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For some time, roentgenotherapists have been confronted with the problem of the time factor in the application of roentgen rays for therapeutic purposes. Some have preferred to divide the total dose contemplated into a number of sittings, so that the entire amount of the radiation administered, say in a case of uterine carcinoma, would be spread over from ten to fourteen days. This is the view that has been advanced by Regaud and others of the French radiologists. Others, on the contrary, have advocated the introduction of the radiation with the greatest intensity in the shortest possible time, so that only two or three days suffice for such a patient.
The foregoing is not the problem referred to in this communication, but rather the question of whether in giving a definite dose, 400 milliampere-minutes for instance, one should employ 2 or 5 or 25 or more milliamperes of current, keeping
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