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February 1931

Die Roentgenbehandlung der Nervenkrankheiten.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(2):448-449. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230020236018

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A close study of this volume has induced the reviewer to call the attention of American neurologists to a timely and excellent treatise on roentgen treatment for diseases of the nervous system. It is the combined work of Professor Marburg, an ardent therapeutist and skilful clinician, and of Dr. Sgalitzer, the director of the roentgen laboratory connected with Eiselberg's clinic in Vienna. The volume is one of the "Sonderbaende zur Strahlentherapie." The authors have divided the work in such a way that Sgalitzer is responsible for the purely technical and masterly chapters on the physical basis of roentgen rays, on present-day roentgen apparatus and on the effects of the rays on different organs of the body and more especially on malignant tumors and surrounding tissues. Section IV on "Deep Roentgen Therapy," with its discussion of the very complex matter of dosage, will give the neurologist much useful information that is