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May 14, 1932

Some Radium Cases at the Middlesex Hospital: A Photographic Record.

JAMA. 1932;98(20):1766. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730460070043

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The purpose of this book is primarily to present a photographic record of a series of neoplasms treated with radium in the Middlesex Hospital. Only cases that lend themselves to photographic record are described and depicted. Photographs of epithelioma of the skin, lip and tongue are shown before and after radium treatments. The technic is described and the dose stated. The photographs clearly indicate effective irradiation of this group of tumors. Carcinoma of the breast was treated according to the method first described by Geoffrey Keynes. The photographs constitute a clear and effective demonstration of the results of radiation on surface cancer. The dosage may also serve as a general guide in interstitial irradiation of this group of neoplasms. The author has been more partial to interstitial irradiation, as for example in the treatment of cancer of the lip, which is best treated by the application of radium on the

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