WILLIAM B. LOONEY, M.D.
The increasing medical, military and industrial use of radioactive materials has made the knowledge of the late effects of internally deposited radio-elements of considerable importance. The principal sources of clinical material are individuals who were employed as luminous dial workers, individuals who received radium medically, and individuals who received Thorotrast in diagnostic radiology 10 to 40 years ago.
The information gained from the study of the late effects of internally deposited radioactive materials can be used in the following ways : (1) The clinical information will serve as a guide for the diagnosis, management and treatment of patients who
LOONEY WB. LATE CLINICAL CHANGES FOLLOWING THE INTERNAL DEPOSITION OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS1. Ann Intern Med. ;42:378–387. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-42-2-378
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;42(2):378-387.
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