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Polycythaemia in Coal Miners with Chronic Lung Disease

Br Med J 1969; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5653.349 (Published 10 May 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;2:349
  1. B. W. B. Chan

    Abstract

    The polycythaemic response to hypoxia was studied in 30 ex-coal miners, comprising 14 patients with complicated pneumoconiosis and 16 with chronic non-specific lung disease. A close correlation was found between arterial oxygen saturation and haemoglobin, packed-cell volume, and the red cell mass.