WILLIAM B. BEAN, M.D.; RICHARD W. VILTER, M.D.; TOM D. SPIES, M.D.
It is a well known fact that therapeutic doses of roentgen-ray frequently give rise to a train of symptoms characterized by nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, headache and general malaise. The name "roentgen sickness" has been applied to this syndrome. Many remedies for this condition have been used with varying but often favorable results. One of the first used was parenteral liver extract.1 More recently, thiamin hydrochloride, ascorbic acid and nicotinic acid, all of which affect cellular oxidation and reduction, have proved efficacious in the therapy of many cases.2, 3, 4 Because of these associations, the authors thought that a disturbance
BEAN WB, VILTER RW, SPIES TD. THE EFFECT OF ROENTGEN-RAY ON THE BLOOD CODEHYDROGENASES I AND II1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:783–786. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-5-783
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(5):783-786.
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