WILLIAM P. THOMPSON, M.D.
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In 1883 Banti wrote a monograph entitled "dell Anemia Splenica." In this monograph he described a group of cases presenting splenomegaly with anemia and leukopenia. A particular and, to him, pathognomonic histologic change appeared in the spleen and he insisted that the disease resulted from the activities of some unknown toxic agent that irritated first the spleen and secondarily the liver.
In the next 10 years 10 more papers were written by Banti on this syndrome; his name became firmly attached and the syndrome entered the medical texts as Banti's disease.
In this country Osler published several papers—the first in
THOMPSON WP. THE PATHOGENESIS OF BANTI'S DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1940;14:255–262. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-2-255
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(2):255-262.
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