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The continuing debate concerning the use of ionizing radiation and especially radiophosphorus (32P) for the treatment of the patient with polycythemia vera and the relationship of such treatment to the overall survival of this group of patients forms the background and provides the raison d'être for this excellent monograph. The writing is clear and has an authoritative ring. The scholarship is thorough; the references include more than 850 cited articles.
The monograph is divided into four sections: a review of erythropoiesis, polycythemia vera, secondary polycythemia, and other polycythemic entities. Appropriately the bulk of the monograph relates to polycythemia vera, with
The Polycythemic Disorders.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:347–348. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-2-347_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(2):347-348.
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