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Ann Intern Med. 1940;13(9):1753-1755. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-13-9-1753
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The studies of the past fifteen years have added greatly to our knowledge of the various types of anemia and have provided a sound basis for their intelligent and efficient treatment. As yet, however, there has not been a corresponding improvement in the methods of treatment generally employed.

Most cases of anemia can be placed in one of three large groups, depending upon the relative size and hemoglobin concentration of the red cells. The hypochromic microcytic group, with small pale cells, is associated with iron deficiency. This anemia practically always responds to the administration of adequate doses of simple inorganic




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