LOWELL A. ERF, M.D.; HAROLD W. JONES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Polycythemia is a disease of unknown etiology characterized by a chronic course and a marked increase in total blood volume over the normal, with an absolute increase in the total number of red blood cells (and often of white blood cells and of platelets).
In a previous paper1 evidence was presented that marked clinical and hematological improvement occurred in six cases of polycythemia, following administration of radio-phosphorus (p32). Those six patients have been maintained in essentially complete clinical and hematological remissions for nearly two years.2 Four of the six patients have required no radio-phosphorus additional to that described in the
ERF LA, JONES HW. RADIO-PHOSPHORUS—AN AGENT FOR THE SATISFACTORY TREATMENT OF POLYCYTHEMIA AND ITS ASSOCIATED MANIFESTATIONS; A REPORT OF A CASE OF POLYCYTHEMIA SECONDARY POSSIBLY TO THE BANTI'S SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. ;19:587–601. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-19-4-587
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;19(4):587-601.
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