L. A. ERF, M.D.; J. H. LAWRENCE, M.D.
The purpose of this paper is (a) to indicate the amount of radio-phosphorus (P32) retained by various fractions of blood of four normal individuals and six patients with polycythemia; (b) to indicate the amount of P32 excreted in the urine and feces of the normal individuals and some of the patients; and (c) to present the hematological and clinical findings of the patients before and after the administration of P32.1
The radioactive phosphorus was produced by the Berkeley Cyclotron.2 The four normal individuals were robust, ambulatory workmen with recently healed fractures, all of whom had received the
ERF LA, LAWRENCE JH. CLINICAL STUDIES WITH THE AID OF RADIO-PHOSPHORUS. III. THE ABSORPTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF RADIO-PHOSPHORUS IN THE BLOOD OF, ITS EXCRETION BY, AND ITS THERAPEUTIC EFFECT ON, PATIENTS WITH POLYCYTHEMIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:276–290. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-2-276
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(2):276-290.
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