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September 15, 1934

Grundlagen und Praxis der Röntgenstrahlendosierung: Dosismessung und Dosisfestsetzung

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Von Prof. Dr. med. H. Holthusen, leitender Oberarzt am Allgem. Krankenhaus St. Georg, Hamburg. Gemeinsam mit Dr. med. R. Braun, Assistant am Strahlen-institut des Allgem. Krankenhauses St. Georg, Hamburg. Paper. Price, 18 marks. Pp. 249, with 180 illustrations. Leipzig: Georg Thieme, 1933.

JAMA. 1934;103(11):865. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750370069039

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In recent years a complete revolution in x-ray dosage has taken place and the nations are now in agreement on an international unit of measurement called the roentgen, the symbol of which is r. Dosage meters of numerous types have been devised, and it is now possible with a small outlay for any physician practicing roentgenology to measure the output of his apparatus under various conditions and to give any desired dosage with reasonable accuracy. The physician must be specially trained in the production of radiation of given wavelengths and he must have the necessary apparatus with which to do this. The reading of the dosage, however, is not so complicated that any physician who sets himself up as a radiologist should feel excused from accurately measuring the radiation delivered to his patients. The present work is an attempt to explain some of the problems concerned in the effects of

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