Edited by Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.
BY FRANCIS H. WILLIAMS, M.D.BOSTON.
For satisfactory medical work with the X-rays, the first requisite is
an efficient apparatus, the second, experience in examining a large number
It is impracticable in so short a paper to describe and compare the
advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of static machines and coils
that have been used to excite vacuum tubes, but I present photographs of the
static machine I have been using at the Boston City Hospital for some time
past, which give in themselves a sufficient idea of the machine and of my
method of examining patients. The patients are brought to the X-ray room on
a stretcher, that fits wooden horses placed in front of the machine, so that
they are spared all possible fatigue. This machine has four revolving plates,
six feet in diameter, and four fixed plates, six feet four inches in diameter.
In Europe they are using coils more than static machines. . . .
SOME OF THE WAYS IN WHICH X-RAYS ASSIST IN MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS.. JAMA. 1999;282(19):1800E. doi:10.1001/jama.282.19.1800