Mycosis Fungoides, Tumor Stage, Improvement from Roentgen Therapy. Presented by Dr. Norman Asel, Dr. Paul Chivington and Dr. William Spiller (service of Dr. J. E. Rauschkolb).
Dr. E. W. Netherton: I should like to ask whether antimony tartrate has been tried by the members of the Society in treating cases of mycosis fungoides.
Dr. B. Levine: I tried antimony potassium tartrate (tartar emetic) and then stibanose® (the diethylaminoethanol salt of sodium antimony gluconate). At first there was response; then the condition became stationary, and finally, worse. I found roentgen irradiation to be more effective. The response from antimony potassium tartrate was better than that from stibanose,® but the former drug was more toxic.
Dr. E. B. Heisel: At Ohio State University we have available P32, or radioactive phosphorus. I have treated 1 patient with typical mycosis fungoides with doses of 4 millicuries of radioactive phosphorus; there has