It would be rational to expect that, with the advances made in the knowledge of the proper dosage of roentgen rays, burns from this source would become less and less frequent. As a matter of fact, this does not seem to be the case, as in my own practice I am seeing these burns even more frequently than five years ago, when I1 presented a paper on the radical treatment of roentgen-ray burns before the American Surgical Association. This report and the papers written since then by Porter and Wolbach,2 Bevan,3 E. G. Blair,4 McArthur5 and others have apparently had little effect on those who first see and treat the majority of these cases. For this reason, I am again bringing the subject forward, as I feel that it is of sufficient importance to warrant further discussion.
DAVIS JS. THE TREATMENT OF DEEP ROENTGEN-RAY BURNS BY EXCISION AND TISSUE SHIFTING. JAMA. 1926;86(19):1432-1435. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670450024010