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October 6, 1934

X-Ray and Radium Injuries: Prevention and Treatment

JAMA. 1934;103(14):1094. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750400062034

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In 1915 Dr. Colwell, pathologist and radiologist, and Professor Russ, physicist, wrote a timely monograph entitled "X-Ray, Radium and the Living Cell." They have now written a much needed monograph, essentially a compilation, which gives in a concise manner all obtainable knowledge, both clinical and experimental, relative to injuries of all kinds caused by x-rays, radium and radioactive substances. The little book is divided into fourteen chapters and an appendix in which are discussed general consideration of protection; injuries to the skin, respiratory tract, circulatory system, alimentary tract, generative system, urinary tract, nervous system, eye, ear, bone, cartilage, muscle, connective tissue, suprarenals, thyroid, thymus, mammary gland and subdivisions of all these parts; radiation sickness; changes produced by the prolonged action of gamma radiation; poisoning by radioactive substances; x-ray and radium quackery; recommendations of the British X-Ray and Radium Protective Committee, and methods of dosage. It is thus seen that the

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