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Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(5):659-660. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-5-659
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An interesting sequel has appeared to a study which was published in the ANNALS in 1929 of a family showing elliptical erythrocytes. In this paper by Hunter and Adams1 personal observations were reported of three generations of a family of Dutch extraction, one member of which was living in Portland, Oregon, and the others near Missoula, Mont. Twelve members of this family were found to exhibit the anomaly in question, consisting of the presence in the circulating blood of elliptical, elongated and irregularly shaped erythrocytes. Differences were recognized and established between this condition and the more common sickle cell anemia.


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