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Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, and Aplastic Anemia in American Radiologists

Lewis, E. B. (1963) Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, and Aplastic Anemia in American Radiologists. Science, 142 (3598). pp. 1492-1494. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.142.3598.1492.

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A survey of 425 death certificates of radiologists dying between the ages of 35 and 74 during the years 1948 to 1961 reveals a statistically highly significant excess of deaths from leukemia, multiple myeloma, and aplastic anemia. That this excess is due to radiation exposure (or to some factor acting in a similar manner), rather than to an artifact of diagnosis is suggested by the absence of deaths ascribed to chronic lymphatic leukemia.

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Additional Information:© 1963 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 10 September 1963. I thank R. Giesen, M. Hershey and S. Hillyard and especially my wife for technical assistance. I thank F. Lawler for writing the programs used to calculate the age composition of, and the expected numbers of deaths in, the study population. This work was supported in part by an institutional grant from the American Cancer Society (IN-39).
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Official Citation:Leukemia, Multiple Myeloma, and Aplastic Anemia in American Radiologists E. B. Lewis Science 13 December 1963: 142 (3598), 1492-1494. [DOI:10.1126/science.142.3598.1492]
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