ALBERT DAMON, M.D., Ph.D.; DONALD A. HOLUB, M.D.
The occurrence of polycythemia vera predominantly in middle life is well documented. Males seem to be affected more frequently than females, but to an extent that varies widely from one reported series to another. The clinical impression is strong, as quoted in current texts,1-3 that Negroes are rarely affected and Jews relatively often, but published evidence leaves much to be desired. That for Negroes rests on a single series in 1924, in which one of 34 patients was a Negro! The statistical basis for the presumed high incidence among Jews consists of Türk's5 five Jewish patients of seven with polycythemia
DAMON A, HOLUB DA. HOST FACTORS IN POLYCYTHEMIA VERA1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:43–60. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-43
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