WILLIAM B. PATTERSON, M.D.
To the editor: Like Dr. Forst (1), we too are concerned about possible hazards to hospital personnel from antineoplastic agents. We feel obliged to point out that this concern was addressed in our review in the May issue (2) on page 661. We provided 11 references to more detailed information about the problem, and we appreciate Dr. Forst's addition of 3 other references. The large amount of material covered in our review necessitated concise descriptions of many occupational hazards, particularly in situations in which clinical disease have not been common or numbers of personnel at risk are low.
PATTERSON WB. Occupational Hazard from Antineoplastic Agents. Ann Intern Med. ;103:965. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-6-965_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(6_Part_1):965.
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