BRUCE K. WISEMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ROBERT J. ROHN, M.D.; BERTHA A. BOURONCLE, M.D.; WILLIAM G. MYERS, M.D.
Prior to 1941, polycythemia vera was treated in the hematology clinic at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, by the conventional methods of venesection, x-radiation and induced hemolysis. None of these, employed either singly or in various combinations, was judged satisfactory from the viewpoint of either patient or physician, for the reasons summarized in table 1. When radioactive phosphorus (P32) was first made available to us in 19412 from the cyclotron of the Radiation Laboratory of the University of California at Berkeley, California, through the generosity of Dr. John H. Lawrence, it was decided, as our supplies permitted, to
WISEMAN BK, ROHN RJ, BOURONCLE BA, MYERS WG. THE TREATMENT OF POLYCYTHEMIA VERA WITH RADIOACTIVE PHOSPHORUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:311–330. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-2-311
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(2):311-330.
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