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July 21, 1945

Supervoltage X-Ray Therapy: A Report for the Years 1937-1942 on The Mozelle Sassoon Supervoltage X-Ray Therapy Department, St. Bartholomew's Hospital

JAMA. 1945;128(12):908. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860290070031

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Abstract

The x-ray department of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London, under the direction of Dr. N. S. Finzi, presents in this report a summary of the work on supervoltage x-ray therapy for the five years ended in 1942. After this five year trial with a million volt x-ray equipment the author presents this interim report with the hope that the information contained will be helpful to others planning the establishment of radiotherapeutic centers.

A critical assessment of its value is not yet possible, but certain observations are made available, so that this work is a veritable mine of information regarding the technical installation and management of supervoltage x-ray equipment.

The investigation on cancer x-ray therapy really began in 1924 and was limited to carcinoma of the breast, locally inoperable and unsuitable for interstitial radium needling but without distant metastases; carcinoma of the uterus in all stages of the disease; cancer of the

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