J. L. SIMS, M.D.; M. L. CARNS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Among writers on hematology and roentgen therapy it has become customary to list, often with considerable qualification, excessive radiation as a potential cause of agranulocytosis.1, 2, 3 It was called to the attention of a member of this hospital staff who had cited such statements in a recent publication4 that examples of this type of reaction had been rarely if ever reported. Consequently, it was with extreme interest that we observed the course of the following case.
A 43 year-old-white woman was admitted to the Wisconsin General Hospital on September 7, 1939. Her chief complaint was of a
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SIMS JL, CARNS ML. POST-RADIATION PANMYELOPHTHISIS CLINICALLY SIMULATING AGRANULOCYTOSIS(POST-RADIATION PANMYELOPHTHISIS CLINICALLY SIMULATING AGRANULOCYTOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:1021–1028. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-6-1021
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(6):1021-1028.
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