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September 15, 1945

The Therapeutic Uses of Radioactive Phosphorus

JAMA. 1945;129(3):224. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860370046019

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In the editorial with this title in The Journal, July 28, page 954, appears a statement to the effect that complications such as leukemia may be produced when this form of therapy is employed in the treatment of polycythemia vera The word used should have been leukopenia. Complications such as leukopenia, thrombocytopenia or anemia not infrequently may be observed in patients with polycythemia vera if the dosages of radioactive phosphorus administered are large.

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