O. CHARLES OLSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MERRITT H. STILES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It is not the purpose of this paper to review the clinical and pathologic features of porphyria, since they have been adequately covered in previous papers and these authors can add nothing further.
We do believe it is worth while, however, to review briefly a tentative classification of porphyria which has been recently suggested by Dr. C. J. Watson.1 We believe that this classification will serve to clarify the clinical picture and to furnish a better understanding of the pathologic background of this disease.
Gunther proposed the first classification of porphyria many years ago (1911), but his nomenclature is conflicting
OLSON OC, STILES MH. CORTISONE THERAPY IN PORPHYRIA HEPATICA, ACUTE INTERMITTENT TYPE: A REPORT OF UNFAVORABLE RESULTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:357–363. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-2-357
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(2):357-363.
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