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January 28, 1928

Radium in Gynecology.

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By John G. Clark, M.D., and Charles C. Norris, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania. With a chapter on Physics by Gioacchino Failla, E.E., M.A., D.Sc., Physicist, Memorial Hospital, New York. Cloth. Price, $8. Pp. 315, with 49 illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1927.

JAMA. 1928;90(4):315. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690310067036

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A suitable climax to a life of industry and production of the late John G. Clark, and with no less credit to the co-author, C. C. Norris, is their splendid contribution to gynecology and radiology. The book covers the field more or less completely and is based chiefly on the large personal experience of the authors. The subject matter is prefaced by an historical sketch on radium, which is followed by a longer chapter on the physics of radium, the latter contributed by Gioacchino Failla. A general consideration of the pathology and action of radium on tissues precedes the description of tumors of the genital tract, and the place of radiation therapy in each is described, beginning with the vulva. The illustrations add considerably to the text, showing the methods of application of radium as well as effects of radium on the tissues. The chapters on carcinoma of the uterus

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