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THE RÔLE OF ACIDOSIS OF THE TISSUES AS A FACTOR IN THE PRODUCTION OF AN ATTACK IN PAROXYSMAL HEMOGLOBINURIA

OSCAR BERGHAUSEN, B.A., M.D.
Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1912;IX(2):137-142. doi:10.1001/archinte.1912.00060140011002.
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During January, 1910, a colored man suffering from paroxysmal hemoglobinuria was admitted to the Cincinnati Hospital. He gave a history of passing blood-colored urine, particularly on exposure to cold. While producing congestion above the elbow in order to obtain blood from the median vein for a Wassermann determination, it was noticed that at such times there was obtained a blood-serum which was laked. This led me to investigate more closely the effect of carbonic acid gas on the washed corpuscles obtained both from the patient and from a normal individual, and the effect of salts in controlling this hemolysis was also studied. This forms a complete report of the work done, and which was briefly referred to by Martin H. Fischer1 in his work on edema.

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History.  —The patient, H. C., colored, male, aged 26, single, entered the Cincinnati Hospital Dec. 31, 1909, suffering from pains

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