CHARLES WEISS, Ph.D., M.D.; FRANCISCO LANDRON, B.Sc.; OSCAR COSTA-MANDRY, M.D., D.M.; DOROTHY WILKES-WEISS, M.D.
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There has been noted in recent years a growing interest in the study of so-called "tropical sprue". This is due largely to the increasing number of cases recognized in sub-tropical and temperate regions. For example, Thaysen reports five cases of sprue originating in Denmark; Lambright describes a case from Cleveland, and the observations of Wood in North Carolina and Silverman in Louisiana show that the disease is not at all uncommon in those states.
A second stimulus has been the suggestion promulgated by Wood, Christian and others, and supported by recent studies on liver therapy in certain types of anemia
WEISS C, LANDRON F, COSTA-MANDRY O, WILKES-WEISS D. Summary of Investigations on the Etiology of Tropical Sprue in Porto Rico12. Ann Intern Med. 1929;2:1198–1208. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-11-1198
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(11):1198-1208.
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