PAUL CALABRESI, M.D.; OVID O. MEYER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Originally described by Vaquez1 in 1892, polycythemia vera was established as a definite clinical entity by the subsequent reports of Saundby and Russell2 and Osler3, 4 at the turn of the century. The early historical and investigative accounts of this condition have been thoroughly reviewed in the literature.5, 6, 7
By 1940 two distinct contributions had been made which laid the foundation for our present-day concepts of the nature and therapy of the disease: (1) the description of the various clinical stages of the disease by Rosenthal and Bassen,8 and (2) the introduction of radioactive phosphorus by Lawrence.9 Notwithstanding these
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CALABRESI P, MEYER OO. POLYCYTHEMIA VERA. I. CLINICAL AND LABORATORY MANIFESTATIONS(POLYCYTHEMIA VERA. I. CLINICAL AND LABORATORY MANIFESTATIONS*). Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:1182–1202. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-5-1182
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(5):1182-1202.
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