This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
Pernicious anemia was a serious, frequently fatal disease until the discovery in 1926 that liver therapy could control it completely. This monograph, published in the 50th anniversary year of that discovery, attempts "to place the pathophysiological and pathogenetic aspects of pernicious anemia into a contemporary perspective." The emphasis, however, is heavily historical. More than 10% of the 446 references are from before 1900. Extensive space is given to the discovery of liver therapy and includes fascinating copies of the hospital chart of the first patient treated. First-person narratives of this treatment and of the purification and crystallization of the active
Pernicious Amenia. Volume 7 in the series Major Problems in Internal Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;85:836–837. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-836_2
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):836-837.
Copyright © 2019 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use