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Genesis of apoptosis

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6953.542b (Published 20 August 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:542
  1. S Fletcher
  1. Al Zahra Hospital, PO Box 3499, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

    EDITOR, - H Konrad Muller's preoccupation with historical accuracy in his letter on apoptotic priorities1 would be served better by studying an earlier period.

    Robert Schroder described the phenomenon in 1914 in a paper on menstruation2 regularly cited in earlier monographs on gynaecological pathology3 for its originality, merit, and acclaimed diagnostic value. With exemplary deduction he described the presence, significance, and immense predictive power of the minute particles of pyknotic chromatin which appear in …

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