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American physician and Nobel laureate William Parry Murphy

In 1926, American physician William Parry Murphy (1892-1987) with George Minot (1885-1950) reported the clinical and hematological improvement in 45 patients with pernicious anemia treated with a dietary regimen that incorporated large quantities of liver. In 1934, Minot and Murphy were awarded the Nobel Prize for their discovery of a treatment for pernicious anemia. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Public domain.)

Associated Disorders

  • Alcohol-tobacco amblyopia
  • Cerebral vascular disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Developmental delay
  • Folate deficiency
  • Gastric resection
  • Glossitis
  • Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome
  • Malabsorption
  • Megaloblastic anemia
  • Myelopathy
  • Optic neuropathy
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Regional enteritis
  • Subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord