ROBERT M. GLASSER, M.D.
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To the Editor: This letter is in reference to the question of the month on cardiovascular disease (no. 632) that appeared on p. 532 of the March 1968 ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE. That examination of erythrocyte morphology would be the most useful diagnostic procedure in a setting so suspect of sickle cell disease and associated pulmonary infarction is unquestioned and of course implies that this simple technique would enable one to recognize an underlying cause of the pulmonary problem. Perhaps it should also be pointed out that examination of the peripheral smear in this clinical setting might also tend to
GLASSER RM. Dissent on Questions of the Month. Ann Intern Med. ;68:1374. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-6-1374
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(6):1374.
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