A. BERTRAND BRILL, M.D., PH.D.; MASANOBU TOMONAGA, M.D.; ROBERT M. HEYSSEL, M.D.
The occurrence of leukemia in an individual with a history of previous exposure to ionizing radiation was first noted in 1911. Between that year and 1939 a total of 18 cases was reported, and leukemia was considered an occupational risk of radiologists (1-7). More recent studies have confirmed these observations (8-14). An increased incidence of leukemia has subsequently been described in such diverse groups as children who have been exposed in utero to X irradiation during diagnostic pelvimetry of the mother (15-21), children who were treated with X rays as infants for enlargement of the thymus gland (22-29), adults with
BRILL AB, TOMONAGA M, HEYSSEL RM. Leukemia in Man Following Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: A Summary of the Findings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and a Comparison with Other Human Experience. Ann Intern Med. ;56:590–609. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-590
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):590-609.
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