleen.

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By GIBSON ALEXANDER GEORGE. , M.D., F.R.C.P., Physician to the Radcliffe Infirmary and Reader in Morbid Anatomy in the University of Oxford. 169 pages, 15 figures. The Macmillan Company; , New York: , 1930.. Price in cloth, $4.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(3):334-335. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-3-334_2
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This volume is published in the Anglo-French Library of Medical and Biological Science. In 1913 Gibson put forward the suggestion that certain forms of splenomegaly included in the terms splenic anemia and Banti's disease were the result of an invasion of the spleen by a form of streptothrix, which, he thought, could be demonstrated in the pigmented nodules found in these cases scattered throughout the substance of the spleen. A further study of these has strengthened him in this opinion that they are the cause of the disease, and that a mycelial origin is the only possible explanation of the



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