Maxwell M. Wintrobe, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Occupying a central position in hemoglobin synthesis is iron. This important metal can be measured readily in a number of different forms and in different parts of the body. Its metabolism has been studied thoroughly and is, for the most part, fully understood. With the information now available, it is possible to consider the anemias in relation to the metabolism of iron. On the basis of serum iron levels, they can be classified as being associated with low serum iron (sideropenic) or normal or increased serum iron levels (sideremic). Such a classification is discussed in detail because it is very
Wintrobe MM. The John Phillips Memorial Lecture : Sideropenic and Sideremic Anemias.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;66:1045. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-5-1045_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(5):1045.
Hematology/Oncology, Red Cell Disorders.
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