Irradiation of the Blood: Method for Reducing Lymphocytes in Blood and Spleen

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Science  11 Sep 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3637, pp. 1188-1189
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3637.1188


Insertion of a beta-emitting source into the right atrium of the heart permits intensive irradiation of the circulating blood, with subsequent depletion of lymphocytes in the peripheral blood and lymphoid organs.