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Historical perspectives of Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

Authors
  • Komp, D M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1987
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
9–21
Identifiers
PMID: 3312151
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This brief review of the history of Langerhans cell histiocytosis brings us into touch with the history of medicine of the last 100 years and the opportunity to reflect on the progress in medicine in general. Hand, Christian, Schüller, Letterer, and Siwe represent far more than names to attach to eponyms. This historical overview takes us from the first descriptions of the disease in the literature through the modern efforts to take the X out of histiocytosis-X.

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