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"Clinical Disorders of Iron Metabolism," the senior author of which is a frequent contributor to the literature of hematology, describes essentially 2 disorders: iron deficiency and hemachromatosis.
An interesting chapter on the history of iron in medicine opens the book, and is followed by a short review of iron metabolism. Iron deficiency states are then described in some detail but in a few instances quite inadequately. It is of interest that the authors do not discuss the protein malnutrition (kwashiorkor) that is so often encountered in many areas of the world, but instead describe an entity called "diboba," which is
Clinical Disorders of Iron Metabolism.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:750–751. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-750
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):750-751.
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