JACOBO GHITIS, M.D.
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To the Editor: Dr. Glasser's and Dr. Walker's studies (1) do not support the all-embracing concept of myeloproliferative disorders. My experience (unpublished) in this area supports their conclusions. In 10 years of hematological work I have seen many patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia yet none with polycythemia vera and only one with myelofibrosis and myeloid metaplasia. It may be worthwhile to add, against the concept of lymphoproliferative syndrome, that lymphosarcoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia are very common disorders here. Yet chronic lymphocytic leukemia is rare.
GHITIS J. MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS. Ann Intern Med. ;71:1216. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-6-1216_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(6):1216.
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