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Suppression of Erythropoiesis by Alcohol

Br Med J 1970; 1 doi: (Published 10 January 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:86
  1. D. O'B. Hourihane,
  2. D. G. Weir


    Serial measurements in alcoholic subjects showed a profound fall of serum iron for three days after withdrawal of alcohol and a reversion of abnormal accumulation of erythroblastic haemosiderin to normal. These findings suggest an interference in normal haem synthesis, most probably by a direct effect.