As the literature on splenic anemia or Banti's disease during the past five years has been both voluminous and contradictory, I shall make no effort to burden it still further with conjectures or with unverified opinions. It is my desire to place on record a case occurring in a child of 5 years, which is, so far as the literature at my command reveals, the earliest age at which the condition has been noticed.
—The patient, G. C., aged 5, male, was of American parentage and of negative family history. He began to walk when fourteen months old. Four months later he became unable to walk for some unknown reason, and at the same time developed squint in both eyes, recovering completely from both difficulties in six weeks. The following year he contracted measles and whooping cough, but recovered completely with no sequelæ.
—About June 1, 1908,