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Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(9):1182-1186. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-9-9-1182
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A recent report by Rhoads and Miller1 indicates that adequate liver therapy is as satisfactory in sprue as it is in the somewhat related condition of pernicious anemia. These excellent results with liver therapy have stimulated an increase in the recognition of nontropical cases of sprue which are often reported as cases of chronic idiopathic steatorrhea. Mackie,2 in July 1933, was able to find only 28 unquestioned cases of nontropical sprue and he added one of his own. Increased recognition of cases is evidenced by the fact that by March 1935 Snell3 was able to state that there were well


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